Quotation Explorer - 'Concern'

[Murder] doesn't concern the victim and the guilty only. It affects the innocent too. You and I are innocent, but the shadow of murder has touched us. We don't know how that shadow is going to affect our lives. - Agatha Christie
When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existance. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. - Corrie ten Boom
My religious beliefs teach me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time of my death. I do not concern myself with that, but to be always ready whenever it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all men would be equally brave. - Stonewall Jackson
What do you mean by sound government?'Good public order, no corruption in high places, freedom from fear and war and crime, a reasonably equitable distribution of wealth and resources, concern for the individual life.'Then we haven't got sound government. - P.D. James
Whether you lay cold in the ground or warm in an urn the turmoils of life aren't a concern. For some this may be the perfect rhyme except for those you leave behind... - Stanley Victor Paskavich
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more. - Epicurus
If your paramount concern in life is to make sure everyone likes and approves of you, you’re going to find yourself running in circles for the rest of your life. - Ali B. Moe
In a democratic society freedom of expression and information are protected and government lack of concern in protecting them is a serious issue. - Arzak Khan
Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray. - Samuel Chadwick
Gratitude is a sign of maturity...Where there is appreciation: there is also courtesy and concern for the rights and property of others. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Thank Life For Happening, Thank Every Twist And Turn, There Is A Reason For Every Single Thing, There Is A Reason For Every Worry And Concern. - Dante Jannicelli
If God is so concerned about the state of truth in any society, I think that should begin to concern us as well. - Sunday Adelaja
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
Share your M&Ms. There are bags and bags of them all over the place. If you give them one of yours, even one of the green ones, you will not be lacking. Honust Injun. Now apply this to Time, Concern, Touch, Interest and Being Vulnerable. - Hugh Elliott
Teaching is as sacred as priesthood. If one has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and artist, he must not teach. - Pearl Buck
It is difficult to live with people because it is so difficult to be silent. And not against him who is repugnant to us are we most unfair, but against him who is no concern of ours. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Concern for someone else was a good remedy for taking the mind off one's own troubles. - Elizabeth Aston
Especially when it comes to animals used for food, humanity’s reasoning power and concern about fairness plummets. - Karen Davis
The Internet is the aggregate of human derpitude.Listening to the Internet without being confident you've found a well-curated garden relative to the area of concern is a bad idea. - Jeff Alexander
No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul. - Thomas Paine
The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death. - Emil Cioran
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any. - Lao Tzu
Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life." - Paul Tillich
Customs do not concern themselves with right or wrong or reason. But they have to be obeyed; one reasons all around them until he is tired, but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden. - Mark Twain
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
"There are certainly moments," said Chad, "when you seem to me too good to be true. Yet if you are true," he added, "that seems to be all that need concern me." - Henry James
How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action? - Arthur Schopenhauer
If your paramount concern in life is to make sure everyone likes and approves of you, I’m sorry to say you’re going to find yourself running in circles for the rest of your life. - Ali B. Moe
Every religion which does not concern itself with Science is mere tradition, and that is not the essential. Therefore science, education and civilization are most important necessities for the full religious life.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. - Epicurus
People who concern themselves with the rights of other adults who engage in consensual acts involving sex, love, and/or eating croissants together are damaged and in pain. - Rob Delaney
The Prophet's character was termed tremendous because his concern was for God alone. - Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. - Paul Valery
For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.
Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavor. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. - Albert Einstein
INDIGESTION, n. A disease which the patient and his friends frequently mistake for deep religious conviction and concern for the salvation of mankind. As the simple Red Man of the western wild put it, with, it must be confessed, a certain force: "Plenty well, no pray; big bellyache, heap God." - Ambrose Bierce
Politics does not concern itself who should rule us. It is about what kind of rule people should have. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Social justice has to do with issues such as poverty, inequality, war, racism, sexism, abortion, and lack of concern for ecology because what lies at the root at each of these is not so much someone's private sin but rather a huge, blind system that is inherently unfair. - Ronald Rolheiser
A mother only does her children harm if she makes them the only concern of her life. - W. Somerset Maugham
No question, no problem, no concern, is too big or too small for God to handle! - Elizabeth George
All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. - Şeyla Benhabib
May our effort, confidence and concern for others be the altar from which we pray for personal abundance. - Laura Teresa Marquez
...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
My concern is not the fact that other people don’t understand where I am coming from, even though Christians are supposed to be doing what I am doing - Sunday Adelaja
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. - Albert Einstein
Gregariousness is always the refuge of mediocrities, whether they swear by Soloviev or Kant or Marx. Only individuals seek the truth, and they shun those whose sole concern is not the truth. - Boris Pasternak
Being liked or not, having company or not, being understood or not, being acknowledged or not are not issues of concern on the spiritual path. - Donna Goddard
Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
And whenever the prime concern in life is money-making, then you have trickery and brutality and wrong. I'm saying that, not from what I have heard, but from what I have observed in a long life among our own folk. - Neil M. Gunn
We should resolve now that the health of this nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all it's citizens deserves the help of all the nation. - Harry Truman
The modern virtues fail because they concern the outer self, the human facade, the part of ourselves the world sees most readily while the classical virtues form an organizing framework for our inner selves… for our souls. - Jonathan V. Last
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based on concern for public tranquility. - Leo Tolstoy
[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. - George Orwell
The one whose concern is with thatwhich enters the belly will discover that his value is found in thatwhich goes out of it. - أبو حامد الغزالي
Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.
Art’s only concern with the real is to abolish it, and to substitute for it a new reality - Jean Rousset
My greatest concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are concerned with your failure. - Abraham Lincoln
Understand is not the word; you are right, you can never really 'understand' about someone, anyone, even yourself. It is best to believe in them as human; feel that they are alive like you and need warmth, concern. - Rudy Wiebe
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think. - Pope Benedict XVI
With an attitude of respect and concern for other beings, we can create an atmosphere of happiness, real harmony and real brotherhood. - Zahid Abas
This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art. - James Baldwin
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. - Abraham Lincoln
A leader must be a good listener. He must be willing to take counsel. He must show a genuine concern and love for those under his stewardship. - James Faust
To march over dead man, to hear without concern the groans of the wounded, I say few men can stand such scenes unless steeled by habit or fortified by military pride. - Nathanael Greene
I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it. - Albert Einstein
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
It is in the nature of man to want what he does not have. This modern concern for happiness seems a real testimony of its absence. - Criss Jami
My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work. - Rosa Parks
When you start giving, instead of getting, you make a difference… You can always give a warm smile, a sincere hello, a positive vibe… your concern, your attention, your time, your love, and kindness to those around you. - Roy Bennett
One thing we entirely forget when making decisions is the fact that the results concern and throw back to the decision maker not the one it seeks to please. - Unarine Ramaru
Reese, your books might not tell you this, so I will. Every heart has two parts, the part that pumps and the part that loves. If you’re going to spend your life fixing broken hearts, then learn about both. You can’t just fix one with no concern for the other. - Charles Martin
The here, the now and the individual have always been the special concern of the saint, the artist, the poet and -- from time immemorial--the woman. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
God is not sitting in heaven thinking about how to make you comfortable. Your comfort might actually be his least concern. - Sunday Adelaja
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots. - I. M. Pei
Be careful! If the opinion of others is your gauge, then it is also your goal. If you concern yourself with what others think, then you can only go as far as others think. You're better than that! - Steve Maraboli
The physicist had no time to waste on a symbol; his concern was with what the symbol denoted. To the typesetter the symbol and its denotation were bound in an organic unity. There was a meaning to the symbol itself which only the typesetter could appreciate. - K. Sridhar
And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain. - Sarah Palin
A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world. - Swami Dhyan Giten
When I die,' I said to my friend, 'I'm not going to be embalmed. I'm going to be dipped.' Milk chocolate or bittersweet was the immediate concern. - Adrianne Marcus
Ten years from now, no one is going to care how quickly the books came out. The only thing that will matter, the only thing anyone will remember, is how good they were. That's my main concern, and always will be. - George R.R. Martin
The concern of your brain is not to see the actual nature of reality, but to represent the reality to you in such a way that suits your needs. - Abhijit Naskar
If Beyoncé Knowles and Miley Cyrus represent the latest branch of feminism, then surely the male-dominated power elite must be aroused with concern. - Mitchell Rhodes
Maintaining a fair and accessible justice system should at all times be the overarching concern of Government - Abdullah Reslan
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The critical issues here concern what is right, what is just -- not the balancing of benefits. - Carl Cohen
My concern is to help people find out how they could best live their lives to hit the mark almost every single time. - Sunday Adelaja
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