Quotes and Sayings about Benefits



"One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them."
- Kingsley Amis
(Related: Religion, Benefits)

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Soul, Benefits, Giving)

"They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job, because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Benefits, Job, Unemployment)

"We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Values, Benefits, Globalization, Needs, World)

"The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Employees, Rights)

"In working with UNICEF our corporate partners have demonstrated time and again that their financial resources, leadership and expertise can bring about real and lasting benefits for the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Leadership, Time, Financial, Benefits, Children, Corporate, Expertise, World)

"Since 1935, this has been a pay-as-you-go system, and I always believed when I first started talking about Social Security that there was a little box that had my name on it and it had my benefits for when I retired. That is not true."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Benefits, First, Name, Security, Talking)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Benefits, Identity, Pride, Sense, states)

"That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians."
- William Blake
(Related: God, Benefits, Right, Will)

"For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's rural transportation professionals be provided with the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value, benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation planning and development."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Development, Accomplishments, Benefits, Nation, Planning, professionals, Reason, Support, Tools, Value)

"There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Benefits)

"Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

"Investing in health will produce enormous benefits."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Benefits, Will)

"In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Benefits, Community, Will)

"On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Benefits, Children, Country, Investment)

"Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Faith, Benefits, Healthcare, Nation, Veterans)

"What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Effect, Radical, Reform, State, Welfare, Will, Years)

"On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have."
- David Cameron
(Related: People, Benefits, Poverty, Welfare)

"If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it, you cannot continue to claim benefits. It will be extremely tough."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Job, Will)

"Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Security, Want)

"If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Benefits, Day, Globalization, Living)

"I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Science, Society, Benefits, Usefulness)

"Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Money, Work, Benefits, Corporations, Force, Poor)

"We have so many people retiring that we do not have enough people paying into the system to be able to provide the benefits for those collecting those benefits."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: People, Benefits)

"One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Health, Life, Benefits, Care, Career, Investment, Old, Retirement, State, Will, Years)

"A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Vision, Benefits, Care, Career, Nothing, Will)

"But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Health, Benefits, Dependence, Energy, Nation, National security, Oil)

"We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Opportunity, Benefits, Help, Obligation, Today)

"Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, Thought, Idea, Benefits, Charity, Country)

"We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Work, People, Airplanes, Benefits, Relationships)

"While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Health, People, Benefits)

"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

"I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Benefits, Reality, Respect, State, Workers)

"There is no question of the benefits that opening a market of a billion people will bring to American businesses. But as I said last year, this will test China and the world trade system."
- William M. Daley
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Question, Trade, Will, World)

"Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits."
- Dale Dauten
(Related: Benefits, Bureaucracy)

"The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Age, Benefits, Future, Present, President, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

"Providing working Minnesotans with at least seven days of paid sick leave every year is the right thing to do to. It benefits our families and helps our businesses become more worker friendly and family friendly."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Family, Benefits, Right)

"Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Afghanistan, Benefits, Care, Iraq, Mental health, Problems, Service, Soldiers)

"These are people who haven't gone through the legal means to becoming citizens like our forefathers did. They want all the benefits but none of the responsibilities."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Legal, People, Benefits, Want)

"The child benefits more from being valued than evaluated."
- Don Dinkmeyer
(Related: Being, Benefits)

"There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Opportunity, Benefits, Care, Country, Job, Security)

"I'm being told it saves money to shoot in Toronto, because of tax benefits, the crews are cheaper, but what I save in the bottom line, I lose in a million other ways."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Money, Being, Benefits, Tax)

"There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration."
- John Edwards
(Related: Work, Adoption, Benefits, Gay, Judgment, Lesbian, Partnership, Respect)

"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)

"It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: People, Inspiration, Benefits, Dedication, Games, Spiritual)

"We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Benefits, Learning, Mistakes)

"We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Family, Marriage, Values, Benefits, Homosexuality, Will)

"I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

"The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, Benefits, Children, Future, President, Security)

"Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, African, Americans, Benefits, Security)

"Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Benefits)

"Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Benefits)

"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Earth, Example, Needs, Priorities, Research, Space)

"Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Life, Manager, Father, Motivation, People, Being)

