Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.— Ronald Reagan
Colossal Fragile Things quotations
To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control.
By contemplating the impermanence of everything in the world, we are forced to recognize that every time we do something could be the last time we do it, and this recognition can invest the things we do with a significance and intensity that would otherwise be absent. We will no longer sleepwalk through our life.
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
Memory, like liberty, is a fragile thing.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
Confidence is such a fragile and precious thing.
I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile.
It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.
Trust is a fragile thing - difficult to build, easy to break.
It cannot be bargained for. Only if it is freely given it can be expected in return
Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it's often only found in moments of truth.
I learned a long time ago that the last thing any woman should be thinking about is being 'skinny' or 'thin.' To me, those words imply weakness, fragility, the inability to stand firm in a storm. If you want to change your body, aim for 'athletic.' An athletic body is healthy, strong, and built to thrive. An athletic body can take many shapes.
Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling.
True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Love is fragile. And we're not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.
Just as a mirror, which reflects all things, is set in its own container, so too the rational soul is placed in the fragile container of the body. In this way, the body is governed in its earthly life by the soul, and the soul contemplates heavenly things through faith.
Democracy's a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it's no longer democracy, is it? It's something else. It may be an inch away from totalitarianism.
Things are fragile, but we're all being carried and I think we're all on our path in that sense. As fragile as things are, we're still getting there.
The framers knew that liberty is a fragile thing, and so should we.
She would consider each day a miracle - which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.
Hearts are fragile things. That's why you have to be so careful.
Ideas are the most fragile things in the world, and if you do not write them down, they will be lost forever.
Those candle flames were like the lives of men.
So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.
Our lives are awkward and fragile and we have only one thing to keep us sane: pity, and the man without pity is mad.
What worries me the most is that most men are so weak.
Because of that they act like they don't care and like machos - because they are too fragile inside. They're scared of confrontation and afraid of so many things.
Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again
If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.
Mortals are such fragile things. Just tender feelings walking around exposed in their delicate shells...Easy to crush.
Fragility is the quality of things that are vulnerable to volatility.
I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
I got hit in the face with a gun. I'm not very fragile at all. It makes me think maybe things would be easier if I were terribly frail and fragile somehow.
Public order is a fragile thing, and if you don't fix the first broken window, soon all the windows will be broken.
I think Cruella is evil, because she's the devil.
But all the other characters, I was able to find a common humanity with them somewhere, knowing where they're most fragile, where they're most vulnerable, knowing some of the things that happened to them that might have formed this kind of behavior.
Her sanity was a fragile thing, a butterfly cupped in her hands, that she carried with her everywhere, afraid of what would happen if she let it go-or got careless and crushed it.
A coach has to worry not so much about creating motivation, esprit de corps, as about destroying it. The true competitor has it; he wouldn't be a star if he didn't. So you have to mold all these egos together and make sure in your selection of people that you don't destroy the feeling of togetherness or morale, because it is a fragile thing.