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180000 famous quotes part 139 – 138001 to 139000

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180000 famous quotes part 139 – 138001 to 139000

138001. Let me be clear: I am not an advocate of censorship. – Mike Rogers

138002. Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline. – Mike Rogers

138003. Most of all, our troops from Alabama said they appreciate the care packages from folks back home. – Mike Rogers

138004. Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all. – Mike Rogers

138005. Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq’s forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible, but we cannot leave until the job is done. – Mike Rogers

138006. The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004 helps address the continuing degradation on the broadcast airwaves and helps send a clear message to the broadcast industry that Alabama families, like the rest of American families, have had enough. – Mike Rogers

138007. Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base, and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have. – Mike Rogers

138008. We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive screening and diabetes testing. We kept that promise. – Mike Rogers

138009. CBS’s halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl was a new low for television. – Mike Rogers

138010. As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation’s agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases. – Mike Rogers

138011. OK, he and Katie fell in love, they’re getting married. Why is this in the news? Why is this a big deal? Is there something unusual about meeting someone and falling in love? – Mimi Rogers

138012. I’ve always wanted to perform on the London stage. – Mimi Rogers

138013. The only problem in the past has been my kids. I’d want to bring them to London with me, but they are at an important stage in high school. – Mimi Rogers

138014. He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split. – Mimi Rogers

138015. If you live in a squalid environment, then of course you are going to want to get out of it, you are probably going to want to get into the country, because that’s what it does. – Richard Rogers

138016. If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45, and it’s a much smaller country. In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed. – Richard Rogers

138017. It is quite interesting that whilst there are tremendous theories, in the 1960s when IT was born, everybody was supposedly going to their cottage in the countryside to work in a virtual way. – Richard Rogers

138018. My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we – architects – can effect the quality of life of the people. – Richard Rogers

138019. Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces. Everybody has the right to go by public transport. Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street, not full of railings, signs and rubbish. – Richard Rogers

138020. Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times. – Richard Rogers

138021. I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago – at least over 30 years ago – to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art. – Richard Rogers

138022. I think we did a pretty good role, linking, being a sounding board really and a driving force, especially from the bottom up. I think that part of this is bottom up as well as top down. – Richard Rogers

138023. I think you could make a completely Virtual Centre, though I have a general feeling, and maybe because I am getting very old, that you still need face to face. – Richard Rogers

138024. I’m just saying that there are high quality materials, and when we change them then there should be a way of changing them so that you can celebrate that change – rather than just ‘mix it up’. – Richard Rogers

138025. So I think that, yes, anything that makes it more palatable and easier to understand, such as a Virtual Centre, has to be seen as a primary activity within the educational and information global state. – Richard Rogers

138026. You know, the environment is fragmenting, and the environment is, in many places, absolutely hideous! – Richard Rogers

138027. This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view. – Richard Rogers

138028. The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. – Richard Rogers

138029. There has to be policies about that, about what materials we use and so on. – Richard Rogers

138030. What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? – Roy Rogers

138031. We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight. – Roy Rogers

138032. Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you. – Roy Rogers

138033. The world changed. Hollywood changed. I think we’ve lost something, and we don’t know how to get it back. – Roy Rogers

138034. Today they’re making pictures that I wouldn’t want Trigger to see. – Roy Rogers

138035. The station put us on staff at $35 a week… and I mean every week. – Roy Rogers

138036. You couldn’t beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931, 1932… it was really tough. – Roy Rogers

138037. People are always asking me why they don’t make Westerns like they used to. – Roy Rogers

138038. I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances. – Roy Rogers

138039. I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth, Ohio. – Roy Rogers

138040. I’m an introvert at heart… And show business – even though I’ve loved it so much – has always been hard for me. – Roy Rogers

138041. When a new book is published, read an old one. – Samuel Rogers

138042. To know her was to love her. – Samuel Rogers

138043. I lived to write, and wrote to live. – Samuel Rogers

138044. It doesn’t much signify whom one marries, for one is sure to find next morning that it was someone else. – Samuel Rogers

138045. Think nothing done while aught remains to do. – Samuel Rogers

138046. The rehearsal is where it all happens for an actor. – Wayne Rogers

138047. You’re in the public eye and you just hope that people don’t come up and interrupt you while your in the middle of a meal or a conversation or something like that. – Wayne Rogers

138048. Everybody thinks about Bo Derek as being this extravagant looking lady but she is also a wonderful actress. – Wayne Rogers

138049. I love to be in the position of not knowing what I’m gonna do, but having rehearsed all of those so when something happens with the others actors I go with whatever that is I’m getting. – Wayne Rogers

138050. People in Hollywood are going make pictures where ever it’s the least expensive to make them. – Wayne Rogers

138051. There is a big cry in California to stop everyone from running to Canada. – Wayne Rogers

138052. Those differences are what color the performance, but in the movies you don’t get a chance to rehearse. – Wayne Rogers

138053. Villains never know they are villains in a picture so I play this like I’m the nicest guy in the world. – Wayne Rogers

138054. Yes, I loved MASH. As we are sitting here now talking, it’s playing somewhere in the world. – Wayne Rogers

138055. When your in the movie business you have a start date and a stop date. – Wayne Rogers

138056. I’m one of those actors who likes to do it wrong nine ways before I come to the tenth way, which is the way I think it should be. – Wayne Rogers

138057. I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. – Will Rogers

138058. I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. – Will Rogers

138059. I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him “father.” – Will Rogers

138060. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers

138061. Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. – Will Rogers

138062. I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one. – Will Rogers

138063. I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do. – Will Rogers

138064. I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I’m in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times. – Will Rogers

138065. If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn’t have to advertise them. – Will Rogers

138066. Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. – Will Rogers

138067. I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago. – Will Rogers

138068. If you can build a business up big enough, it’s respectable. – Will Rogers

138069. Last year we said, ‘Things can’t go on like this’, and they didn’t, they got worse. – Will Rogers

138070. Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it. – Will Rogers

138071. It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you. – Will Rogers

138072. It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for. – Will Rogers

138073. It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so. – Will Rogers

138074. Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. – Will Rogers

138075. In Hollywood you can see things at night that are fast enough to be in the Olympics in the day time. – Will Rogers

138076. In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing. – Will Rogers

138077. If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. – Will Rogers

138078. If I studied all my life, I couldn’t think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress. – Will Rogers

138079. If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep. – Will Rogers

138080. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. – Will Rogers

138081. If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics. – Will Rogers

138082. Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. – Will Rogers

138083. If the other fellow sells cheaper than you, it is called dumping. ‘Course, if you sell cheaper than him, that’s mass production. – Will Rogers

138084. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in. – Will Rogers

138085. Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches. – Will Rogers

138086. Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. – Will Rogers

138087. Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. – Will Rogers

138088. Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have. – Will Rogers

138089. If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out? – Will Rogers

138090. Even though you are on the right track – you will get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

138091. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. – Will Rogers

138092. Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. – Will Rogers

138093. It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. – Will Rogers

138094. The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself. – Will Rogers

138095. There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators. – Will Rogers

138096. There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. – Will Rogers

138097. There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. – Will Rogers

138098. An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s. – Will Rogers

138099. There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. – Will Rogers

138100. The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you. – Will Rogers

138101. The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got. – Will Rogers

138102. The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers

138103. There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. – Will Rogers

138104. The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. – Will Rogers

138105. We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. – Will Rogers

138106. The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing. – Will Rogers

138107. The schools ain’t what they used to be and never was. – Will Rogers

138108. The United States never lost a war or won a conference. – Will Rogers

138109. A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth. – Will Rogers

138110. There’s only one thing that can kill the movies, and that’s education. – Will Rogers

138111. Things ain’t what they used to be and never were. – Will Rogers

138112. Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it. – Will Rogers

138113. This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die. – Will Rogers

138114. A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. – Will Rogers

138115. We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by. – Will Rogers

138116. We don’t seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? – Will Rogers

138117. About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation. – Will Rogers

138118. The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. – Will Rogers

138119. The difference between a Republican and a Democrat is the Democrat is a cannibal they have to live off each other, while the Republicans, why, they live off the Democrats. – Will Rogers