"In my case, I pay a standard premium to participate in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Plan for my wife and myself out of each month's paycheck."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Health, Wife, Benefits, Employees)

"Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Babies, Benefits, Country, Employees)

"I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity. Equal rights, that's where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that's what we need."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Work, Heart, Benefits, Dignity, Rights, Want)

"Before I leave this Earth, I would like to know they have given women the same benefits and promotions as men."
- Martha Griffiths
(Related: Men, Women, Benefits, Earth)

"Because one of the benefits of getting older, I guess-there are very few benefits, really - most of them are a pain in the butt. People depend on me more; they believe in me more, they think I'm good."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: People, Benefits, Pain)

"Alfred Nobel was much concerned, as are we all, with the tangible benefits we hope for and expect from physiological and medical research, and the Faculty of the Caroline Institute has ever been alert to recognize practical benefits."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Medical, Hope, Benefits, Research)

"My overall message for labor members is... that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can't ignore them."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Benefits, Labor, Trade)

"The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

"A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Success, Benefits, Measure, Worth)

"I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine."
- Sidney Hillman
(Related: Benefits, Machine, Participation, Running, Wages, Will)

"However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Loss, Retirement, Security, Will)

"Coal research and development provides huge benefits for the nation, and pay for itself many times over through taxes flowing back to the Treasury from expanded economic activity."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Development, Benefits, Nation, Research, Taxes)

"Equal pay isn't just a women's issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Family, Women, Benefits)

"I do benefits. I do them all the time. There's so many people out there that needs help that I can't say I won't help them."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Time, People, Benefits, Help, Needs)

"I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Benefits, Hate)

"The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Education, Government, Knowledge, Benefits, Community)

"The health care system is really designed to reward you for being unhealthy. If you are a healthy person and work hard to be healthy, there are no benefits."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Health, Work, Being, Benefits, Care, Reward)

"The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Needs, President, Retirement, Security)

"As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Finance, Benefits, Help, Security, Today, Will, Workers)

"Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Society, American, Benefits, English, Printing)

"I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, People, Animals, Being, Benefits, Eating, Talking, Testing, Trying)

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Benefits, Cause, Legislation, Light, Will, Wrongs)

"There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

"Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens of what I've been able to do for my family, my word."
- Star Jones
(Related: Family, Benefits, Word)

"When we give a subsidy, the benefits to the public ought to exceed the benefits to the company. When it doesn't, that's our definition of corporate welfare."
- John Kasich
(Related: Benefits, Company, Corporate, Public, Welfare)

"The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Progress, Benefits, Obvious)

"While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Progress, Benefits, Meeting, Promise, Veterans)

"The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Care, Deep, Defense, Fight, Merit, Nation, Praise, Respect, Veterans)

"I am staunchly committed to ensuring the long-term solvency of Social Security and preserving full benefits for Americans who have spent their entire working lives contributing to this program."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Security)

"While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Women, America, Benefits, Democracy, Fact, Living, World)

"All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens."
- Steve King
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Duty, Nation, Security)

"As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Benefits, Doubt, Temperance, Training, World)

"Moreover, statistics can be deceiving: the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay."
- David Korten
(Related: Growth, Benefits, Jobs, Statistics)

"But some one will say that this supreme Being, who made all things, and those also who conferred on men particular benefits, are entitled to their respective worship."
- Lactantius
(Related: Men, Being, Benefits, Will, Worship)

"Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Benefits, Congress, Nothing, Veterans)

"If leaders in the space program had at its beginning in the 1940s, pointed out the benefits to people on earth rather than emphasizing the search for proof of evolution in space, the program would have saved $100 billion in tax money and achieved greater results."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Money, People, Beginning, Benefits, Earth, Evolution, Tax, Leaders, Proof, Results, Space)

"Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Benefits, Mankind, Scientists)

"As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force, I am working to make sure our border crossings are ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Benefits, Force, Games, State, Will)

"Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration will be legally and financially unable to pay full promised benefits within a generation."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Benefits, Reform, Security, Will)

"We hope that this honor you have done us will bring the time of further realization of these benefits closer and will help all mankind to live better and be happier through the atom and isotopes."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Time, Hope, Benefits, Help, Honor, Mankind, Will)

"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Education, People, Development, Decision, Growth, Benefits, Responsibility, Rules, states)

