Paul Harris Quotes

30 Paul Harris quotes:

"Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless."
"But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary, and they were not subject to priestly sorceries."
"Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires."
"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."
"Ignorance is a menace to peace."
"In the clashes between ignorance and intelligence, ignorance is generally the aggressor."
"In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear."
"Individuals and nations owe it to themselves and the world to become informed."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Many obstacles to the expansion of good will have presented themselves."
"Much responsibility rests upon the shoulders of the song leader; it is not infrequently within his power to make or break a meeting."
"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."
"Permanent superiority has never been realized by any nation in history. After the rise comes the fall."
"Segregation never brought anyone anything except 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."
"The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome, critical, and overbearing."
"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."
"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."

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