138120. A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries. – Will Rogers

138121. A fool and his money are soon elected. – Will Rogers

138122. A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you. – Will Rogers

138123. This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. – Will Rogers

138124. The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, “How is the president?” – Will Rogers

138125. All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance. – Will Rogers

138126. America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there. – Will Rogers

138127. We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. – Will Rogers

138128. An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out. – Will Rogers

138129. When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds. – Will Rogers

138130. When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur. – Will Rogers

138131. When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states. – Will Rogers

138132. When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that’s Memoirs. – Will Rogers

138133. Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. – Will Rogers

138134. Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due. – Will Rogers

138135. You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way. – Will Rogers

138136. Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. – Will Rogers

138137. Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week. – Will Rogers

138138. America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few. – Will Rogers

138139. Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock. – Will Rogers

138140. The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other. – Will Rogers

138141. Democrats never agree on anything, that’s why they’re Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans. – Will Rogers

138142. Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation. – Will Rogers

138143. Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction. – Will Rogers

138144. Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff. – Will Rogers

138145. Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. – Will Rogers

138146. Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

138147. Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. – Will Rogers

138148. Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? – Will Rogers

138149. An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh. – Will Rogers

138150. You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. – Will Rogers

138151. Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need. – Will Rogers

138152. Politics is applesauce. – Will Rogers

138153. Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. – Will Rogers

138154. People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument. – Will Rogers

138155. The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer. – Will Rogers

138156. People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. – Will Rogers

138157. So let’s be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way. – Will Rogers

138158. So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. – Will Rogers

138159. What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. – Will Rogers

138160. Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. – Will Rogers

138161. Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious. – Will Rogers

138162. The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it’s been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking. – Will Rogers

138163. Prohibition is better than no liquor at all. – Will Rogers

138164. The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. – Will Rogers

138165. People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide. – Will Rogers

138166. Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. – Will Rogers

138167. One-third of the people in the United States promote, while the other two-thirds provide. – Will Rogers

138168. One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials. – Will Rogers

138169. On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. – Will Rogers

138170. Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln. – Will Rogers

138171. Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else’s affairs. – Will Rogers

138172. Never let yesterday use up too much of today. – Will Rogers

138173. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

138174. The best way out of a difficulty is through it. – Will Rogers

138175. Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Will Rogers

138176. Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it. – Will Rogers

138177. The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe that he has it. – Will Rogers

138178. If there is a doubt, I believe that I must put myself forward and undergo the people’s judgment. – Moo-hyum Roh

138179. We must regain the confidence and drive to decide our own destiny. – Moo-hyum Roh

138180. We are a people who can bring about miracles if united. – Moo-hyum Roh

138181. Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers. – Moo-hyum Roh

138182. I reached a situation in which I cannot conduct the presidency. – Moo-hyum Roh

138183. Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn’t avoid or hide them. – Moo-hyum Roh

138184. At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point. – Moo-hyum Roh

138185. The Age of Northeast Asia is fast approaching. – Moo-hyum Roh

138186. Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138187. Less is more. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138188. God is in the details. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138189. A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138190. I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138191. Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138192. Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138193. True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138194. Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

138195. I stuck out like a sore thumb when I came on, just by the fact that I looked so different. I think that adjustment for the audience was a hurdle for me. – Elisabeth Rohm

138196. That difficult place to put your finger on about the world – it needs to be illustrated. – Elisabeth Rohm

138197. I needed to move, but I haven’t had the time to find a place to go. – Elisabeth Rohm

138198. Life came in and put me in front of the camera before I could really make a decision, but I think I probably would have gravitated to film. – Elisabeth Rohm

138199. It’s really nice to pass the ball when you’re in an ensemble cast. – Elisabeth Rohm

138200. It would probably break my heart to hear that people didn’t like me. I don’t look on the Internet. – Elisabeth Rohm

138201. I’ve grown up so much here. It’s been two years. I’ve become a woman here, I’ve become an actress here. – Elisabeth Rohm

138202. I’m a straight shooter, a New York City girl. I see things as they are and call them as they are. – Elisabeth Rohm

138203. The business is a very tricky obstacle course, and you should be very clear about work begetting work. If you’re not working, you’re not interesting. – Elisabeth Rohm

138204. I try to watch the show every week and improve upon myself. I’ve become a fan. – Elisabeth Rohm

138205. You’ve got to clock the hours and pay your dues. Then eventually, people will come to you. You have to be patient and appreciative. – Elisabeth Rohm

138206. I was very excited about the idea that I could be an idealist, that I could be my age, the eager beaver who had hope in the justice system and the one who gets disappointed just like the audience. – Elisabeth Rohm

138207. I would love for TNT to run the whole season at one point. I don’t think that’ll ever happen, though. – Elisabeth Rohm

138208. I’m a great fan of Carey Lowell’s and I loved Jill Hennessey. – Elisabeth Rohm

138209. I’ve grown as a person. The dynamics on this set are very demanding because we work a lot of hours, it’s very sad material, so there’s always someone upset because it’s really heavy stuff. – Elisabeth Rohm

138210. I got out of college in 1997, and TV embraced me very quickly. – Elisabeth Rohm

138211. I don’t think people were betting on me, but they were giving me a chance. I think I rode a wave there, by being different in appearance than the girls who preceded me. – Elisabeth Rohm

138212. I always wanted the fairy tale, but now I want someone who is a great partner. – Elisabeth Rohm

138213. Dick Wolf was my first boss after coming out of Sarah Lawrence. – Elisabeth Rohm

138214. I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man. – Elisabeth Rohm

138215. Better to just be real. Show up and do your job and be a nice person. – Elisabeth Rohm

138216. What made me fall in love with acting, which is my life, was watching other people perform. It made me hunger to do that. – Elisabeth Rohm

138217. I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist. – Elisabeth Rohm

138218. You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student. – Elisabeth Rohm

138219. When you fall head over heels for someone, you’re not falling in love with who they are as a person; you’re falling in love with your idea of love. – Elisabeth Rohm

138220. I expect that on the 1st of August, the SA will be once more ready for duty. – Ernst Rohm

138221. All revolutions devour their own children. – Ernst Rohm

138222. The SA is, and remains, Germany’s destiny. – Ernst Rohm

138223. Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn

138224. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. – Jim Rohn

138225. Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future. – Jim Rohn

138226. A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images. – Jim Rohn

138227. Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

138228. Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. – Jim Rohn

138229. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

138230. Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. – Jim Rohn

138231. Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace. – Jim Rohn

138232. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

138233. Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming. – Jim Rohn

138234. Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said. – Jim Rohn

138235. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. – Jim Rohn

138236. Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. – Jim Rohn

138237. For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. – Jim Rohn

138238. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. – Jim Rohn

138239. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn

138240. Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you’re signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through. – Jim Rohn

138241. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. – Jim Rohn

138242. Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals. – Jim Rohn

138243. Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. – Jim Rohn

138244. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

138245. The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. – Jim Rohn

138246. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn

138247. Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you. – Jim Rohn

138248. If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. – Jim Rohn

138249. Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. – Jim Rohn

138250. Money is usually attracted, not pursued. – Jim Rohn

138251. Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book. – Jim Rohn

138252. Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well. – Jim Rohn

138253. Make measurable progress in reasonable time. – Jim Rohn

138254. Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. – Jim Rohn

138255. Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. – Jim Rohn

138256. Labor gives birth to ideas. – Jim Rohn

138257. It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. – Jim Rohn

138258. Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. – Jim Rohn

138259. If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. – Jim Rohn

138260. Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. – Jim Rohn

138261. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn

138262. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

138263. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. – Jim Rohn

138264. Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. – Jim Rohn

138265. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

138266. Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. – Jim Rohn

138267. Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. – Jim Rohn

138268. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

138269. The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get. – Jim Rohn

138270. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. – Jim Rohn

138271. Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. – Jim Rohn

138272. The book you don’t read won’t help. – Jim Rohn

138273. The more you know the less you need to say. – Jim Rohn

138274. Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors. – Jim Rohn

138275. You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. – Jim Rohn

138276. You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. – Jim Rohn

138277. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. – Jim Rohn

138278. Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. – Jim Rohn

138279. Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. – Jim Rohn

138280. When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn

138281. Whatever good things we build end up building us. – Jim Rohn

138282. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. – Jim Rohn

138283. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. – Jim Rohn

138284. The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself. – Jim Rohn

138285. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. – Jim Rohn

138286. The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing. – Jim Rohn

138287. There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important. – Jim Rohn

138288. Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. – Jim Rohn

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138289. To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? – Jim Rohn