"Nonetheless, the developing countries must be able to reap the benefits of international trade."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Benefits, Countries, Trade)

"With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Benefits, President, Television)

"The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Benefits, Energy, Water)

"Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Benefits, Healthcare, Heroes, Nation, Veterans)

"Whatever I have not yet learned to tolerate in myself inevitably will appear in my children. In this way, they, like Julia, guide me to a new level of self-awareness and everyone benefits."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Benefits, Children, Self, Will)

"A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform."
- Russell B. Long
(Related: Benefits, Tax, Reform)

"Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Benefits, Devotion, Enemies, Enemy, Intention, Man, Will)

"Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Environmental, Performance, Benefits, Country, Energy, Independence, Key)

"Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Benefits, Globalization, Income, Reform, Trade, Workers)

"Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Benefits, Taste, Will)

"Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Benefits, May)

"The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Character, Benefits, Journey, Moments)

"The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Money, People, Benefits, Economy)

"Only a few act - the rest of us reap the benefits of their risk."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Act, Benefits, Rest, Risk)

"Material goods consist of useful material things, and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things, or to receive them at a future time."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Time, Benefits, Future, Rights)

"I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Being, Benefits)

"The vicious circle has been shattered. Canadians now enjoy the benefits of the virtuous circle."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Benefits, Now)

"More young people believe they'll see a U.F.O. than that they'll see their own Social Security benefits."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: People, Benefits, Security)

"The dependence of one people upon another, even for the benefits of legislation, is the deepest source of national weakness."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: People, Benefits, Dependence, Legislation, Weakness)

"The new technologies that we see coming will have major benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Benefits, Suffering, Will)

"We are beginning to see the benefits of global consolidation."
- Lakshmi Mittal
(Related: Beginning, Benefits)

"America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: America, Benefits, Corporate, Democracy, Tax, Now, Tax cuts)

"A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052, and 80 percent after that."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Benefits, June, Office, Will)

"The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Burden, Tax)

"We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Generations, Security)

"More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety net programs to make sure they are poised to catch the families before they fall even more, especially in the areas of unemployment benefits, child care assistance, and foster care."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Benefits, Care, Safety, Unemployment)

"Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Benefits, Cities, Trees)

"We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Power, Quality, Country, Energy, Needs, Plants)

"This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Development, Growth, Wealth, Benefits, Favors, Open, Trade, Will)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach."
- Roger von Oech
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Failure, Benefits, First)

"Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Marriage, Sympathy, Benefits, Divorce, Friends, May)

"To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Men, Women, Benefits, Honor, Military, Promise, Today, Veterans)

"I have fought to protect those benefits that ensure better salaries for teachers across the Nation such as grants to pay off student loans and funding for Teach for America. Still, we must all do more to show our continued appreciation for our Nation's leading role models."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: America, Appreciation, Benefits, Leading, Nation, Teachers)

"I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: American, Benefits, Jobs, Legislation, Support, Will)

"Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Payne
(Related: Benefits, Fatigue, Nation, Want)

"Social Security has never failed to pay promised benefits, and Democrats will fight to make sure that Republicans do not turn a guaranteed benefit into a guaranteed gamble."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Benefits, Democrats, Fight, Republicans, Security, Will)

"Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them."
- Ellis Peters
(Related: Benefits, Nothing, Sense)

"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."
- Plutarch
(Related: People, Benefits)

"Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Gods, Benefits, Public, Writers)

"What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Benefits, Consequences, Potential)

"And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Life, Quality, Benefits, Open)

"I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: History, Technology, Benefits, First, Revolution, Potential, Public, Running)

"We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive screening and diabetes testing. We kept that promise."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Benefits, Promise, Testing)

"We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Benefits, Prosperity, Rest, Security, Stability, World)

"Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Growth, Benefits, Globalization, Support)

"People think that child-support enforcement benefits children, but it doesn't."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: People, Benefits, Children)

"Don't say it's because of benefits, because our benefits are good."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Benefits)

"We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Health, Life, Money, Friend, Being, Benefits, Earth, Freedom, Obligation, Reason)

"Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures."
- Seneca
(Related: Friendship, Love, Benefits)

