Quotations on Burden

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I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Islam, Muslim, Americans, Being, Burden, Challenge, Race)

No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Burden, Country, Protection, World)

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Knowledge, Burden, Past)

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: History, Soul, Burden, Memory)

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Love, God, Burden, Children, Country)

To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: People, Burden, states, United)

Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Burden, Sharing)

By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Home, Encouraging, Burden, Welfare, Will, Workers)

If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Education, Burden, Duty, State, Taxation)

I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.
- John Berger
(Keywords: God, Burden, Forget, Memory, Order)

The natural movement of one's soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Soul, Body, Burden, Weight)

In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
- Sissela Bok
(Keywords: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians... They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures in order to make possible progress on the roadmap.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: Progress, Burden, Fight, Now, Order, Proof, Terrorism)

It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Soul, Heart, Angels, Burden, Care, Christmas, Earth, Old, Song)

This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)

Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump. The double burden of these added expenses will be far too much for many families.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Americans, Burden, Energy, Feeling, Will)

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Keywords: Being, Burden, May)

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Being, Burden, May)

The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice.
- Susan Chira
(Keywords: Advice, Burden, Motherhood)

If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them.
- Beverly Cleary
(Keywords: Books, Burden, Children, Problems, Want)

Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: Age, Education, Mother, Father, Burden, Driving, Kids, Obligation, Religious)

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: Men, Burden, Danger, Difficulty, Duty, Responsibility, Result, Support)

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
- Jeremy Collier
(Keywords: Being, Books, Burden, Solitude, Support)

Soaring prescription drug costs have placed a tremendous strain on family budgets. They have also imposed a heavy burden on employers - both public and private - who are struggling to provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers.
- Susan Collins
(Keywords: Family, Health, Budgets, Burden, Public, Workers)

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.
- Edward VIII
(Keywords: Love, Burden, Help, Responsibility, Support, Woman)

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
- Oriana Fallaci
(Keywords: Art, Burden, Glory, Poison)

Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will not be alone when confronted with the full burden of their health care costs.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Health, Burden, Care, Elderly, Will)

Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: Religion, Burden, Weight)

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, Goal, Burden, Conviction, Pursuit, School, Will)

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Keywords: Men, Women, Burden, Falsehood)

While there are many influences on gas prices in America, I believe the passage of a national energy bill will help relieve this burden on our country.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: America, Burden, Country, Energy, Help, Will)

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
- Allen Ginsberg
(Keywords: Love, Burden, Solitude, Weight, World)

Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy.
- Robert Hall
(Keywords: Health, Burden, Care, Economy)

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Family, Work, Burden, Disability, Disease, Kids)

Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years was a considerable burden on Japan's national power and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
- Tojo Hideki
(Keywords: Peace, Power, War, Burden, Years)

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Men, War, Development, Progress, Financial, Burden, Economy, Enemy, Nation, Nothing, Road)

To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart.
- Brian Jones
(Keywords: Death, Son, Heart, Burden, Circumstances)

Competition in armament, both land and naval, is not only a terrible burden upon the people, but I believe it to be one of the greatest menaces to the peace of the world.
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Keywords: Peace, People, Burden, Competition, Land, World)

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Love, Strength, Burden, Impossibility, Nothing, Trouble)

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Success, Friend, Survival, Burden, Hardship, Liberty, Nation, Support, Wishes)

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Love, Burden, Hate)

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Bible, Burden, Opium)

Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one.
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Keywords: History, Burden, Expectations)

While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate.
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Keywords: Being, Burden, Children, Responsibility, Right)

Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Keywords: Time, Being, Burden, Film, First, Innocence)



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