138290. We get paid for bringing value to the market place. – Jim Rohn

138291. Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me. – Jim Rohn

138292. Unless we provide consequences for activities and actions that are wrong, we are not going to get any truth. – Dana Rohrabacher

138293. In the meantime, we see there are charities that spend much of their scarce resources that should be going directly to the children to overcome this gulf that separates them from both the donors and the needy. – Dana Rohrabacher

138294. January 30th will be a historic day for the Middle East and the world. The Iraqi people will take the next step toward a free and democratic society as they place their votes for a transitional Iraqi government. – Dana Rohrabacher

138295. Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic Red Sea coastline is Eritrea, a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans seem to fully understand. – Dana Rohrabacher

138296. Our marine terminals are invaluable commerce infrastructure, not only to our country but also for the many foreign manufacturers who sell primarily in the U.S. market. – Dana Rohrabacher

138297. Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy a market-based container fee which will provide new revenue and make our system more equitable to the American taxpayer and American manufacturers. – Dana Rohrabacher

138298. Our State Department is often wrong and timid. – Dana Rohrabacher

138299. Well, my constituents are happy that the Republican Party has finally gotten off its duff, seeing that we do control the House and the Senate and the presidency, and taken up the issue of illegal immigration. – Dana Rohrabacher

138300. Too often in our communities many families have not even been aware that certain charities exist; and at the same time, there are many who are willing to volunteer their energy and their resources to help these charities, yet they do not know these charities even exist. – Dana Rohrabacher

138301. There are many drugs that have many serious side effects and that are harmful to people. Marijuana is no different than that. And especially we should try to discourage young people from using marijuana. – Dana Rohrabacher

138302. And let us be frank, the security threats that emanate from our ports come from foreign cargo. – Dana Rohrabacher

138303. In my district, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles handle approximately 44 percent of all of the goods delivered to American shores, yet they are in constant need of revenue for facilities, improvements and upgrades to roads and bridges and rails. – Dana Rohrabacher

138304. Transferring our sovereignty and decisionmaking power to the WTO, to the United Nations, or any other international body is not in the long-term interests of our people. – Dana Rohrabacher

138305. If we want more trade in the world, we should establish bilateral trade agreements with other democratic countries. That way we can control the decision-making process. The major economic countries of the world will enter into those agreements. – Dana Rohrabacher

138306. If al Qaeda or any other enemy of our country manages to create a situation or explode a bomb or murder or incapacitate large numbers of our people, we cannot wait for 7 weeks of a special election in order to deal with that. – Dana Rohrabacher

138307. I support this war on terror and the war on radical Islam. – Dana Rohrabacher

138308. I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States. – Dana Rohrabacher

138309. I believe we can do more in making the President’s vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program. – Dana Rohrabacher

138310. I agree with my colleagues, even the one who just preceded me, that marijuana is probably a dangerous drug, and I would not suggest that we do anything to encourage its use. – Dana Rohrabacher

138311. During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future. – Dana Rohrabacher

138312. Clearly, children’s charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs. – Dana Rohrabacher

138313. But also, the guest workers program, it’s quite often misused, meaning people could come in as part of a guest workers program and after two weeks in the fields, they’d run off to do every other kind of job that isn’t covered by a guest workers program. – Dana Rohrabacher

138314. And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war. – Dana Rohrabacher

138315. American POWs from the last Iraq war, who were held prisoner and tortured by Iraq, are now being prevented by our government from suing the Iraqis who tortured them. – Dana Rohrabacher

138316. Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don’t want to do the jobs. – Dana Rohrabacher

138317. A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. – Anne Roiphe

138318. We also have to make sure our children know the history of women. Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn’t always possible for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people. Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be. – Anne Roiphe

138319. I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family. – Al Roker

138320. I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world – that their parents get treated better because they’re on TV. – Al Roker

138321. When Courtney’s mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don’t have to try to impress your kids. If they’re not getting what they need from you, they will let you know. – Al Roker

138322. Watching the scenes out of New Orleans, if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country. But it’s not. it’s the United States of America. – Al Roker

138323. They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn’t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together. – Al Roker

138324. My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, ‘So… you’re black.’ – Al Roker

138325. Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out. – Al Roker

138326. In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She’s got a construction zone going on in her belly. – Al Roker

138327. I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement. – Al Roker

138328. I have been blessed with working with the best in the business. – Al Roker

138329. A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we’ve never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens. – Al Roker

138330. I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said, ‘Well, no. They always had these angry looks on their faces. Who wouldn’t look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him? – Al Roker

138331. In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. – Al Roker

138332. Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created. – Ida P. Rolf

138333. An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. – Ida P. Rolf

138334. One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. – Romain Rolland

138335. It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails. – Romain Rolland

138336. If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. – Romain Rolland

138337. I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries. – Romain Rolland

138338. I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so. – Romain Rolland

138339. A hero is a man who does what he can. – Romain Rolland

138340. Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow. – Romain Rolland

138341. Thy love is singular when all thy delight is in Jesus Christ and in no other thing finds joy and comfort. – Richard Rolle

138342. For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life. – Richard Rolle

138343. It behoves thee to love God wisely; and that may thou not do but if thou be wise. – Richard Rolle

138344. The first is called insuperable, the second inseparable, the third singular. – Richard Rolle

138345. Who breathe where you will, come into me and snatch me up to yourself. – Richard Rolle

138346. The commandment of God is, that we love Our Lord in all our heart, in all our soul, in all our thought. – Richard Rolle

138347. Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be. – Betty Rollin

138348. What I don’t want to do is go out there and not be able to mean it, you know? – Henry Rollins

138349. Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good. – Henry Rollins

138350. So I’m more at home with my backpack, sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane, than I am necessarily on a bed. It’s weird being here. It feels like I’m standing next to my real life. – Henry Rollins

138351. Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own. – Henry Rollins

138352. Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn’t worth the time and effort. – Henry Rollins

138353. The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink. – Henry Rollins

138354. There’s no such thing as an ex-junkie. – Henry Rollins

138355. This is my 25th year of being on stage. A lot of people who I kind of toed up to the starting line with are no longer in this position. I feel very, very lucky. – Henry Rollins

138356. To hate is to show you still care, who needs that, focus on what’s really important. – Henry Rollins

138357. Well, we run my ship differently. Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it, no matter how insane it is. Like, if someone asks me if I’m interested in doing a porn film, the answer to that is going to be no, but it comes to me anyway. I’m responsible for making the call. – Henry Rollins

138358. So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I’m on the set, but I don’t take myself seriously as an actor. – Henry Rollins

138359. I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. – Henry Rollins

138360. I forged myself out of a vacuum. I crawl along the highway on hacked off stumps year after year. Some wonder how and why. I never do. – Henry Rollins

138361. I don’t mind The Boss. I think he’s an honest guy. I have some of his records, not all of them. I’ve met a couple of the E-Street guys, and they seem really cool. – Henry Rollins

138362. I don’t mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I’m good at. I do what I do and that’s it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it. – Henry Rollins

138363. I can’t remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright. – Henry Rollins

138364. Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. – Henry Rollins

138365. I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don’t go out and party. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I’m not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work. – Henry Rollins

138366. I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work. – Henry Rollins

138367. I don’t believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn’t matter – it’s only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you. – Henry Rollins

138368. I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that. – Henry Rollins

138369. Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated. – Henry Rollins