"Indeed, I think most Americans now know that in 1935 when Social Security was created, there were some 42 Americans working for every American collecting retirement benefits."
- John Shadegg
(Related: American, Americans, Benefits, Now, Retirement, Security)

"The good news is, Americans know firsthand the benefits of a free market - more choices, lower prices, higher quality - and there is no reason why we cannot help them see these same benefits in health care."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Health, Quality, Americans, Benefits, Care, Choices, Help, News, Reason)

"Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise, that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Benefits, Elderly, First, Tax, Germany, Retirement, Security, Workers)

"That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Benefits, Man, Memory, Old)

"As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work, I'm enjoying my running more and more."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Work, Benefits, Gain, Running)

"There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Time, Work, Benefits, Debate, Tax, Reform, Retirement, Security)

"Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Time, Baby, Benefits, Security, Today, Will)

"Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade - and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity."
- George Soros
(Related: Legal, Benefits, Trade)

"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Benefits, Humanity, Right, Skill)

"The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Benefits, Class, Labor)

"Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Benefits, Future, Generations, Retirement, Security)

"The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: God, People, Benefits, Value)

"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Being, Benefits, Duty, World)

"The benefits of science are not to be reckoned only in terms of the physical."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Science, Benefits)

"And as we continue to improve our understanding of the basic science on which applications increasingly depend, material benefits of this and other kinds are secured for the future."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Science, Benefits, Future, Understanding)

"Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely."
- James Taylor
(Related: Benefits, Energy)

"I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?"
- John Templeton
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Benefits, Will)

"History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: History, Work, America, Benefits, Will)

"Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation's seniors. We're not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: America, Benefits, Congress, Nation, Result, Treatment)

"The casinos brought lots of revenue and jobs to our community. We've seen lots of benefits from those tax dollars."
- Tina Thompson
(Related: Benefits, Community, Tax, Jobs)

"We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce."
- John Thune
(Related: Benefits, Security, Solution, Today)

"Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties."
- John Turner
(Related: Benefits, Law, Poor)

"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Act, Benefits, Harm, Heaven)

"Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Benefits, Potential, Will, Writing)

"The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Success, Benefits)

"The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Benefits, Poor, World)

"There's a real danger in doing a sequel. There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute. Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Benefits, Danger)

"Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system, not one person is actually guaranteed benefits."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Benefits, Security)

"Looking long term, a stronger, wealthier, and more stable Central America next door benefits the United States' own safety, security, and economy."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: America, Benefits, Economy, Safety, Security, states, United)

"I do not believe that the Social Security system is in crisis. The Social Security Administration itself recently reported that the system is able to pay full benefits as they are defined today until at least 2042."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Benefits, Crisis, Security, Today)

"The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Society, People, Benefits, Chance, Will)

"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Business, People, Encouraging, Greatness, Benefits, Company)

"Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He's at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he's under suspension. This is not America."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Health, America, Benefits, Care, Risk, Talk, Talking, Want)

"There are many benefits to this process of listening. The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to. Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more attentive to others if they have attended to us."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: People, Benefits, First, Listening)

"Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Health, Benefits, Care, Economy, Tax, Name, Unemployment, Welfare)

"In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: America, Benefits)

"In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed, I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries will be patronized throughout our country."
- Emma Willard
(Related: Benefits, Country, Will)

"Patients describing the benefits of prayer often talk about how it provides a sense of well being."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Being, Benefits, Prayer, Sense, Talk)

"And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)

"If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Sex, Benefits, Country, Fighting, Instinct, Will)

"Well, I think the camera freedom is something that we've resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch. But it has some huge benefits."
- Will Wright
(Related: Time, Benefits, Freedom)

"Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating."
- John Yoo
(Related: Benefits, Example, Name, Rank)

"I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near got thrown out of college. But I can show you where the greatest advancement of mankind comes under stress and strain, not comfort."
- Don Young
(Related: War, Benefits, College, Comfort, Mankind, Stress)

"These days, government employees are better off in almost every area: pay, benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours. They can thrive even in a down economy."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Government, Time, Benefits, Economy, Employees, Security)

"Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in government if there are two Americas, in which the private sector's work subsidizes the disproportionate benefits of this new public sector elite."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Faith, Government, Work, Americans, Benefits, Public)