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The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
by Norman Cousins

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

 

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

Government in the U.S.
today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
- Norman Cousins

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

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History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
- Norman Cousins

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

Cynicism is intellectual treason.
- Norman Cousins

A human being fashions his consequences as surely as
he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling.
Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
- Norman Cousins

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US
and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive
force for every human being in the world?
- Norman Cousins

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

He who keeps his cool best wins.
- Norman Cousins

If something comes to life in others because of you,
then you have made an approach to immortality.
- Norman Cousins

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe,
so no thought or action is without its effects,
present or ultimate, seen or unseen,
felt or unfelt.
- Norman Cousins

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life.
It provides human beings with a sense of destination
and the energy to get started.
- Norman Cousins

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live.
Keep that big gun going.
- Norman Cousins

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

We will not have peace by afterthought.
- Norman Cousins

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual
life is still the mark of an educated man.
- Norman Cousins

It makes little difference how many university courses
or degrees a person may own.
If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another,
his education is incomplete.
- Norman Cousins

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning
only in connection with the things it holds together.
- Norman Cousins

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was
not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
- Norman Cousins

The eternal quest of the individual human being is
to shatter his loneliness.
- Norman Cousins

Laughter is inner jogging.
- Norman Cousins

People are never more insecure than when they become
obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas,
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

The only security for the American people today,
or for any people, is to be found through the control
of force rather than the use of force.
- Norman Cousins

Man is not imprisoned by habit.
Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -
once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
- Norman Cousins

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
- Norman Cousins

If the United Nations is to survive,
those who represent it must bolster it;
those who advocate it must submit to it;
and those who believe in it must fight for it.
- Norman Cousins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates,
should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -
the death of genuine feeling,
the death of inspired response, the awareness that
makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
- Norman Cousins

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational
pull in the direction of hope.
That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon.
They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

Oakley and Burton have been my main sponsors since '87.
I've been riding for both of them.
- Craig Kelly

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
- Otto von Bismarck

I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients
that fuels show business,
because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
- Garry Shandling

I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment -
but you have to be positive.
- Jean Alesi

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
- H. L. Mencken

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

Stand-up comedy and poverty.
Those were my two main endeavors.
- Dave Foley

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world,
so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
- Walt Whitman

Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby.
I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house,
I love cooking.
- Susan Hampshire

I think the main thing was that the character couldn't
speak in regular language,
so he had to be mimed.
- Peter Mayhew

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit,
that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings
and subconscious creation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg

We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life.
Musicianship, appearance.
- Martin Bashir

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy...
in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction,
which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.
- David Brin

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance,
but to do what lies clearly at hand.
- Thomas Carlyle

My main problem has been staying healthy.
- Chan Ho Park

The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States.
- Roger Mahony

Boundaries are actually the main factor in space,
just as the present, another boundary,
is the main factor in time.
- Eduardo Chillida

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself,
to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
- Erich Fromm


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