138370. Giving a good performance, giving it all is what it’s all about. I love to perform. – Henry Rollins

138371. Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts. – Henry Rollins

138372. Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium. – Henry Rollins

138373. The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs. – Henry Rollins

138374. I can only write about personal stuff, about my point of view. – Henry Rollins

138375. Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp. – Henry Rollins

138376. Nothing brings people together more, then mutual hatred. – Henry Rollins

138377. My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. – Henry Rollins

138378. As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me. – Henry Rollins

138379. Life will not break your heart. It’ll crush it. – Henry Rollins

138380. I love to go on stage and sing. – Henry Rollins

138381. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

138382. It is just that I don’t want a wife and I don’t want kids. – Henry Rollins

138383. In the summer of ’84, you just couldn’t escape the Born in the USA record. – Henry Rollins

138384. I’ve always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you’ve got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn’t supposed to be easy. – Henry Rollins

138385. I’m most in my element on tour, with a gig that day, like today. I’m on the road where I am supposed to be. I will be where I’m supposed to be at nighttime, on stage, in front of people, doing my thing. – Henry Rollins

138386. I’m 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I’d also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people – I don’t want to judge it or anything – but it’s not for me. It would destroy my creativity. – Henry Rollins

138387. I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else. – Henry Rollins

138388. I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine. – Henry Rollins

138389. I need to do things on my own, need to be left alone. – Henry Rollins

138390. I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can’t answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore. – Henry Rollins

138391. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. – Henry Rollins

138392. When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony called the Sony Walkman – a rage, everyone had to have one. Well, you don’t hear about the Walkman anymore. – Kevin Rollins

138393. Over the last several quarters we have been growing faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet. We have 18 percent of the global PC share, about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia. – Kevin Rollins

138394. The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute. – Kevin Rollins

138395. There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness. – Kevin Rollins

138396. We are No. 1 worldwide by quite a margin on the client side and expanding, according to IDC and others, every single quarter. Our expectation is that the industry will consolidate and that more of our competitors will exit. – Kevin Rollins

138397. We own 18 percent of just the PC business. Now that’s only about 60 percent of our business today. – Kevin Rollins

138398. We think we have a responsibility. And I think it’s important for all of us in the Western world to realize that we’ve all been blessed a lot and if you go to these parts they don’t have a lot, even before the tsunami. – Kevin Rollins

138399. What we learned several years ago was that one of our weaknesses would be if we didn’t develop enough people with the know-how to run our company, it would come to the point where we would just stop. – Kevin Rollins

138400. You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that. – Kevin Rollins

138401. Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability. – Kevin Rollins

138402. Well, you would have to say what is the criteria to determine the success of any merger? It would have to be that the companies are stronger financially, that they took market share, and they are on a very steady footing in terms of their performance. – Kevin Rollins

138403. Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music, flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at. – Kevin Rollins

138404. So when we go into a large hardware bid, there is usually a services component that is part of that. So as we enter these deals, we tend to talk about the capabilities and what else needs to be done, and from there the bid might expand beyond hardware to the services. – Kevin Rollins

138405. Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations, not so much for small and medium businesses because they cannot afford an extensive services army. – Kevin Rollins

138406. Consumer electronics is a challenging one. – Kevin Rollins

138407. I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven’t had AMD. – Kevin Rollins

138408. I believe that one-product wonders come and go. – Kevin Rollins

138409. I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently. – Kevin Rollins

138410. I’m the one who made many of the bold comments that we’d seen the technologies from AMD as pretty good. Their technology in many areas was leading. But those are transient. – Kevin Rollins

138411. Intel’s still our main partner. We have not announced anything with AMD and don’t have anything planned, but we’re constantly being aware to make sure our customers get the best technology. – Kevin Rollins

138412. It might take some here and there, but Apple’s market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they’ve been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business. – Kevin Rollins

138413. And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion, so if that’s the case and you can continue to grow that fast, I would rather put my energies to solving customer problems and growing our business than worrying about integrating and laying people off. – Kevin Rollins

138414. What I can say is that for may years jazz musicians had to go to Europe, for instance, to be respected and to be sort of treated not in a discriminatory way. I don’t think there is anything controversial about me saying that. This is just a fact. – Sonny Rollins

138415. Jazz has an audience all around the globe and has had for many decades, I think speaking of the United States, let’s say that what we need is more of an official recognition. – Sonny Rollins

138416. I think we are in the midst of this period where we are committing this suicide on the planet and everybody is just using up all of our natural resources like a bunch of insane people. That’s what I worry about more than I worry about jazz. – Sonny Rollins

138417. I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television. How about a monthly jazz show? – Sonny Rollins

138418. I’ve played with all of the heavyweights in the modern jazz, progressive jazz movement. I’ve been fortunate enough to play with them, a who’s who. All of those guys, I’ve been fortunate enough to have performed with. – Sonny Rollins

138419. It’s all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again. – Sonny Rollins

138420. Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing. – Sonny Rollins

138421. My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune. – Sonny Rollins

138422. There have been many great musicians that, Clifford Brown is one great example, I mean he died very early, 25. – Sonny Rollins

138423. What I am more concerned about is whether our whole civilization will be around in the next 25 years. – Sonny Rollins

138424. I miss playing with Miles. I did play with him a little while before he left the planet, but even at that time I longed to maybe do some things together. – Sonny Rollins

138425. You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States, who had a hard time being accepted over here and had to play in sort of these inferior type dives. – Sonny Rollins

138426. There was a period which I refer to as the ‘Golden Age of Jazz,’ which sort of encompasses the middle Thirties through the Sixties, we had a lot of great innovators, all creating things which will last the world for a long, long time. – Sonny Rollins

138427. Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there. – Sonny Rollins

138428. I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society. – Sonny Rollins

138429. But if I didn’t have to make money, I would still play my horn. – Sonny Rollins

138430. I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz. – Sonny Rollins

138431. Even the most jingoistic person would have to admit that even American cultural music comes from Europe. That’s what classical music is, real European music. – Sonny Rollins

138432. I am a person who thinks about the music first in trying to achieve something musically valid. – Sonny Rollins

138433. I don’t want to appear hostile, like I’m hostile to L.A. or that I feel that the people don’t appreciate jazz. I don’t think it’s that. I think it’s something more. It’s something a little bit more complicated than that. – Sonny Rollins

138434. I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere. – Sonny Rollins

138435. I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons. – Sonny Rollins

138436. I guess fortunate that I’m still around and I emphasize I guess because you never can tell what musicians would be playing had they been around as long as I have. – Sonny Rollins

138437. I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves. – Sonny Rollins

138438. I have seen great jazz musicians die obscure and drinking themselves to death and not really being able to get any work and working in small, funky jazz clubs. – Sonny Rollins

138439. Healthy people are invalids who don’t know it. – Jules Romains

138440. History: the category of human phenomena which tends to catastrophe. – Jules Romains

138441. The world is an enormous injustice. – Jules Romains

138442. Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding. – Queen Marie of Romania

138443. At this point, I can’t say what network would be picking it up, but I know that it would be a success. – Christy Romano

138444. And after I make a lot of money, I’ll be able to afford running for office. – Christy Romano

138445. And I’m working with all these great people at Sony Publishing. – Christy Romano

138446. Just like Tim Robbins is very political – and obviously, Arnold Schwarzenegger must be – I want to be able to have this public personality that’s considered authoritative. – Christy Romano

138447. Because I’m not trying to throw people any curves. – Christy Romano

138448. I’m recording an album. It’s sort of techno mixed with garbage – you, know, intense in-your-face music. – Christy Romano

138449. You know, I’d love to do a Maxim shoot. But I’m not going to do it, because that’s just stupid to do. – Christy Romano

138450. You don’t need really expensive clothes to look cute. – Christy Romano

138451. While I’m trying to be different, I’m trying to be very conservative at this point in my career. – Christy Romano

138452. The cool part about working for Disney is that they’ve allowed me to be a change agent. – Christy Romano

138453. That’s just the way this business works. You’re a reliable commodity. – Christy Romano

138454. So that’s what’s going on right now, and I’m looking to put out an album within the next six months. – Christy Romano

