45 Motivational Pete Seeger Quotes For Success In Life

Peter Seeger was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, Seeger also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. These Pete Seeger Quotes will motivate you.

Best Pete Seeger Quotes

  1. Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history. ~ Pete Seeger
  2. If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production. ~ Pete Seeger
  3. It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with. ~ Pete Seeger
  4. Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. ~ Pete Seeger
  5. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. ~ Pete Seeger
  6. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world. ~ Pete Seeger
  7. Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live. ~ Pete Seeger

  8. Participation – that’s what’s gonna save the human race. ~ Pete Seeger
  9. If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up! ~ Pete Seeger
  10. The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem to be solved. ~ Pete Seeger
  11. Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Notice the pitches, the volume, the timbre, the many lines of counterpoint. As light taught Monet to paint, the earth may be teaching you music. ~ Pete Seeger
  12. I tell kids, don’t trust the media. The media with their emphasis on fame is helping to destroy this country, helping destroy the human race. It’s the plug-in drug. ~ Pete Seeger
  13. I’d really rather put songs on people’s lips than in their ears. ~ Pete Seeger
  14. The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be. ~ Pete Seeger
  15. Get people to sing together and they’ll act together too. ~ Pete Seeger

  16. Every time I’m in the woods, i feel like I’m in church. ~ Pete Seeger
  17. And there’s a wonderful parable in the New Testament: The sower scatters seeds. Some seeds fall in the pathway and get stamped on, and they don’t grow. Some fall on the rocks, and they don’t grow. But some seeds fall on fallow ground, and they grow and multiply a thousandfold. Who knows where some good little thing that you’ve done may bring results years later that you never dreamed of? ~ Pete Seeger Quotes
  18. Long live teachers of children, because they can show children how they can save the world. ~ Pete Seeger
  19. The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known. ~ Pete Seeger
  20. This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender. ~ Pete Seeger

  21. The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in. ~ Pete Seeger
  22. This world is so full of hypocrisy, the only way you can be honest is to be a hermit. ~ Pete Seeger
  23. I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. ~ Pete Seeger
  24. Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. ~ Pete Seeger
  25. Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first. ~ Pete Seeger

  26. Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses. ~ Pete Seeger
  27. I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it. ~ Pete Seeger Quotes
  28. I’m not sure if my involvement in causes, benefits, marches, and demonstrations has made a huge difference, but I know one thing: that involvement has connected me with the good people: people with the live hearts, the live eyes, the live heads. ~ Pete Seeger
  29. I think folk music helps reinforce your sense of history. An old song makes you think of times gone by. ~ Pete Seeger
  30. Most conservatives just want to turn back the clock to a time before the income tax – 100 years or so. I would like to turn the clock back thousands of years to a time when people lived in small communities and took care of each other. ~ Pete Seeger
  31. Realize that little things lead to bigger things. ~ Pete Seeger

  32. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something I’m listening to God. ~ Pete Seeger
  33. There is a big, beautiful world that could be destroyed by selfishness and foolishness. We musicians have it without power to save it. In a small way, every single one of us counts. ~ Pete Seeger
  34. Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first. ~ Pete Seeger Quotes
  35. I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things. ~ Pete Seeger
  36. Music has always had the ability to comfort and inspire. ~ Pete Seeger
  37. A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for. ~ Pete Seeger

  38. Anybody who wants to learn everything is pretty stupid. You learn what you can. ~ Pete Seeger
  39. The truth is a rabbit in a bramble patch. All you can do is circle around and say it’s somewhere in there. ~ Pete Seeger
  40. Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. ~ Pete Seeger
  41. I keep reminding people that an editorial in rhyme is not a song. A good song makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think. ~ Pete Seeger
  42. How can you save the world you have not seen if you can’t save the community you have seen? ~ Pete Seeger
  43. A productive mistake is: (1) made in the service of mission and vision; (2) acknowledged as a mistake; (3) learned from; (4) considered valuable; (5) shared for the benefit of all. ~ Pete Seeger
  44. The first country conquered by any dictator is his own country. ~ Pete Seeger
  45. Did you ever want something really bad and then when you finally got it all you could do was stand there and grin at it?” ~ Pete Seeger

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