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'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
Elizabeth Gaskell

Hard work is one of the most rewarding things out there that you can do.
Harry Golden

Come in the evening, or come in the morning, Come when you're looked for, or come without warning. (The Welcome)
Thomas Davis

Because it was quite dark in that corner I was being pushed towards shaking hands with somebody just as a matter of courtesy and then it transpired it was President Mugabe.
Jack Straw

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard Nixon

If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are.
Imelda Marcos

A man who knows the world will not only make the most of everything he does know, but of many things that he does not know; and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his ignorance than the pendant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his er
Charles Colton

Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

It's very rewarding being a pain in the arse.
Jack Russell

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
Oliver Stone

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

A household where a total unawareness of the world of ideas not only existed but was regarded as a matter for congratulation.
Osbert Lancaster

It was a great honour to play the Doctor, but I didn't quite realise how much of an honour until years afterwards when it still carried on and people still adored it.
Sylvester Mccoy

Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood; age retains its tastes by habit
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Next year, we’ve got so much to look forward to with our own UK Tour in March and April, and we can’t wait to be doing Take That’s sold-out stadium tour as their Special Guests next summer. Mutya’s still going to be missed but it’s great that we’re parting company still as best friends.
Heidi Range

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Thomas Merton

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
Hosea Ballou

It is very important that women of this country be made aware of the dangers of osteoporosis in the sense that it is a silent and invisible disease with no symptoms whatsoever
Rita Moreno

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
Simone De Beauvoir

When I die I want to come back as Warren Beatie's fingertips.
Woody Allen

If I had my way the social status of professional golfers would be one notch below that of Nazi war criminal.
Andy Lyons

Broadly we have had a good campaign, where we have got across the Liberal Democrat message. When we put these issues across, people warm to them
Chris Huhne

Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete.
Michael Diamond

Golf has drawbacks. It is possible, by too much of it, to destroy the mind... Excessive golfing dwarfs the intellect.
Walter Simpson

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead

They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger.
Craig Kilborn

I'm not a homosexual but I realise now that I loved Clive Woodward.
Bernard Laporte

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
Marjorie Holmes

Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around it s Outer Walls.
Mervyn Peake

Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the ball of the decade.
Simon Hughes

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse-Tung

They look quite promising in the shop, and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
Joyce Grenfell

I don't like the competition part of soccer. It's a war in short pants. I prefer art.
Shakira

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Sun Tzu

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
Felix Frankfurter

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

In the past we used to think of poverty in absolute terms - meaning straightforward material deprivation... We need to think of poverty in relative terms - the fact that some people lack those things which others in society take for granted.
David Cameron

Global warming is so hot!
Paris Hilton

I was brought up to be wary of people who pick up their bat and go home. Muralitharan has played all these Tests and taken all these cheap wickets, like against the Zimbabwe 2nd XI, but now he is not fronting up when the going gets tough.
Dennis Lillee

If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground.
Dorothy L Sayers

The naked earth is warm with spring, And with green grass and bursting trees Leans to the sun's gaze glorying, And quivers in the sunny breeze;
Julian Grenfell

I've had a fantastic time at Blue Peter and the whole team have been great to work with, but it's now time to move on.
I'm looking forward to working on new projects in the future.
Katy Hill

The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq.
Igor Ivanov

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
Jean Baudrillard

Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward.
Soren Kierkegaard

I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides.
Thomas Gold

Air warfare is a shot through the brain, not a hacking to pieces of the enemy's body.
J F C Fuller

Age imprints more wrinkles a in the mind, than it does in the face, and souls are never, or very rarely seen, that in growing old do not smell sour and musty. Man moves all together, both towards his perfection and decay.
Montaigne



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