138455. So a lot of me is still a little kid, and I think that kind of helps alter my sense of reality – it makes me able to just become Belle every single night. – Christy Romano

138456. In my heart of hearts, I know that whatever I do is going to have integrity, and I’m going to work really hard, and I know that fans are going to take to it. – Christy Romano

138457. I usually shop at Charlotte Ruth and Bebe. – Christy Romano

138458. I think I’m going to put together a compilation under Disney’s name of my songs that I’ve done for them – because I’ve done six or seven by now! The latest was for the Princess Diaries 2 soundtrack. So that’s the next thing that’s coming out. – Christy Romano

138459. I just got a body wave because I wanted it to look good when it was down. – Christy Romano

138460. I gotta get working, you know? I’ve been too busy. I’ve been trying my hardest, but it’s really tough. – Christy Romano

138461. I also never went there when I was little because I was too busy working and traveling on national tours. – Christy Romano

138462. Developing a series is a next step for me. – Christy Romano

138463. But it’s a Broadway show, so even if you’re Christine in Phantom, you’re still a princess. All female leads are princesses whether they’re Disney princesses or not. – Christy Romano

138464. But first I want to get my master’s degree at Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs. – Christy Romano

138465. So I’ll go eat places and then I’ll run it off in the show. – Christy Romano

138466. If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now. – Ray Romano

138467. My wife gets all the money I make. I just get an apple and clean clothes every morning. – Ray Romano

138468. You don’t want to shock them and do something totally opposite, but you also want to play a different character. – Ray Romano

138469. The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life. – Ray Romano

138470. If I’m really considering doing film from now on then that is the smart thing to do, or you can go either way. You can just do the same character over and over again and make a different comedy like over and over again. – Ray Romano

138471. I feel like this is a dream – and I apologize for how I dressed some of you. – Ray Romano

138472. I love standup and I haven’t given it up. – Ray Romano

138473. I have the show because I’m insecure. It’s my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience. – Ray Romano

138474. People are going to see both of us and think it’s an Abbott and Costello kind of thing. It’s not an easy switch. It’s not an easy transition from TV to film. – Ray Romano

138475. God created me to delight people with my goals. – Romario

138476. A love song is just a caress set to music. – Sigmund Romberg

138477. My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house. – Lil’ Romeo

138478. We would make songs, and the producers said we should play it for my dad. I was kind of scared, I didn’t know what to think cuz we were just joking around. – Lil’ Romeo

138479. Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output. – Christina Romer

138480. You know, I think the, the crucial thing, you know, we have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan – that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work. – Christina Romer

138481. Where we’re coming down is we currently have $787 billion of stimulus that’s been passed. We’re certainly focusing on spending that money as quickly and as efficiently and as transparently as we can. We think that’s absolutely the right strategy. – Christina Romer

138482. What we’re going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven’s sakes, compensation should be focused on – on long term, so that you don’t have rewards for short-term risk-taking. – Christina Romer

138483. The goal of long-run economic growth without asset price bubbles is not only achievable, but is something we should expect if we put a sound regulatory framework in place and if policymakers remain vigilant. – Christina Romer

138484. Our estimates suggest that a tax increase of 1 percent of GDP reduces output over the next three years by nearly 3 percent. The effect is highly significant. – Christina Romer

138485. If you look at the studies coming out of the Congressional Budget Office, the number one thing that’s going to blow a hole in the deficit as we go forward 20, 30 years is government spending on healthcare. – Christina Romer

138486. I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that’s something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down. – Christina Romer

138487. We’re committed to working with Congress to doing what the president said he was always going to do, which is cut the deficit in half over the – over his first term. – Christina Romer

138488. The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available. – Roy Romer

138489. You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out. – Roy Romer

138490. With lab courses, we may be able to simulate a lot of that and reduce costs. – Roy Romer

138491. Let’s take flight simulation as an example. If you’re trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don’t have to get in an airplane until late in the process. – Roy Romer

138492. This nation has been drifting back in comparison with the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education. – Roy Romer

138493. You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing. – Roy Romer

138494. Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it’s not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time. – Roy Romer

138495. One of the things that we’re all struggling with is how to judge the quality of the value-added experience of an educational course or year. I don’t think it’s impossible to do that, but it’s difficult. – Roy Romer

138496. We can do better in higher education. And it is more than just technology. It’s also an attitude on the part of faculty. We need to think through how we can produce a better quality product at less cost. – Roy Romer

138497. Interactive computers and software will, I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry, in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction. – Roy Romer

138498. But in the free market system, you’re forced to change. – Roy Romer

138499. But you take a four-year state college, with a broader range of admission, and what happens during those four years may be an even greater value-added educational experience. I don’t know. – Roy Romer

138500. Enrollment in Colorado is expected to expand about 25 percent in seven years. It’s very difficult to find those additional funds. Therefore, I think you’re probably going to have increased pressure on tuition. – Roy Romer

138501. I do think there is something to be said for those who have significant experience at state level and have run campaigns or have been deeply involved in grass roots political campaigns and who have actual hands-on experience. – Roy Romer

138502. I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price. – Roy Romer

138503. I think the big force is going to be consumer buying power. – Roy Romer

138504. I’m not just a politician, I’m a guy who has a real deep, substantive, commitment to education. – Roy Romer

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138505. They say the camera never lies. It lies every day. – Cesar Romero

138506. I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn’t, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn’t very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest. – Cesar Romero

138507. If my father’s business hadn’t gone broke, I’d be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now. What an awful thought! – Cesar Romero

138508. The make up took about an hour to put on, but the wig was a thing that bothered me more than anything else. – Cesar Romero

138509. That is perceptive of you, because in this country men dancers have always been viewed with suspicion. If you were an actor, a star, and a dancer, you had to be, or have a name like someone “mainstream.” – Cesar Romero

138510. Sometimes, I wonder what I’m doing here. – Cesar Romero

138511. People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent. – Cesar Romero

138512. Now I don’t know half of the young people in the industry. It’s too spread out, too diffuse. – Cesar Romero

138513. It’s a new town. The old elegance is gone. It used to be one big family, this industry. – Cesar Romero

138514. If you can believe it, Hollywood wanted to change my birthdate. I was born after Valentine’s Day, so they wanted to change it to February 14. A Latin lover should be born on Valentine’s Day. I said no. – Cesar Romero

138515. The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it. – Cesar Romero

138516. I’m satisfied to go in at the bottom – that’s the best way to learn what things are all about. – Cesar Romero

138517. I’m 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down – at least he did until he dropped dead. – Cesar Romero

138518. They would glue the wig to the front of my forehead, and after a while it would give me a headache. – Cesar Romero

138519. I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her. – Cesar Romero

138520. You knew everybody at all the studios and you saw them often. – Cesar Romero

138521. I was born in the USA, which many people still find hard to believe. – Cesar Romero

138522. I should remember more, and I have a pretty good memory. – Cesar Romero

138523. I should only have been as lucky as Valentino, in the movies – I didn’t have to be a gigolo. In real life. – Cesar Romero

138524. I know Raft did have some genuine affairs with actresses. – Cesar Romero

138525. I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced. – Cesar Romero

138526. I can’t date women my own age any more – I hate going to cemeteries. – Cesar Romero

138527. George Raft may or may not have gone both ways, but he was very sensitive to what they said about him, and it was one factor why he decided to play all those gangsters in the movies. – Cesar Romero

138528. I was wearing corn plasters above and below my toes and taping my ankles twice. – Cesar Romero

138529. We had plenty of clothes and no money. – Cesar Romero

138530. We Latins make splendid lovers and splendid older men. – Cesar Romero

138531. When someone’s acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you’re watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes. – Cesar Romero

138532. George Murphy tagged that name “Butch” on me years ago. We were all at a party and he went around tagging names on people that didn’t fit them. – Cesar Romero

138533. All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well, are increasingly being targeted. In this country, with all the countless guns. – Cesar Romero

138534. Because of my age and because there’s more work on the small screen. What it’s missing in quality it makes up for in quantity. From an actor’s selfish point of view. – Cesar Romero

