Reclaiming: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 176 pages
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Familiar Quotations ReclaimingWe have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us. They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.ndash;Selma JamesReclaiming ndash; ClaimWhat I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.ndash;Roland BarthesNever claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.ndash;John Churton CollinsI claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.ndash;Mahatma GandhiWe claim that any man who is honest, fair, tolerant, kind, charitable, and well-behaved is a success. No matter what his station in life.ndash;Jay HouseSome scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.ndash;Frank ZappaReclaiming ndash; CultivationCultivate money and you grow rich. Cultivate mind and you raise culture.ndash;AnonymousTo cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an apreciation of the divine goodness.ndash;BoveeBy cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.ndash;Vernon HowardOur happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.ndash;Norman Vincent Peale

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