Quotes and Sayings about Agreement



"At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

"The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Agreement, Rights, London)

"The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Time, Agreement, First, Months)

"The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Agreement, Defense)

"The band cannot sign to another label or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Agreement)

"When Reagan was elected, I felt that the Agency had gone much more into the service of a political tendency in the country with which I had already felt very strong disagreement."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Country, Service)

"It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

"I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC, and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week. I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Agreement)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

"My husband and I didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: HusbAgreement, Suicide)

"It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

"We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Competition, Trade)

"I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country's functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Country, Hate, Obvious, Trade, World)

"Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Agreement)

"Fashion is a social agreement. the result of a consensus of a large group of people."
- Stella Blum
(Related: People, Agreement, Fashion, Result)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade... They don't have any compliance or enforcement."
- David Bonior
(Related: Trade)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Agreement, Nations, Reason)

"At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Ideas, Agreement, states)

"I can do whatever I want. They will tell me if what I am doing is stupid or a total waste of time. I may tell them that they are wrong, and we will come to an agreement."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Time, Agreement, May, Want, Waste, Will, Wrong)

"There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Home, Purpose, Sound, Will)

"Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Politics, Agreement)

"That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Germany, President, states, United, Will)

"The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Control, Failure, Agreement, Economy)

"The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany to provide the necessary means to pay for approved imports has not been accomplished, although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Economy, Germany)

"Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)

"Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Agreement)

"Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong."
- Lord Edward Cecil
(Related: Men, Agreement, Wrong)

"The agreement to place the binational planning group at our new Northern Command was also signed in December."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Agreement, December, Planning)

"In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet."
- Lord Chandos
(Related: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

"Too much agreement kills the chat."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Agreement)

"Too much agreement kills a chat."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Agreement)

"It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: War, Agreement, Difficulties, Friends, Question, Strangers)

"I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

"It was determined, as shown in the report of the Commission, which I can read to you, but I know you are familiar with the report. It states there was disagreement on this issue, particularly as the subject was debated, that there were different opinions about it."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Opinions, states)

"In addition to the clean coal provisions, the energy conference agreement contains provisions instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Agreement, Conservation, Energy)

"Agreements are always the product of time and place."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Time)

"We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free."
- Walter Crane
(Related: Art, People, Agreement, Unity, Variety, Want)

"A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Agreement, Measure)

"Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

"I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Technology, Change, Disagreements, Kids, Parents, Rules, Years)

"We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Effort, Force, Law)

"The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Job, Laws)

"If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more."
- Jacques Delors
"I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Time, End, Losing, Play, states, Trade, United)

"The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Agreement, Open, states, Tests, United, Weapons)

"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking."
- George Eliot
(Related: Agreement)

"Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Family, Disagreements)

"Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements."
- Werner Erhard
(Related: Life)

"You mentioned the Free Trade Agreement and yes I can't tell you how pleased we are that Morocco is one of the countries that our country is going to begin negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Agreement, Countries, Country, Trade)

"But, we have had the debate in our country now for a number of years as to whether or not free trade agreements are good for economic growth and economic opportunity in creating jobs and lifting people out of poverty."
- Donald Evans
(Related: People, Opportunity, Growth, Country, Debate, Jobs, Now, Poverty, Trade, Years)

"Unfair trade agreements, passed by both Republicans and Democrats, have sent millions of jobs to other countries. We need to stop this hemorrhaging and find ways for American workers to compete in the new market."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: American, Countries, Democrats, Jobs, Republicans, Trade, Workers)

"Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: American, Property, Result)

"It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Fate, Fools, Temperament)

"At the very end, what is going to happen is that immigration will be reduced considerably. And how can we get to that stage? By agreements on sectors."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: End, Will)

"My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please."
- Frederick II
(Related: People, Agreement)

"Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Agreement, Meetings, Right, Trying, Want)

"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Progress)

"The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Death, Agreement, Hell)

"I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total disagreement and argument is such a bad thing. It makes for a vital and alive field."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Argument, Debate)

"A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Marriage, Business, Agreement)

"Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences."
- Andre Gide
"If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

"The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist."
- Danny Glover
(Related: War, People, Hope, America, Energy, Iraq, Moments, Occupation, Reason, Trade)

"Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Nature, Truth, Agreement, World)

"And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Possibility, Agreement, Class, Italy, Mission, Space)

"And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Design, Government, Agreement, End, First, News)