138535. Bugsy Siegel. The mobster with the beautiful blue eyes. – Cesar Romero

138536. But by the time I was 40, everything was winding down. It started after the war. On the plus side, there was more more products and technology. But for me the nightlife was winding down, the glamour, the fun. – Cesar Romero

138537. Due to a big bust in Cuba, my father’s business suffered badly, so I was free to choose my own career. I became a professional dancer, and I went on the road and started making real money. – Cesar Romero

138538. Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days. If you weren’t, you left town and made up an excuse. – Cesar Romero

138539. Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other. – Cesar Romero

138540. Well, you know what they say in Hollywood – the most important thing is being sincere, even if you have to fake it. – Cesar Romero

138541. If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart. – George A. Romero

138542. There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can’t forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws. – George A. Romero

138543. The most realistic blood I’ve seen is when Marlon Brando gets beat up in On The Waterfront. – George A. Romero

138544. If one horror film hits, everyone says, ‘Let’s go make a horror film.’ It’s the genre that never dies. – George A. Romero

138545. I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character and the humans didn’t either. They forgot to make the movie that went along with all these wonderful effects. – George A. Romero

138546. I think you’re only free if you’re working on very low or huge money. – George A. Romero

138547. I really believe that you could do horror very inexpensively. I don’t think it has anything to do with the effects, the effects are not the most important parts. – George A. Romero

138548. I like guys who are understandable and good guys who are flawed. – George A. Romero

138549. I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters. – George A. Romero

138550. As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can’t carry a movie. They’ll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won’t put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie. – George A. Romero

138551. As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I’m trapped in a genre that I love, but I’m trapped in it! – George A. Romero

138552. The guy that made me wanna make movies… and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal, the British director. – George A. Romero

138553. I’m creating the kind of games that I like right now. I’m not being held back by technology. – John Romero

138554. I live way out in the country, in truck-country. – John Romero

138555. I’m a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. – John Romero

138556. In marketing I’ve seen only one strategy that can’t miss – and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last. – John Romero

138557. It is very important to lead the field and innovate in game design. – John Romero

138558. The game-playing market today is pretty sizable. – John Romero

138559. There are too many games being developed by people that have no business creating games. – John Romero

138560. We are at the point where game designers have become celebrities due to the size of the market they serve. – John Romero

138561. I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed. – John Romero

138562. I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I’m a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title. – John Romero

138563. I’m not for gratuitous nudity, but if there’s humor, I don’t have a problem. – Rebecca Romijn

138564. Yes. I’ve been asked to pose nude, but I never have, and I probably never will. – Rebecca Romijn

138565. That’s true, you don’t want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who’ve been waiting for their favorite characters to be brought to life and you don’t want to disappoint. – Rebecca Romijn

138566. Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously. – Rebecca Romijn

138567. Luckily, I’m doing other things besides just modeling, because frankly, I’m a little bored with it. – Rebecca Romijn

138568. I’ve been messing around in the studio the last couple of years. But I don’t want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer. It just really feels good to do it. – Rebecca Romijn

138569. I’m a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses. – Rebecca Romijn

138570. I’d have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup. – Rebecca Romijn

138571. I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don’t want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen’s house on the first movie and then I didn’t see him again until the premiere. – Rebecca Romijn

138572. He opened up the tent where I was actually literally bent over a chair getting my crack touched up and I turned around and said, ‘don’t come in here Bryan, you don’t need to be seeing this!’ and he said, ‘ooh, you need some white wine.’ He handed me a glass of wine. – Rebecca Romijn

138573. Are you kidding? I’m a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again. – Rebecca Romijn

138574. It’s pronounced ‘Romaine,’ like the lettuce. – Rebecca Romijn

138575. Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success. – Erwin Rommel

138576. But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. – Erwin Rommel

138577. Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. – Erwin Rommel

138578. In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. – Erwin Rommel

138579. Sweat saves blood. – Erwin Rommel

138580. The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions. – Erwin Rommel

138581. Isn’t it fitting that so many of those who have contempt for the private sector will soon find themselves back in it? – Mitt Romney

138582. We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world. Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is Arizona. – Mitt Romney

138583. President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and their team have failed the American people, and that is why their majority will soon be out the door. – Mitt Romney

138584. Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength – a strong military, a strong economy and strong families. – Mitt Romney

138585. The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy. – Mitt Romney

138586. The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government. – Mitt Romney

138587. The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire. – Mitt Romney

138588. This is a global effort we’re going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It’s more than Osama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die. – Mitt Romney

138589. President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless. – Mitt Romney

138590. The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it’s by making it more like a consumer-driven market. – Mitt Romney

138591. Reforming the way the state works with businesses and providing incentives for employers will help preserve and create new jobs in Massachusetts. – Mitt Romney

138592. We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure. – Mitt Romney

138593. America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home. – Mitt Romney

138594. We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers. – Mitt Romney

138595. When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys. – Mitt Romney

138596. When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life. – Mitt Romney

138597. You know, my dad served in the President’s Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people’s lives and I can help our children realize their dreams. – Mitt Romney

138598. We conservatives don’t have a corner on saying ‘no’. We’re just the ones who say it when it’s the right thing to say. – Mitt Romney

138599. Education is the investment our generation makes in the future. – Mitt Romney

138600. America is not better off than it was $1.8 trillion dollars ago. – Mitt Romney

138601. And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job. – Mitt Romney

138602. And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people. – Mitt Romney

138603. Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families. – Mitt Romney

138604. Sometimes I wonder whether Washington’s liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America. – Mitt Romney

138605. Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is. – Mitt Romney

138606. People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem. – Mitt Romney

138607. I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning. – Mitt Romney

138608. I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary. Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama. – Mitt Romney

138609. I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman. – Mitt Romney

138610. Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow, it’s time that we make sure we lead the world in how much we build and create and invest. – Mitt Romney

138611. Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians. – Mitt Romney

138612. Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear. – Mitt Romney

138613. On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, ‘You have the right to remain silent.’ – Mitt Romney

138614. Our economy is on the move and we are creating thousands of new jobs, but we need to keep our foot on the gas pedal. – Mitt Romney

138615. Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens, not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. – Mitt Romney

138616. Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival. – Carlos P. Romulo

138617. Ah! My Lord! now I understand, Oh, yes! What a voice! What an artist! I understand all! – Landon Ronald

138618. Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can’t it happen to me? I’m not worried I’m young – it’s an incentive to do the best I can. – Cristiano Ronaldo

138619. I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from. – Cristiano Ronaldo

138620. I was saluted by Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy. – Cristiano Ronaldo

138621. I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United. – Cristiano Ronaldo

138622. This is our bottom line, and the will of 1.25 billion Chinese people. – Zhu Rongji

138623. Although China and United States are competitors, China and the United States are indeed partners in trade. – Zhu Rongji

138624. Be realistic and truthful – and tell Hong Kong businessmen honestly that they should go for long-term investments since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul. – Zhu Rongji

138625. Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back. – Zhu Rongji

138626. Free Tibet before free trade. – Zhu Rongji

138627. I have never intimidated the masses… I only intimidate corrupt officials. – Zhu Rongji

138628. I think these people have betrayed or have forgotten their ancestors. – Zhu Rongji

138629. If you want to investigate, we will be willing to assist. – Zhu Rongji

138630. My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don’t you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don’t want to do it. – Zhu Rongji

138631. History can never be covered up. – Zhu Rongji

138632. Whoever stands for ‘one China’ will get our support. We can have talks with them, and our talks will cover anything. – Zhu Rongji

138633. In the course of the reform, some new circumstances that we had not anticipated have appeared. – Zhu Rongji

138634. I take great pride in having been able to overcome the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy. – Zhu Rongji

138635. Ian and Sylvia, who, when you got right down to it, were essentially country and western singers. I just recorded his Four Strong Winds. It’s a wonderful song. – Dave Van Ronk

