Vigilance Quotes

Quotes tagged as "vigilance" (showing 1-26 of 26)
John F. Kennedy
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
John F. Kennedy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who pretend as if they don't love you, are the ones who would hate to see you love another person.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs.”
Peter Ellis

Gautama Buddha
“Those who consider the inessential to be essential
And see the essential as inessential
Don't reach the essential,
Living in the field of wrong intention”
Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada

Tom Robbins
“Very well. He'd lighten up. As a matter of fact, he felt as light as the bubbly froth that flew from the lips of the waves. Whatever else his long, unprecedented life might have been, it had been fun. Fun! If others should find that appraisal shallow, frivolous, so be it. To him, it seemed now to largely have been some form of play. And he vowed that in the future he would strive to keep that sense of play more in mind, for he'd grown convinced that play--more than piety, more than charity or vigilance--was what allowed human beings to transcend evil.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I ‘see’ is but a single thread and solitary shard of what ‘is’, for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“We must be vigilant, even of each other, but mostly of ourselves. What my time in the cave taught me is that the ultimate life-and-death struggle is with ourselves. Foreign invaders might kill my body, but only I could kill my spirit.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

“You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive.”
Tift Merritt

“Life is an act and we are all actors in the arena of life. We all do act each day from dawn to dusk. Some act well but some act to cover their acts”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

P.G. Wodehouse
“There is nothing an author today has to guard himself more carefully against than the Saga Habit. The least slackening of vigilance and the thing has gripped him.”
P.G. Wodehouse

“We yearn for opportunities, we pray for opportunities and we seek for opportunities. The good news is that we meet opportunities. The bad news is that we miss the opportunities only to come to a later realization of missed opportunities.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Life is hard. People can't be trusted. Vigilance is key. Be wise about whom you love, and when you do love, do it with every fiber of your being...'til death do you part.”
David DiBenedetto, Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty

Tucker Elliot
“I’m sure the driver was a great guy and all he wanted was to drive me to my hotel—but he was a complete stranger to me and the truth is that being vigilant isn’t a part-time job, it’s not about being nice to people, it’s about reality. I made a terrible mistake once, believing the monsters that want to hurt us are easily labeled and identified, rather than walking and hiding amongst us. That’s my reality.”
Tucker Elliot, The Rainy Season

“A car with a small hole in its fuel tank unattended to shall see its fuel draining little by little and it shall only be left in the middle of a long journey! So is life! Mind the small things!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Wisdom from Top Butler: Guard yourself at all times but don't let anyone lead you to live a guarded life that is all.”
Donavan Nelson Butler, Master Sergeant US Army

“Regarding war and peace—the seeds of each are planted in the other.”
Clifford Cohen

Abraham Lincoln
“While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.”
Abraham Lincoln

“The price of liberty is labor as well as vigilance.”
Carl Scovel, Never Far from Home: Stories from the Radio Pulpit

Henry Ward Beecher
“The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to the light, always pursuing vermin and never hunting noble game.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“life is full of fantasies. Life is full of realities. Fantasies bring fantasies and realities bring realities. You have a choice. Yes, an inevasible choice. To live in the world of fantasies or to live in the world of realities; your choice!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Go ahead and eat your bread, a time will come when it shall get to you breath. Go ahead and leave your pen, exams will come when you shall remember the pen!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Regarding war and peace—the seed of each is planted in the other.”
Clifford Cohen

“Our psychological and spiritual vigilance is very important during a time of persecution”
Sunday Adelaja

“Beware of conspiracy ‘machine’; it can make you go limping”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Benjamin Ellefson
“You must stay vigilant … You must take care of yourselves and not rely on the whims of great men to decide your destiny, for that is when you will be deceived—not with a threat with a treat.”
Benjamin Ellefson, The Land Without Color