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    Recreation is nothing but a change of work-an occupation for the hands by those who live by their brains, or for the brains by those who live by their hands.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: live  brain  occupation 
     
    Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: human  law 
     
    The United States is not a nation of people which in the long run allows itself to be pushed around.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: people 
     
    All great art ... creates in the beholder not self-satisfacti on but wonder and awe. Its great liberation is to lift us out of ourselves.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: wonder 
     
    To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing....
    — Dorothy Thompson
    Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: race 
     
    Of all forms of government and society, those of free men and women are in many respects the most brittle. They give the fullest freedom for activities of private persons and groups who often identify their own interests, essentially selfish, with the general welfare.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    If you think there's a bogeyman - turn on the light.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    Passitivity and quietism are invitations to war.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: war 
     
    Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: women  year 
     
    The kind of intelligence a genius has is a different sort of intelligence. The thinking of a genius does not proceed logically. It leaps with great ellipses. It pulls knowledge from God knows where.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: facts  liberty 
     
    Hate smolders and eventually destroys, not the hated but the hater.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: hate 
     
    Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: nature  people  age  energy  strong  year 
     
    Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: liberty 
     
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    A little more matriarchy is what the world needs, and I know it. Period. Paragraph.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: world 
     
    The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness; aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear, a disastrous circle.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: fear  human  mind 
     
    There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: fear  truth 
     
    Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: live  afraid 
     
    Inventive man has invented nothing - nothing from scratch. If he has produced a machine that in motion overcomes the law of gravity, he learned the essentials from the observation of birds.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: men  law  machine 
     
    Lawlessness is a self-perpetuating, ever-expanding habit.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    After the earthquake and the fire comes the still, small voice.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: fire 
     
    The prices are ridiculous... I don't see how people can go back and forth to work or to school. How can we afford the gas?
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: people  work  school 
     
    The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: faith  ideas 
     
    When a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country [Mexico] is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: men  law  facts  military  liberty 
     
    The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.
    — Dorothy Thompson
    tags: strong  worship  instinct 
     
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