Quotations by Paul Harris

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Entertainer


But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary, and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Enemies, Man)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Ancestry, Deed, EnglFact, Liberty, Religious, states, United)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Law, Murder, Nation, Relationships)

Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Ideas)

If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Religion, England)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Experience, Bitterness, Extreme, states, United)

Ignorance is a menace to peace.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Peace, Ignorance)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Religion, Time, Being, Spirits)

In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Intelligence, Ignorance)

In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Civilization, Fear, Emotion, Man, Twilight)

Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Nations, World)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: People, EnglFact, First)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Focus)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: American, Prejudice, Writers)

Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Obstacles, Will)

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Sympathy, Motherhood)

Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Power, Leader, Meeting, Responsibility, Song)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Family, May, Nations, Respect, World)

One's religion is one's own possession and he has a right to it.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Religion, Possession, Right)

Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: History, Superiority, Nation)

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Power, Personality)

Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Trouble)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Countries, Privilege, Singing)

The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Intelligence, Being)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Life, America, Reality, Remarkable)

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.
- Paul Harris

The nation that is supreme above all others during one age, will be eclipsed by another in the next age.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Age, Nation, Will)

The very strength of a nation eventually proves to be its weakness.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Strength, Nation, Weakness)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Genius, People, America, Nothing, Religious, Spirit, Today, Tolerance)

To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Intelligence, Exercise, Force, Ignorance)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Hatred, Ignorance, Nation)

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.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: England, Liberty, Religious, states, Struggle, United)







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