138636. My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. – Dave Van Ronk

138637. Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz. – Dave Van Ronk

138638. In the early 1970s. 1971, ’72. The rooms were closing down, record labels weren’t signing acoustic acts any more. Although they had been pretty much been getting out of that for some time before that. – Dave Van Ronk

138639. If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world. – Dave Van Ronk

138640. If you asked anybody in my family, they would have very stridently proclaimed themselves middle class. My mother and father were separated, so he doesn’t count. – Dave Van Ronk

138641. One of my earliest memories… I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing. – Dave Van Ronk

138642. If I do a piece in my living room, if I practice it – and I have the tapes to prove this – it’s not going to be as good as doing the same piece in front of an audience. – Dave Van Ronk

138643. I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician. – Dave Van Ronk

138644. I’m an exhibitionist, I was an exhibitionist as a kid. – Dave Van Ronk

138645. By the mid-70s, I wanted to get out of the business. I was tired anyway. – Dave Van Ronk

138646. Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time. – Dave Van Ronk

138647. I don’t think I went a year or so without a record between 1959 and 1979, sometimes two. – Dave Van Ronk

138648. I’m a very, very stubborn man. – Dave Van Ronk

138649. If there was ever any truth to the trickle-down theory, the only evidence of it I’ve ever seen was in that period of 1960 to 1965. All of sudden they were handing out major label recording contracts like they were coming in Cracker Jack boxes. – Dave Van Ronk

138650. They basically said that if I didn’t show up for school they’d mark me present, they wouldn’t send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I’d go out to Jamaica, but I didn’t take it seriously. – Dave Van Ronk

138651. When you’re working in front of an audience, you have incentive to excel. – Dave Van Ronk

138652. There is an apprenticeship system in jazz. You teach the young ones. So even if the musicians weren’t personally that likable, they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians. – Dave Van Ronk

138653. You can’t be afraid of failure and you can’t be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work. – Dave Van Ronk

138654. I think I have more in common with a carpenter than you might think. We’re putting things together. – Dave Van Ronk

138655. My paranoia never ends, but I haven’t been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now. – Jon Ronson

138656. You can say anything to David Icke and he will accept it and put it into his ideology. – Jon Ronson

138657. Well, I had nightmares when I was doing the Klan story all the time. I had a recurring nightmare of basically being exposed as a Jew inside the Klan compound. – Jon Ronson

138658. We have to understand how the extremists got the way they are. Without that kind of understanding, we’d never really get to know them. I put in nothing about their childhoods. But what I have put in is stuff about the weird symbiotic relationship between us and them. – Jon Ronson

138659. Yeah, but in the end his followers take what they want from his philosophy. Maybe it doesn’t matter what’s going on in David Icke’s mind. It’s how other people take him. – Jon Ronson

138660. No, people back home don’t realize why there is this kind of need for heroes in America at the moment. People in Britain don’t really understand what’s going on here. They don’t understand why Camp X-ray exists. – Jon Ronson

138661. I’m not what you’d call a fearless type of person. – Jon Ronson

138662. I wasn’t in any way a kind of soothsayer or not surprised when Sept. 11 happened. I was absolutely shocked. – Jon Ronson

138663. I did feel like they were telling me that something like that was going to happen. Not specifically – not that planes were going to be flown into the World Trade Center or anything like that – but in the general sense. – Jon Ronson

138664. But when I was doing the KKK I had constant nightmares of being exposed as a Jew and lynched by the Klan. – Jon Ronson

138665. But on the extremist side I didn’t get any rejections at all. Everyone agreed to talk to me. – Jon Ronson

138666. At first, I did stories on people who were maybe just eccentric. Omar was a natural progression from that. – Jon Ronson

138667. Without sounding too pretentious, I was sort of a slave to the narrative. When the narrative cracks in, I have to go where it takes me. I had to go to the Bohemian Grove. It was the obvious end to the book. – Jon Ronson

138668. Nothing uniquely bad has happened to me in my personal life, but all the regular little bad things have accumulated to make me a neurotic person. And these adventures are my way of trying to make sense of that. – Jon Ronson

138669. Actually, I never liked Dylan’s kind of music before; I always thought he sounded just like Yogi Bear. – Mick Ronson

138670. I was never really a writer, I was always more of a performer. – Mick Ronson

138671. I’ve always thought that the act of playing the guitar was the act of trying to make a point of playing the guitar. – Mick Ronson

138672. I don’t think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don’t discourage something that may be rather nice. – Linda Ronstadt

138673. The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream. – Linda Ronstadt

138674. The constant fear of a performer is to become what is reflected back at you. – Linda Ronstadt

138675. I wish I had as much in bed as I get in the newspapers. – Linda Ronstadt

138676. It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know. – Linda Ronstadt

138677. The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread. – Andy Rooney

138678. Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. – Andy Rooney

138679. Nothing in fine print is ever good news. – Andy Rooney

138680. Obscenities… I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can’t think of what they want to say and they’re frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren’t very smart – want to be just one of the boys. – Andy Rooney

138681. People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

138682. Taxes are important. President Bush’s tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of. – Andy Rooney

138683. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. – Andy Rooney

138684. The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men. – Andy Rooney

138685. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. – Andy Rooney

138686. The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever ‘curling’ means. – Andy Rooney

138687. The only people who say worse things about politicians that reporters do are other politicians. – Andy Rooney

138688. The Super Bowl isn’t for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account. – Andy Rooney

138689. When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper. – Andy Rooney

138690. The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it’s probably a good thing. We don’t need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough. – Andy Rooney

138691. As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book. – Andy Rooney

138692. Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter. – Andy Rooney

138693. We’re all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don’t make any big ones. – Andy Rooney

138694. Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. – Andy Rooney

138695. The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort – the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing – the opening a wonderfully joyous moment. – Andy Rooney

138696. Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. – Andy Rooney

138697. Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads. – Andy Rooney

138698. Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens. – Andy Rooney

138699. If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. – Andy Rooney

138700. Death is a distant rumor to the young. – Andy Rooney

138701. Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head. – Andy Rooney

138702. Elephants and grandchildren never forget. – Andy Rooney

138703. Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It’s sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn’t hurt. – Andy Rooney

138704. Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. – Andy Rooney

138705. I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting. – Andy Rooney

138706. I don’t pick subjects as much as they pick me. – Andy Rooney

138707. I don’t think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn’t surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number? – Andy Rooney

138708. I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don’t return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn’t want that to happen, would you. – Andy Rooney

138709. I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran. – Andy Rooney

138710. I like ice hockey, but it’s a frustrating game to watch. It’s hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points. – Andy Rooney

138711. If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. – Andy Rooney

138712. All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law. – Andy Rooney

138713. I didn’t get old on purpose, it just happened. If you’re lucky, it could happen to you. – Andy Rooney

138714. Once I had a steel job for half of a day. I never went back to collect my pay. – Art Rooney

138715. Sportswriters. They were all my friends. They were racetrack guys and so was I. – Art Rooney

138716. Nobody feels any worse than I do about losing. – Art Rooney

138717. The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday. – Art Rooney

138718. A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I’m about $100,000 short. – Mickey Rooney

138719. Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day. – Mickey Rooney

138720. I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me. – Mickey Rooney

138721. I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years. – Mickey Rooney

138722. I’m the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern. – Mickey Rooney

138723. When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, ‘I know, I know…’ – Mickey Rooney

138724. You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney

138725. If you look at my bookings, they’ve gone down each season. That’s something I’m trying to keep improving. On the pitch you don’t want any silly bookings. – Wayne Rooney

138726. There’s a lot more pressure on me at United. There are people out there trying to shoot you down. – Wayne Rooney

138727. I think the fans are going to expect a lot from me, as they should. – Wayne Rooney

138728. I’ve matured since joining United, on and off the field. – Wayne Rooney

138729. Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138730. There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138731. The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138732. The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138733. The giving of love is an education in itself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138734. The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours – and I think probably gave me many nightmares. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138735. Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138736. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138737. Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138738. Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138739. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138740. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138741. Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138742. One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138743. Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138744. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138745. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138746. When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138747. A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138748. You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138749. You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138750. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

