quote by Wilma Mankiller

Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo.

— Wilma Mankiller

Most Powerful Prolonged quotations

Prayer ought to be short and pure, unless it be prolonged by the inspiration of Divine grace.

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged; and when they died within a few weeks of one another during the annual epidemic of the influenza or Spanish Plague which occurred in her twentieth year, she was discovered to possess every art and grace save that of earning her own living.

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.

Your political system is actually too democratic.

The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups.

Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive.

Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.

The faith I have when I am in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is so strong that I find it impossible to express what I feel... When the time comes to leave I must force myself to overcome the inclination to prolong my stay with Jesus.

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.

Embryonic stem cell research will prolong life, improve life and give hope for life to millions of people.

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice.

They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.

I will frankly tell you that my experience in prolonged scientific investigations convinces me that a belief in God-a God who is behind and within the chaos of vanishing points of human knowledge-adds a wonderful stimulus to the man who attempts to penetrate into the regions of the unknown.

Golf is a game that needlessly prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens.

Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.

The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life.

And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.

They proved that if you quit smoking, it will prolong your life.

What they haven't proved is that a prolonged life is a good thing. I haven't seen the stats on that yet.

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.

War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory.

Be the buffalo. Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, once told me how the cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it—and gets through it quicker. Whenever I'm confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment. I become the buffalo.

In quixotically trying to conquer death doctors all too frequently do no good for their patients' ease but at the same time they do harm instead by prolonging and even magnifying patients' dis-ease.

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed.

We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Technology will make available to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised.....techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm.

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

Remember that pain has this most excellent quality.

If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged.

To fight tyranny and oppression by using tyrannical and oppressive means, to combat a single-minded and ruthless fanaticism by becoming equally fanatical and ruthless, will not further the cause of justice or bring about a meaningful democracy. It can only prolong the cycle of violence.