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)

The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Burden, Credit, Name)

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)

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Burden, Folly, Future, Humanity, Stars, Superstition)

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)

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Burden, Injustice)

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)

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do.
- Nicolas Boileau
(Keywords: Burden, Nothing)

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)

Respect the burden.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Burden, Respect)

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)

Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Keywords: Burden, Concern, Prayer)

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 truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Burden, Energy, Help, Man, May)

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)

There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Burden, Facts)

The burden of disease falls on the poor.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Burden, Disease, Poor)

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)

The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Burden, Day, First, Guest)

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)

The perverse presumption that places the burden of proof on the challenger of spending must be inverted, back to the rule that applies elsewhere in life: 'Prove to me why we should.'
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Burden, Proof)

Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt.
- Bill Delahunt
(Keywords: Burden, Tax, Sales)

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Burden, World)

If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC.
- Byron Dorgan
(Keywords: Burden, Economy, Nothing, Will)

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)

Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor.
- Elton Gallegly
(Keywords: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)



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