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Sidney Hook Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Sidney Hook.

Before impugning an opponent's motives,
even when they legitimately may be impugned,
answer his arguments.
- Sidney Hook

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey
of existence from the standpoint of value.
- Sidney Hook

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations
and socialism by its hopes and aspirations;
capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
- Sidney Hook

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

 

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them
in advance that they are doomed to failure.
- Sidney Hook

Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what
is itself actively intolerant.
- Sidney Hook

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers,
not methods and techniques.
The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
- Sidney Hook

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
- Sidney Hook

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge.
It is knowledge of the nature, career,
and consequences of human values.
- Sidney Hook

Those who say that life is worth living at any cost
have already written an epitaph of infamy,
for there is no cause and no person that they will
not betray to stay alive.
- Sidney Hook

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

In case you failed to notice,
in case you failed to see,
this is my heart,
bleeding before you,
this is me down on my knees.
- Jewel

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Don't be dismayed by good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
- Richard Bach


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