"We want to see Israel withdraw from our territory. But we don't want to be accountable vis-a-vis Israel on the security basis, because we don't see, in the absence of a peace agreement, that Lebanon can really be accountable to Israel if anything happens."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Peace, Absence, Agreement, Israel, Security, Want)

"Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe. He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland. Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Europe)

"It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Focus)

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Thought, Beginning)

"I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

"Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Religion, Discipline, Agreement, Doctrine)

"And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Agreement, Conservative, Party, Principles)

"Therefore they should come to the table and reach an agreement that would protect their identity."
- John Hume
(Related: Agreement, Identity)

"When people are divided, the only solution is agreement."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Agreement, Solution)

"In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Victory, Agreement, Ireland, Party, Philosophy)

"There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Agreement, First, Rights, Today, World, World war, Wrongs)

"There's a lot of exaggerated talk about CAFTA, but it's actually a fairly routine trade agreement. Although it involves fairly small nations, they're still more important trade partners than places like Australia or many other larger nations."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Agreement, Nations, Routine, Talk, Trade)

"As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement."
- Alija Izetbegovic
(Related: Time, Agreement)

"In most of the European countries - France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism - the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: War, American, Countries, Film, France)

"As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it's obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Agreement, Obvious)

"I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international community and accept its universal values."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Peace, Values, Agreement, Community, Israel, Majority, Want)

"In the past there were various suggestions in the framework of financial and other agreements to benefit with Iran. But Iran interpreted those suggestions in a mistaken way and deceived the international community."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Financial, Community, Past)

"This war no longer has anything to do with knightly conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention."
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Related: War)

"An agreement cannot be the result of an imposition."
- Nestor Kirchner
(Related: Agreement, Result)

"In the years just before... during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated, if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements, I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Control, Spirit, Will, Years)

"Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Lies, Obvious, Words)

"Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Civilization, Purpose, Agreement, Culture, Existence)

"As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Time, Strategy, Management, Vision, Agreement, Promise)

"I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately, and despite other impressions, that we can't have full sacramental communion if we don't first have a fundamental agreement on the question of the primacy, that still isn't there."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Agreement, First, Question, Thinking)

"In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Committee, Corporations, Wage)

"Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Agreement, Mind, Will)

"We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Community, Iraq, Security, Weapons)

"You do not export democracy through the Defense Department or the Defense Secretary. You do it through trade agreements, through the Department of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends and neighbors across the globe."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Commerce, Defense, Democracy, Friends, Neighbors, Trade)

"Now, given the experience that we have had thus far, with our subsequent trade agreements with NAFTA and others, you would think that with our experience of job loss that we have had there that when you find yourself in a hole that you might stop digging."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Experience, Job, Loss, Now, Trade)

"Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Agreement, America, Consequences, Effect, Poor, Trade)

"We had an eyeball-to-eyeball agreement at a restaurant before I came back that, if I came back, he would never talk to me that way again or I was simply saying no."
- Andrea Mackris
(Related: Agreement, Saying, Talk)

"In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people."
- George Mason
(Related: Power, People, Maxim, Sight)

"If I were to agree to write the music for your beautiful poem, it would tie your poem up for some years as I have agreements and obligations which I must respect."
- Jules Massenet
(Related: Music, Respect, Years)

"Large-scale public projects require the agreement of large numbers of people."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: People, Agreement, Numbers, Projects, Public)

"I think there can be some disagreement as to whether Kerry really won Wisconsin or not."
- Scott McCallum
"Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles."
- William McKinley
(Related: Principles)

"Facing inward, join hands so as to form a small circle. Then, without moving from their places they sing the opening song, according to previous agreement, in a soft undertone."
- James Mooney
(Related: Agreement, Song)

"As I said before, there are often disagreements as to what a particular set of facts mean. That is not at all unusual, and one shouldn't read into it more than is there."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Disagreements, Facts)

"I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Peace, Agreement, Commitment, Conflict, State)

"That is why if Lebanon concludes a peace agreement with Israel and brings that accord to the Parliament our deputies will reject it; Hezbollah refuses any conciliation with Israel in principle."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Peace, Agreement, Israel, Parliament, Will)

"When a peace agreement is concluded between the Lebanese government and Israel, we would surely disagree with the Lebanese government about that, but we would not make any turmoil out of it."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Government, Peace, Agreement, Israel)

"We're working on accession to the WTO very actively. We still have several countries with which we need to conclude agreements and possibly that will happen next year."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Countries, Will)

"What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Life, People, Agreement, Reality)

"During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations."
- George William Norris
(Related: War, Life, Agreement, Leading, Nations, Public, World)

