Zen Quotes And Sayings

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Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave.
~By Paul Walker ~


So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


Not a single person I named hadn't already been named at least a half-dozen times and wasn't already on he blacklist.
~By Edward Dmytryk ~


It taught me that Clinton's instinct to make this about your life as a citizen, rather than his as a human being, was the right answer to these things.
~By Paul Begala ~


I'm confident in our resolve to make the decisions necessary to keep our country and our people safe and prosperous and I look forward to representing the citizens of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District for the next two years.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
~By Derek Walcott ~


Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen.
~By Woody Allen ~


In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
~By Arthur Bremer ~


Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
~By Brendan Francis ~


I used to think I had to stay frozen in time. No amount of Botox will keep up.
~By Sheena Easton ~


If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder.
~By William Greider ~


The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
~By Alvin Adams ~


When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will.
~By Aleksandr Lebed ~


Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
~By Aeschines ~


Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons.
~By Helen Prejean ~


A woman is a citizen who works for Mexico. We must not treat her differently from a man, except to honor her more.
~By Adolfo Lopez Mateos ~


I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


Today, we are now deciding how do we treat those who are choosing to carry out a war against us, non-U.S. citizens who are choosing to take us to task for what we believe and who we are. In this conflict, we have to decide how we are going to try to find these terrorists.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


It'll work, if God, wind, leads, ice, snow, and all the hells of this damned frozen land are willing.
~By Matthew Henson ~


The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice.
~By Daniel Hannan ~


President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.
~By David Letterman ~


American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
~By Zbigniew Brzezinski ~


Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission.
~By Doc Hastings ~


Eligible citizens from any State in the Union can serve in the Border Protection Corps of that State.
~By John Culberson ~


I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


I have never coasted down a hill of frozen rain.
~By Duke Kahanamoku ~


A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare.
~By Paul Ryan ~


We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.
~By Albert Camus ~


Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.
~By Jeff Cooper ~


Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
~By Carl Sagan ~


With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?
~By Julian Casablancas ~


In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics - an almost frozen idea of what beauty is.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship.
~By Joe Baca ~


The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
~By Henry Miller ~


A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
~By Franz Kafka ~


The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
~By Gerry Adams ~


One rose says more than the dozen.
~By Wendy Craig ~


I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us.
~By Leverett Saltonstall ~


There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
~By Robert Fortune ~


This election is a critical step in that overall plan - transforming the Iraqi government into a fully constitutional one, able to secure its own borders and ensure the safety of its citizens.
~By John M. McHugh ~


In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.
~By Raoul Vaneigem ~


I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
~By Warren Beatty ~


We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie, you know?
~By Dana Carvey ~


Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately.
~By Alec Baldwin ~


Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
~By Samuel Gompers ~


About the Saint's amorous adventures, by the way, I can't speak so brazenly.
~By Leslie Charteris ~


My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
~By Sarah Palin ~


Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
~By Benito Mussolini ~


We watched the U.S. citizenship immigration services web site in March. They had six million, two hundred thousand hits, and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship. So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process.
~By Luis Gutierrez ~


Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have.
~By Jose Luis Rodr?guez Zapatero ~


The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan, where every seventh citizen is a refugee.
~By Leonid Kuchma ~


I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'
~By David O. Russell ~


Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.
~By Anatoly Karpov ~


I am not an 'instant' actor... to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.
~By Judy Holliday ~


When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
~By Warren Buffett ~


You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it.
~By Robert Benchley ~


What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
~By Nikita Khrushchev ~


Drawing on President Bush's reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change.
~By James A. Leach ~


We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well.
~By Thad Cochran ~


We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
~By Andrew Shue ~


Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land.
~By Daniel Inouye ~


Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.
~By Raquel Welch ~


We will also allow state companies to sell shares to their workers and will pass a law allowing citizens to start companies of their own with no limits on the number of employees or on the firm's output.
~By Vaclav Klaus ~


Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.
~By John Jay Hooker ~


English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application.
~By William Weld ~


Help is even being offered from across the ocean, as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to offer financial and material support to the American people.
~By Jo Bonner ~


Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
~By Henry Miller ~


Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally okay to attack American troops.
~By Marty Meehan ~


While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
~By Eliot Engel ~


In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient stages all movements by government or party or pressure groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties of any of our fellow citizens.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


Property that endangers the safety of a nation should not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


The Constitution of the United States was made by white men, the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding and one non-slaveholding State; and it was made for white men.
~By John H. Reagan ~


The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
~By John Steinbeck ~


After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them.
~By Jon Voight ~


I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts at conserving energy last summer.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.
~By Robert Teeter ~


A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
~By John Hickenlooper ~


My favorite comedians were Jimmy Durante, George Burns, senior citizens.
~By Joseph Bologna ~


The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
~By Joseph Barbera ~


It's funny that people think because you don't have a movie or record out, you disappear into a frozen chamber someplace. They think you're dead when you're not in the public eye.
~By Jason Schwartzman ~


There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.
~By Amar Bose ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.
~By James Callaghan ~


Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
~By Richard Meier ~


Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.
~By Richard Neal ~


The Dancing Girls of Lahore was offered to dozens of British publishers and was turned down by everyone. It is still on offer in the U.K., but I'm not confident there will be any takers.
~By Louise Brown ~


Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
~By John Ralston Saul ~

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January 26 ,2023
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