Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Uplifting Haves quotations
The media's the most powerful entity on earth.
They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.
To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little.
I learned that everybody is not your friend.
You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn't affect me and they're respectful with it, I don't care what they do. Because I'm not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?
God bless Merle Haggard. He did all the things that Johnny Cash was supposed to have done.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
If you have the capacity to tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
If a man does not have the sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can be lost in the sauce.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
There is something that happens when you get emancipated.
You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Hell must be a pretty swell spot, because the guys that invented religion have sure been trying hard to keep everybody else out.
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'
I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back.
We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.
I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I'm not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.
It's better to have died a small child than to be a politician who gets caught in a scandal during a slow news month.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude;
be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;
the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.