I believe profoundly in the possibilities of democracy, but democracy needs to be emancipated from capitalism. As long as we inhabit a capitalist democracy, a future of racial equality, gender equality, economic equality will elude us.— Angela Davis
Cheering Elude Us quotations
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.
As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.
For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.
It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.
This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of todays elected officials.
The more we try and understand enlightenment the more it will elude us.
And that's because enlightenment does not come from the mind. It comes form 'no-mind.' It comes form just being. You are already enlightened. You just have to realize it to allow it into your experience.
We don't have to go in search of our mission or purpose.
The more we search for it, the more it will elude us. We just have to be ourselves and find our joy in the present moment or do what calls us in the present moment and our mission will unfold.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
We may know ourselves, and yet even with all the efforts we make, we do not know ourselves. We know our fellowman, and yet we do not know him, because we are not a thing, and our fellowman is not a thing. The further we reach into the depths of our being, on someone else's being, the more the goal of knowledge eludes us.
It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last.
Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it's pursuit. But even while it eludes us, the illusion of knowing it still lingers and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
Love is always changing and unless we stay aware and change with it, it eludes us.
All that is best for us comes of itself into our hands-but if we strive to overtake it, it perpetually eludes us.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... And one fine morning ---
Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
Absolute certainty will always elude us.
We will always be mired in error. The most each generation can hope for is to reduce the error. . . .
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
When 'happiness' eludes us - as, eventually, it always will - we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again.
The unique eludes us; yet we remain faithful to the ideal of it; and in spite of sense and of our merely abstract thinking, it becomes for us the most real thing in the actual world, although for us it is the elusive goal of an infinite quest.
The creative act is also in a small way a suffering act - we start out with our ego, this hope of making this thing whatever it be, but so often it eludes us and it collapses and we kind of regress into this mental suffering, we can't find what we're looking for.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
It is absolutely no accident that the peace and reconciliation, and indeed the economic progress, that eluded us generation after generation for hundreds of years, has at last come to pass in an Ireland where the talents of women are now flooding every aspect of life as never before.
Freedom, peace, and inner joy will continue to elude us until we become aware of our real truth, without hiding ourselves or being ashamed of what we are.
The power of psychedelics... is that they often reveal, in the span of a few hours, depths of awe and understanding that can otherwise elude us for a lifetime.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. When we think to attach ourselves to any pointand to fasten to it, it wavers and leaves us; and if we follow it, it eludes our grasp, slips past us, and vanishes for ever. Nothing stays for us.
In 50 years - or 20 years, or 200 years - our current epistemic horizon (the Big Bang, roughly) may look as parochial as the horizon Newton had to settle for in his day, but no doubt there will still be good questions whose answers elude us.
Indeed, the direction of the future is only there in order to elude us.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I love the relationship that anyone has with music .
.. because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. ... It's the best part of us probably.
If you want something, it will elude you.
If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.
The observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
If wisdom in government eludes us, perhaps courage could substitute-the moral courage to terminate mistakes.
Irony can elude the genius among us, sometimes.
If we try to hold on to our partial glimpses of the divine, we cut it down to our own size and close our minds. Like it or nor, our human experience of anything or anybody is always incomplete: there is usually something that eludes us, some portion of experience that evades our grasp.
Although computer-generated artificial intelligence eludes us, artificial stupidity has been perfected.
We feel something, and reach out for the nearest phrase or hum with which to communicate, but which fails to do justice to what has induced us to do so....We stay on the outside of our impressions, as if staring at them through a frosted window, superficially related to them, yet estranged from whatever has eluded casual definition.