Quotes and Sayings about Burden
"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Positive, Burden)
"No other country in the world gives protection like that, but it is not absolute protection. People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits, and in those cases I think they ought to win."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, Burden, Country, Protection, World)
"If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation."
- John Acton
(Related: Knowledge, Burden, Past)
"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."
- Lord Acton
(Related: History, Soul, Burden, Memory)
"The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Burden, Credit, Name)
"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)
"If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or your country with them."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Love, God, Burden, Children, Country)
"To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Burden, states, United)
"When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me, and the realization of what I had done. And it led me then to make the further step, a change of loyalties."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Change, Money, Burden)
"Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment processes in place but the point is that you'll actually make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's decent burden sharing along the way. If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance."
- John Anderson
(Related: Work, Burden, Sharing)
"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Burden, Future, Past, Prejudice, Present)
"Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Burden, Folly, Future, Humanity, Stars, Superstition)
"By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Home, Encouraging, Burden, Welfare, Will, Workers)
"Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Burden, Injustice)
"If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided."
- Edmund Barton
(Related: Education, Burden, Duty, State, Taxation)
"The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Men, Being)
"I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)
"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed."
- Peter S. Beagle
(Related: Greatness, Heroes)
"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget."
- John Berger
(Related: God, Burden, Forget, Memory, Order)
"The natural movement of one's soul is upwards. But just as any object is dragged down when a heavy weight is tied to it, the burden of the body drags down the soul."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Soul, Body, Burden, Weight)
"In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)
"The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program. If a community really feels that the building insurance requirements are too burdensome, they don't have to participate."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Building, Community)
"Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Laws, Open)
"The dreadful burden of having nothing to do."
- Nicolas Boileau
(Related: Burden, Nothing)
"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)
"Respect the burden."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Burden, Respect)
"The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians... They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures in order to make possible progress on the roadmap."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Progress, Burden, Fight, Now, Order, Proof, Terrorism)
"Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)
"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Burden, Concern, Prayer)
"It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them."
- James Bovard
(Related: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)
"Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
"The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Burden, Energy, Help, Man, May)
"The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Music, Soul, Heart, Angels, Burden, Care, Christmas, Earth, Old, Song)
"There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Burden, Facts)
"The burden of disease falls on the poor."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Burden, Disease, Poor)
"This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a serious brake on the development efforts of many countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Development, Burden, Countries, Disease)
"The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Burden, Day, First, Guest)
"None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Life, Nothing)
"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)
"Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions."
- Benjamin Cardozo
"It is entirely undemocratic to continue these burdens on the people for years and years after the requirements of protection have been met and the representatives of these industries have become incrusted with wealth."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: People, Wealth, Protection, Years)
"Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump. The double burden of these added expenses will be far too much for many families."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Energy, Feeling, Will)
"Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel."
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Related: Being, Burden, May)
"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Being, Burden, May)
"The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice."
- Susan Chira
(Related: Advice, Burden, Motherhood)
"If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)
"I feel sometimes that in children's books there are more and more grim problems, but I don't know that I want to burden third- and fourth-graders with them."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Books, Burden, Children, Problems, Want)
"I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)
"Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Age, Education, Mother, Father, Burden, Driving, Kids, Obligation, Religious)
"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)
"It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Men, Burden, Danger, Difficulty, Duty, Responsibility, Result, Support)
"The yoke you wear determines the burden you bear."
- Edwin Louis Cole
"Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Being, Books, Burden, Solitude, Support)
"Soaring prescription drug costs have placed a tremendous strain on family budgets. They have also imposed a heavy burden on employers - both public and private - who are struggling to provide affordable health insurance coverage to their workers."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Family, Health, Budgets, Burden, Public, Workers)
"Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn't have to be burdened with picking individual stocks."
- Scott Cook
"Well, where is the money? Show me the money? Our allies have put up a few billion dollars, but the American taxpayer has been required to shoulder the burden of this war."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Money, American, Burden)
"The perverse presumption that places the burden of proof on the challenger of spending must be inverted, back to the rule that applies elsewhere in life: 'Prove to me why we should.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Burden, Proof)
"Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Burden, Tax, Sales)
"People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It's a burden."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: People, Burden)
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Burden, World)
"Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Gratitude, Burden)
"Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret."
