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Wise Paul Tsongas Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Paul Tsongas.

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

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Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment.
Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
- Paul Tsongas

You are Americans.
You love this country.
Together we are entrusted with the principles that
represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
- Paul Tsongas

Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very
mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy
to all the days that will be granted to you.
- Paul Tsongas

 

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

A commencement is a time of joy.
It is also a time of melancholy.
But then again, so is life.
- Paul Tsongas

America is the sum of all our journeys as we search
for our national community and our national culture.
- Paul Tsongas

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My father's generation gave to my generation a land
of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.
- Paul Tsongas

I am an American.
I love this country.
- Paul Tsongas

Let's try winning and see what it feels like.
If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.
- Paul Tsongas

That's a good question.
Let me try to evade you.
- Paul Tsongas

It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement
that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe.
Don't worry, be happy.
Everything is fine.
- Paul Tsongas

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges
that face us and to restore America's greatness.
- Paul Tsongas

When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad,
he knew what he was doing.
- Paul Tsongas

Our only weapons in this war of your lifetime are the weapons of the mind.
- Paul Tsongas

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young
to have a decent standard of living.
- Paul Tsongas

I have pretty much made up my mind to do this.
- Paul Tsongas

This land, this water, this air, this planet -
this is our legacy to our young.
- Paul Tsongas

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
- Paul Tsongas

No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time -
the Depression,
World War II, civil rights, Vietnam,
the spring of 1989 in China.
These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
- Paul Tsongas

You are part of that horrid expression,
the best and the brightest.
It can be a terrible burden if you let it be,
but it is the great challenge of your time.
And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous.
- Paul Tsongas

In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running.
And it will not cease, not in China,
not in South Africa,
not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea
of democracy and freedom has taken root.
- Paul Tsongas

We are a continuum.
Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values,
so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead
to our children and their children.
And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
- Paul Tsongas

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart,
from a clean environment to true equality for women,
from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood,
from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
- Paul Tsongas

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey.
For me and my family it was a time of adversity.
But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith.
And born out of that adversity was a commitment to
devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.
- Paul Tsongas

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley


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