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Bill Cosby Page

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

- Bill Cosby

Franklin D. Roosevelt Page

“We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Source/Notes: State of the Union Address (1941)
Anthony Robbins Page

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”

- Anthony Robbins

Vincent Van Gogh Page

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

- Vincent Van Gogh

Source/Notes: Sometimes misattributed to Picasso. Originally from a letter written by Van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard in September 1885
Nhat Hanh Page

“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.”

- Nhat Hanh

Source/Notes: Quoted in Engaged Buddhist Reader: Ten Years of Engaged Buddhist Publishing (1996) by Arnold Kotler, p. 106

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Morihei Ueshiba Page

“Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature's grand design - do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.”

- Morihei Ueshiba

Source/Notes: The Art of Peace (1992)
Albert Einstein Page

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

- Albert Einstein

John Adams Page

“I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematics and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Music, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry, and Porcelain.”

- John Adams

Source/Notes: Letter to Abigail Adams, 12 May 1780
George Washington Page

“The propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has ordained.”

- George Washington

Ellen G. White Page

“Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.”

- Ellen G. White

Source/Notes: Steps to Christ (1892), p. 93

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John F. Kennedy Page

“Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”

- John F. Kennedy

Thomas Paine Page

“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”

- Thomas Paine

Source/Notes: The life and writings of Thomas Paine: containing a biography (1908), p. 183, "Thoughts on Defensive War"
Bhagat Singh Page

“By Revolution, we mean the ultimate establishment of an order of society which may not be threatened by such breakdown, and in which the sovereignty of the proletariat should be recognized and a world federation should redeem humanity from the bondage of capitalism and misery of imperial wars.”

- Bhagat Singh

Source/Notes: As quoted in Bhagat Singh and His Ideology (1981) by Shiri Ram Bakshi
Samuel Beckett Page

“Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.”

- Samuel Beckett

Source/Notes: Variant: "Dance first and think afterwards [...] It's the natural order". From: "Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts" (1952)
Mitch Hedberg Page

“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.”

- Mitch Hedberg

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Richard Attenborough Page

“I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.”

- Richard Attenborough

Anthony Liccione Page

“There is coming a day, when freedom will just be a essence of the mind, an inner dwelling that was once physically attainable. They will tell you where you can live, and what you can wear and drive, what and how much you can eat and drink, and how to purchase those. They will strip you of your religion, race, gender, national origin, age, color, creed, views and power, and have control of the population. They will set in a new world order, and put you in the back of the line, marked and branded. Everything before will be erased, and the new will be manipulated. And what you believe most, can only be kept secret, for all must fall in line of their govern. Anything outside will be abolished. Even death, will be sought, but restrained. They will execute complete and total control over everything, and be sole owners of your soul. The light, that once guided will go dim, and liberty will be like an unwilled bird, suppressed in the cage of your ribs; wings cut off.”

- Anthony Liccione