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138751. You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138752. You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138753. Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138754. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138755. Understanding is a two-way street. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138756. When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? – Eleanor Roosevelt

138757. When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138758. What you don’t do can be a destructive force. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138759. What one has to do usually can be done. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138760. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138761. The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138762. Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water! – Eleanor Roosevelt

138763. Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138764. I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138765. Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138766. Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138767. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138768. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138769. Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138770. I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138771. Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138772. As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138773. Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138774. My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138775. Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138776. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138777. Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138778. Actors are one family over the entire world. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138779. A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138780. Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138781. It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138782. Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138783. I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138784. Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138785. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138786. It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138787. It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138788. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138789. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138790. I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138791. If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138792. I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life! – Eleanor Roosevelt

138793. I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand’ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138794. In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138795. I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138796. Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138797. I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. – Eleanor Roosevelt

138798. The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138799. Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138800. The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138801. The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138802. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138803. The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138804. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138805. The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138806. Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138807. Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138808. Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138809. Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138810. Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138811. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138812. Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138813. Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138814. One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138815. Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138816. Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138817. No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138818. No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138819. More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138820. It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138821. It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138822. It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138823. Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138824. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138825. Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138826. Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138827. There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138828. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138829. There are as many opinions as there are experts. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138830. The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138831. The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138832. The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138833. It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138834. It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138835. There is nothing I love as much as a good fight. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138836. In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up – or else we all go down. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138837. Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138838. In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138839. It is fun to be in the same decade with you. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138840. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138841. Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138842. To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138843. True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138844. War is a contagion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138845. We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138846. We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138847. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138848. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138849. When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138850. Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138851. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138852. In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138853. We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138854. Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138855. Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138856. If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138857. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138858. Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can’t even lift them. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138859. Be sincere; be brief; be seated. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138860. But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138861. Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138862. Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138863. Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138864. Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138865. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138866. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138867. I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138868. If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138869. If I went to work in a factory the first thing I’d do is join a union. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138870. If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138871. Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138872. I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138873. Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138874. I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138875. I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138876. I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138877. I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138878. I am a Christian and a Democrat, that’s all. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138879. I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

138880. Its success lies in the fact that it’s an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan. – James Roosevelt

138881. Social Security should have a self-sustaining portion that was funded by contributions from both employers and employees. That’s what we know and have known for 70 successful years. – James Roosevelt

138882. Small changes done now would preserve Social Security at full benefit. – James Roosevelt

138883. It has to have a payroll tax that’s dedicated to Social Security. The Social Security tax has been very successful over the years in raising almost all of our elderly citizens out of poverty. – James Roosevelt

138884. Even the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security trustees appointed by the president say that Social Security is financially sound, without any changes for the next 40 to 50 years. – James Roosevelt

138885. It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization, from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. – James Roosevelt

138886. Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. – Theodore Roosevelt

138887. The American people abhor a vacuum. – Theodore Roosevelt

138888. Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. – Theodore Roosevelt

138889. Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. – Theodore Roosevelt

138890. Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. – Theodore Roosevelt

138891. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

138892. Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. – Theodore Roosevelt

138893. Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. – Theodore Roosevelt

138894. Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. – Theodore Roosevelt

138895. The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. – Theodore Roosevelt

138896. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. – Theodore Roosevelt

138897. Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering. – Theodore Roosevelt

138898. A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. – Theodore Roosevelt

138899. A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. – Theodore Roosevelt

138900. A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt

138901. A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. – Theodore Roosevelt

138902. A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. – Theodore Roosevelt

138903. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

138904. We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all. – Theodore Roosevelt

138905. Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

138906. For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. – Theodore Roosevelt

138907. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

138908. Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. – Theodore Roosevelt

138909. With self-discipline most anything is possible. – Theodore Roosevelt

138910. When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all. – Theodore Roosevelt

138911. The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats. – Theodore Roosevelt

138912. When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer “Present” or “Not guilty.” – Theodore Roosevelt

138913. Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. – Theodore Roosevelt

138914. The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. – Theodore Roosevelt

138915. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

138916. The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. – Theodore Roosevelt

138917. There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt

138918. To announce that there must be no criticism of the president… is morally treasonable to the American public. – Theodore Roosevelt

138919. To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. – Theodore Roosevelt

138920. When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt

138921. The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. – Theodore Roosevelt

138922. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. – Theodore Roosevelt

138923. The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer. – Theodore Roosevelt

138924. The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt

138925. The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. – Theodore Roosevelt

138926. The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. – Theodore Roosevelt

138927. The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. – Theodore Roosevelt

138928. The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife. – Theodore Roosevelt

138929. The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. – Theodore Roosevelt

138930. The government is us; we are the government, you and I. – Theodore Roosevelt

138931. The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. – Theodore Roosevelt

138932. The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. – Theodore Roosevelt

138933. Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. – Theodore Roosevelt

138934. Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. – Theodore Roosevelt

138935. Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt

138936. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. – Theodore Roosevelt

138937. No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort. – Theodore Roosevelt

138938. No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. – Theodore Roosevelt

138939. No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. – Theodore Roosevelt

138940. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt

138941. Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. – Theodore Roosevelt

138942. No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. – Theodore Roosevelt

138943. Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. – Theodore Roosevelt

138944. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. – Theodore Roosevelt

138945. Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. – Theodore Roosevelt

138946. Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big. – Theodore Roosevelt

138947. Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement. – Theodore Roosevelt

138948. Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body. – Theodore Roosevelt

138949. Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

138950. I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. – Theodore Roosevelt

138951. Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. – Theodore Roosevelt

138952. Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. – Theodore Roosevelt

138953. No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. – Theodore Roosevelt

138954. I am a part of everything that I have read. – Theodore Roosevelt

138955. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt

138956. I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! – Theodore Roosevelt

138957. I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. – Theodore Roosevelt

138958. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. – Theodore Roosevelt

138959. I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also. – Theodore Roosevelt

138960. It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. – Theodore Roosevelt

138961. If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name. – Theodore Roosevelt

138962. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

138963. If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt

138964. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

138965. It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. – Theodore Roosevelt

138966. It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws. – Theodore Roosevelt

138967. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. – Theodore Roosevelt

138968. The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man’s original savage nature. – Elihu Root

138969. Nobody knows through how many thousands of years fighting men have made a place for themselves while the weak and peaceable have gone to the wall. – Elihu Root

138970. Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights. – Elihu Root

138971. The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream. – Elihu Root

138972. The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection. – Elihu Root

138973. The line of least resistance in the progress of civilization is to make that theoretical postulate real by the continually increasing force of the world’s public opinion. – Elihu Root

138974. The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably to the survival and predominance of the men who were effective in war and who loved it because they were effective. – Elihu Root

138975. No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils. – Elihu Root

138976. Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause, are led to support injustice. – Elihu Root

138977. The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate. – Elihu Root

138978. Men do not fail; they give up trying. – Elihu Root

138979. It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct. – Elihu Root

138980. It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. – Elihu Root

138981. In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought. – Elihu Root

138982. The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark. – Elihu Root

138983. Human life is held in much higher esteem, and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure, is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly. – Elihu Root

138984. Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot. – Elihu Root

138985. Gradually, everything that happens in the world is coming to be of interest everywhere in the world, and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations. – Elihu Root

138986. Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well, which would have passed unnoticed a century ago, now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading. – Elihu Root

138987. Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts. – Elihu Root

138988. Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice. – Elihu Root

138989. There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world. – Elihu Root

138990. The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics. – Elihu Root

138991. The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything. – Elihu Root

138992. The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice. – Elihu Root

138993. To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism. – Elihu Root

138994. War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition. – Elihu Root

138995. Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others. – Elihu Root

138996. The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify. – Elihu Root

138997. When I worked with Robin Williams, now there is improv! He is just as funny as you think he is. We did at least five or six takes of every scene, improvising every scene differently. He was a riot. – Stephen Root

138998. I would have to say News Radio is the highlight of my career. I love the character so much. – Stephen Root

138999. I’m from New York, so I’m a big Howard Stern fan. – Stephen Root

139000. It’s easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It’s not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim. – Stephen Root

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