- Marlene Dietrich
"If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Burden, Economy, Nothing, Will)
"Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Being, Burden)
"I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love."
- Edward VIII
(Related: Love, Burden, Help, Responsibility, Support, Woman)
"So many of us had hoped that the civil system might be an alternative for some women, where the burdens were a little bit less, and cases might be easier to prove."
- Susan Estrich
"Women are not required in general to be named in rape cases because of the stigmas that go with being a rape complainant, and frankly, special burdens that rape complainants often face."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Women, Being)
"Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Art, Burden, Glory, Poison)
"Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for the elderly and persons with disabilities that they will not be alone when confronted with the full burden of their health care costs."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Elderly, Will)
"Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Religion, Burden, Weight)
"Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)
"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Education, Goal, Burden, Conviction, Pursuit, School, Will)
"The winds that blow our billions away return burdened with themes of scorn and dispraise."
- Garet Garrett
"One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Men, Women, Burden, Falsehood)
"We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Burden, Commitment, Conservation, Country, Electricity, Energy, Oil)
"While there are many influences on gas prices in America, I believe the passage of a national energy bill will help relieve this burden on our country."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: America, Burden, Country, Energy, Help, Will)
"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Love, Burden, Solitude, Weight, World)
"How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering."
- Julius Gordon
(Related: People, Maturity, Sensitivity, Suffering)
"Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Time, Work, Ideas, Hard work, Thinking)
"We finally sat down and asked ourselves how much of our lives we wanted to give everybody. We had just given a little too much, and it started to become a burden."
- Brian Austin Green
"Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence, we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Burden, Credibility, Facts, First, Lies)
"Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Burden, Law, Party)
"Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Economy)
"What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Burden, Loneliness)
"One way we gave small businesses more money to invest was by extending tax provisions on expensing. This allows businesses to immediately write off things like equipment, without being burdened by depreciation requirements."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Money, Being, Tax)
"It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Family, Work, Burden, Disability, Disease, Kids)
"None knows the weight of another's burden."
- George Herbert
(Related: Burden, Weight)
"Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years was a considerable burden on Japan's national power and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific."
- Tojo Hideki
(Related: Peace, Power, War, Burden, Years)
"I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens."
- Joseph Hume
"Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Men, War, Development, Progress, Financial, Burden, Economy, Enemy, Nation, Nothing, Road)
"Plus, 40% of our debt is owned by foreign interest. I can't support a plan that passes along cost burden to our children and makes us more reliant on foreign dollars."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Burden, Children, Debt, Interest, Support)
"Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Power, Affection, Motives, Public, Support, Taxation)
"The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Burden, Collaboration, Fact, World)
"Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America is capable of great things and its people could and would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Life, People, America, Taxation)
"When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Money, Time, Life)
"To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart."
- Brian Jones
(Related: Death, Son, Heart, Burden, Circumstances)
"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)
"There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence."
- Donald Justice
(Related: Burden, Harm, Land, Silence)
"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)
"Competition in armament, both land and naval, is not only a terrible burden upon the people, but I believe it to be one of the greatest menaces to the peace of the world."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Burden, Competition, Land, World)
"Every burden is a blessing."
- Walt Kelly
"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Love, Strength, Burden, Impossibility, Nothing, Trouble)
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Success, Friend, Survival, Burden, Hardship, Liberty, Nation, Support, Wishes)
"Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Islam, Beginning, Force, Historians, Now)
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Burden, Hate)
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Burden, Hate)
"We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Bible, Burden, Opium)
"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)
"Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: History, Burden, Expectations)
"While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Being, Burden, Children, Responsibility, Right)
"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Leadership, Character, Effort, Self)
"Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Burden, Now, Obvious)
"If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Creativity, Rights, Internet, Sound)
"Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation."
- Daniel Day Lewis
(Related: Time, Being, Burden, Film, First, Innocence)
"Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Burden, Grief)
"The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Society, Family, Patience, Practice)
"The Kurt thing has burdened me so much."
- Courtney Love
"The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Burden, Possession, Satan, Will, Wishes)
"War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, War, People, Authority, Support)
"Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations."