"I'm very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family's long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Family, Financial, Goals, Ability, Agreement)

"Some think the worst horrors of war might be avoided by an international agreement not to use atomic bombs. This is a vain hope."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Hope, Agreement, Bombs)

"It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Goals, Agreement, Legislation)

"Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Agreement, Building, Harmony, Result)

"It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Agreement, Force, Will, Worth)

"There have been major disagreements within the European Union."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Disagreements)

"Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Trust, Agreement, Intentions)

"It is always possible to argue against an interpretation, to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them and to seek for an agreement, even if this agreement remains beyond our reach."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Agreement)

"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
(Related: Control, Decision, Countries, Trade, Want, Will, World)

"Our will makes constantly a sort of agreement with the world, whereby, if the world will continually show some respect to the will, the will shall consent to be strenuous in its industry."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Agreement, Respect, Will, World)

"Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Life, Courage, Agreement, Drama, Questions, Sadness, Want)

"Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Money, Agreement, Value)

"The question of feasibility, the question of cost, the question of including partners elsewhere in the world, the question of the effect of this project on arms agreements - all these issues are in discussion."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Effect, Project, Question, World)

"We believe that we should come to an agreement with the Palestinians. But we need two to tango."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Agreement)

"There's no question that Stalin broke the agreements made at Yalta completely about elections that were supposed to be held immediately in Poland, and Eastern Europe was plunged into slavery as a consequence."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Elections, Europe, Question, Slavery)

"I mean that the time where we need International agreement more than ever on the environment and the rest, poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it."
- Clare Short
(Related: Time, Agreement, Environment, Law, Poverty, Rest)

"We had many more points of agreement than we had points of difference, but we did differ, and the bigger we got, the more insistent we got that each one of us should have his way."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Agreement, Difference)

"I have long believed these types of collaborative agreements are a far better approach to federal land management than the contentious battles that too often sidetrack proper resource management."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Management, Land)

"If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about."
- Alfred P. Sloan
(Related: Time, Decision, Agreement, Gain, Meeting, Understanding)

"Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: History, Patriotism, Being, Hurt, Majority)

"The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Agreement, Creation, Injustice, Labor, Law, Production, Result, Will)

"People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Life, People, Agreement, Word)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"There are some classified documents there that we received from the CIA. Our arrangement with the CIA was that we could by mutual agreement declassify these documents, but we had no authority to unilaterally declassify them."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Agreement, Authority)

"Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Agreement, Desire, Nations, Objectives, Pride, Will)

"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Imagination, Agreement, Reality)

"Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement."
- Tacitus
(Related: Agreement)

"Most people here agree that the rhetoric got overblown on both sides of the Atlantic before the Iraq war, and it was a disagreement among friends over the timing, not the substance, of the Iraq war."
- John S. Tanner
(Related: War, People, Friends, Iraq, Rhetoric)

"The Republican movement have not behaved properly over the years. They have not themselves implemented the Agreement. If they had implemented the Agreement then they would have disarmed completely in May 2000, that is what they undertook to do, that is what they failed to do."
- David Trimble
(Related: Agreement, May, Republican, Years)

"Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Agreement, Force, Limitations)

"Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Perseverance, Actions, Agreement)

"Harmony is pure love, for love is complete agreement."
- Lope de Vega
(Related: Love, Agreement, Harmony)

"In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Agreement, Existence, Fact, Importance)

"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Courage, Lying, Responsibility, Sense, Solidarity)

"You'll find individuals agreeing on this, but when they get into collective societies and larger groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Agreement)

"Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Time, Agreement, Mission, Risk, Soldiers, Troops)

"Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: People, Talking, Trying, Word)

"Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans - and there were many such bitter policy disputes - the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Policy, Goals, Americans, Disagreements, Now)

"There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement."
- E. B. White
(Related: People, Agreement, Countries, Nothing)

"Our thinking behind these agreements is that we want all jobs in General Motors to be good jobs."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Jobs, Thinking, Want)

"The only sound approach to collective bargaining is to work out an agreement that clarifies the rights and responsibilities of the parties, establishes principles and operates to the advantage of all concerned."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Work, Agreement, Rights, Principles, Sound)

"Our recent 5-year labour agreements, in Canada as well as the United States, are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure, propaganda and force."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Experience, Canada, Force, Logic, Pressure, Propaganda, states, United)

"Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief; though positivism maintains that it is the only kind which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Belief, Confidence)

"By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating in the various international agreements we intend to contribute to the wholesome development of world trade."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Development, Trade, World)