Paul Harris Quotes (43 Quotes)


    If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.

    We watched videotapes of exorcisms and we saw for ourselves how scary they can be, ... It allowed us to get away from some of the ways that Hollywood has portrayed exorcisms.

    How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.

    It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary, who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers, to charge them with prejudice.

    There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.


    To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.

    With the Baby Boomer generation getting up in age, there's going to be a real lack of skilled workers here in the future and everybody is recognizing that. A lot of these youngsters want to go into technology and computer fields and that's all well and good, but it leaves a gap of skilled laborers and there are good jobs to be had out there.

    The way to put an end to these indefensible practices is to promote intercourse between members of different sects and citizens of different nations.

    Yeah, I thought about it. I knew that the Superdome was messed up and that they'd be playing all their games on the road.

    One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.

    Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.

    The nation that is supreme above all others during one age, will be eclipsed by another in the next age.

    I'm real disappointed. It really hurts because it's one of the goals I really wanted to accomplish.

    The progress of Chicago during the decades immediately following the civil war marked its metamorphosis from a pioneer town into a city of promise.

    If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.

    The story of Chicago is more than a record of crime and corruption it is the story of the lives of strong men and women inspired by faith.

    The very strength of a nation eventually proves to be its weakness.

    We were struck that the courtroom is such a great theater for ideas -- and that we couldn't think of a film that had combined the horror and courtroom genres, ... We thought we could really develop something provocative out of that structure the movie with multiple points of view like Rashomon and weave the narrative in and out of it.

    Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed.

    It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant people than the first settlers on New England shores.

    The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.

    One's nativity is not of his own choosing, but whatever it may be, it is entitled to respect; and all nations have honorable place in the world's family.

    The less one knows, the more he thinks he knows, and the more willing he is to employ any and all measures to enforce his views upon others.

    In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.


    In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.

    Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs.

    In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.

    Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.

    During my two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, I saw first-hand how government has grown out of control, ... Just over the past 10 years, the budget in Virginia has increased by 81 percent, coupled with unnecessary tax increases. This is why we need Americans for Prosperity in Virginia. Together we will form the first true grassroots organization dedicated to ensuring that the leaders of our state are held responsible for the lack of fiscal discipline in Richmond. We'll establish at least six local chapters across the state by November 1, and 10 by the time the General Assembly convenes in January.

    Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.

    Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.

    It is very odd that it would not have to go to a vote of the people like the three historic towns had to do,

    The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.

    Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble.

    While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.

    It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.

    But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary, and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.

    I figured the way the draft would break down, and I wanted to start with a running back, and McAllister was still the best guy out there. I thought about Jamal Lewis and Domanick Davis, but the bottom line is that (McAllister) is still going to be the foc

    Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.

    When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred. Ignorance is at the bottom of it.

    Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.

    Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.


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