- James Madison
(Related: Burden, Generations)
"The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: People, Burden, Originality, Want)
"I received my money from the treasury, I used to very early to go the clubs, but when the burden of looking after my children came upon me I tried to live a quite life, and save as much as I could."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Money, Life, Burden, Children)
"It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Government, Leadership, Time, Burden, Obedience)
"When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Time, Progress, Burden, Journey, May, Obstacles, Right, Road)
"Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world."
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Burden, Weight, World)
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Age, Burden, Memories, Old)
"Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create."
- David McCallum
(Related: Fear, Conformity, Energy)
"Please believe that I do this because I am convinced that my illness cannot be helped for any length of time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Time, Burden, Illness)
"Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself."
- Patrick McGoohan
(Related: Answers, Burden, Prison, Questions)
"The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Iraq)
"I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Government, American, Class, Giving, Middle class, Poor, Want)
"America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: War, America, Burden, Diplomacy, Iraq, Responsibility)
"It is no secret that our tax code is drastically outdated and burdensome to all Americans. Fortunately, more and more people are aware daily of the inequities that arise from things such as the estate tax, and it has come to the forefront of Congress' agenda."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: People, Americans, Congress, Tax)
"The burden of the past is only, I think, oppressive when you've got to go on the experience of the avant garde."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Experience, Burden, Past)
"Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Burden, Freedom, Reputation)
"The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Idea, Burden, Class, Tax, Party, Rhetoric, Support, Tax cuts)
"OFSTED has made large cuts in the paperwork which schools are asked to provide and further steps to reduce the bureaucratic burden will be introduced in September."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Burden, Schools, Will)
"The collective conscience of a hundred musicians is no light burden. Think for a moment of what it would mean to a pianist if by some miracle every key of his instrument should suddenly become a living thing."
- Charles Munch
(Related: Burden, Conscience, Key, Light, Living, Musicians)
"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)
"People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes."
- Richard Neal
(Related: People, Burden, Tax, Investment, Potential, Taxes)
"San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Health, Workers)
"We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it."
- John Newton
(Related: Burden, Day, Today, Will, Yesterday)
"I saw him... at peace in my armchair. I remember wishing he could stay in peace like that forever. I had a feeling of easing his burden with my strength."
- Dennis Nilsen
(Related: Peace, Strength, Burden, Feeling, Wishing)
"The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Idea, Artist, Burden, Feeling, Mind)
"It puts the provider in a situation of looking for ways to have someone else pick up a piece of the cost. As a result, every customer who has insurance ends up paying a 'hidden premium.' It simply adds to the health care cost burden."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Customer, Result)
"I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Burden, Writing)
"The burden which is well borne becomes light."
(Related: Burden, Light)
"A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame."
- Jane Pauley
(Related: Being, Burden, Secrecy, Shame)
"Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Burden, Sorrow)
"There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen."
(Related: Burden, Pen)
"Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Care, Freedom, Living, Possessions, Simplicity)
"No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days."
- Max Planck
(Related: Burden, Man)
"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
(Related: Age, Nature, Burden, Pressure, Will, Youth)
"Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit."
- William Pollard
(Related: People, Decision, Burden, Information, Learning, Right)
"Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, College, Debt, Law, Medicine, Schools, Students, Teaching)
"Being Elvis Presley's daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It's been a constant burden in my life."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Life, Daughter, Being, Burden, Pressure)
"We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Time, Constitution, Laws, Lawyers, May)
"It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens which armaments place on the economic, social, and intellectual resources of a nation, as well as on its budget and taxes."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Nation, Taxes, Will)
"True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Patriotism, America, Burden)
"We want to live at any price; so we cannot burden ourselves with feelings which, though they might be ornamental enough in peace-time, would be out of place here."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: Peace, Feelings, Burden, Want)
"I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden."
- Ruth Rendell
(Related: Burden, Want)
"If it is a relief to take your clothes off at night, be sure that something is wrong. Clothes should not be a burden. They should be a comfort and a protection."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Burden, Clothes, Comfort, Night, Protection, Wrong)
"Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens."
- J. M. Roberts
"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
(Related: Burden, Pregnancy, Zone)
"Most of us feel overburdened by information, although I would say the overloaded feeling comes more from coordinating all of the information and responding to it."
- David Rose
(Related: Feeling, Information)
"Much is said about the burdens and responsibilities of married men. Responsibilities indeed there are, if they but felt them: but as to burdens what are they?"
- Ernestine Rose
"Why isn't it natural for people who have lived and worked at something to want to use the knowledge and capacity in a new way, free from the burden of making a living?"
- James Rouse
(Related: People, Knowledge, Burden, Living, Want)
"All communities have a right to clean water. The taxpayers of Pueblo should not have to carry the burden of the clean up cost simply because they live downstream."
- John Salazar
(Related: Burden, Right, Water)
"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)
"Reducing the tax burden is necessary to produce economic growth."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Growth, Burden, Tax)
"My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created."
- Michael Schumacher
(Related: Life, Possibility, Burden, Fame, Kids, Will)
"Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Burden, Feet)
"But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Financial, Care, Comfort, Soldiers, Wishing)
"The United States has the burden to lead for peace. And not just peace - we need peace with justice, a much harder goal."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Peace, Goal, Burden, Justice, states, United)
"People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them."
- George Bernard Shaw
"I did all the work at the beginning up until the point where I couldn't handle the increasingly heavy art production burden alone. I needed, and got, assistance."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Art, Work, Beginning, Burden, Production)
"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened."
- Philip Sidney
(Related: Nature, Heart)
"For small businesses, regulatory burdens can be overwhelming."
- Michael K. Simpson
"That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Business, America, Bureaucracy, Congress)
"Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Actions, Burden, Congress, Tax)
"In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease, Help, Research, Suffering)
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Hope, Burden, Journey, Shadow, Sun)
"Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects."
- Ed Smith
(Related: War, Burden, Constitution, End, Expectations, Reality)
"An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artist, Artists, May)
"What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that's wrong."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Democracy, Law, Right, Today, Vote, Wrong)
"Our country, the United States of America, may be the world's largest economy and the world's only superpower, but we stretch ourselves dangerously thin by taking on commitments like Iraq with only a motley band of allies to share the burden."
- John Spratt
(Related: America, Burden, Country, Economy, Iraq, May, states, United, World)
"I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Government, Society, Women, Independence, Rights)
"Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Nature, Gratitude, Burden)
"It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Society, Class, Extreme, Force, Middle class)
"I really can't hate more than 5 or 10 years. Wouldn't it be terrible to be always burdened with those primary emotions you had at one time?"
- Han Suyin
(Related: Time, Emotions, Hate, Years)
"The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Burden, Self)
"Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Burden, Culture, Responsibility, Writers)
"As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those who contribute more than they take from society."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Money, Society, Financial, Burden, Elderly, Pressure, Security, Will)
"Life is like unto a long journey with a heavy burden."
- Ieyasu Tokugawa
(Related: Life, Burden, Journey)
"You are part of that horrid expression, the best and the brightest. It can be a terrible burden if you let it be, but it is the great challenge of your time. And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Time, Being, Burden, Challenge, Expression)
"The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author."
- Scott Turow
(Related: Burden, Proof)
"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Money, Longevity, Soldiers)
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."
(Related: Burden, Famous, Name)
"At one time Tribune Syndicate emptied out their storeroom. They put tables full of original cartoons down in the lobby and said take one if you want one. The comics were simply a burden to them."
- Mort Walker
(Related: Time, Burden, Cartoons, Want)
"And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Purpose, Nation, Taxes)
"One of the advantages of appearing in such a play is that you begin to understand it properly, I feel Ophelia's tragedy was that she had been so used by everybody and felt that she bore a great burden of guilt."
- Lalla Ward
(Related: Burden, Guilt, Play, Tragedy)
"As they work hard for our children, America's teachers often reach into their own pockets to make sure they have the best classroom supplies. I feel strongly that the federal government should help make up for their personal financial burden."
- John Warner
(Related: Government, Work, Financial, America, Burden, Children, Classroom, Help, Teachers)
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
- George Washington
(Related: History, Men, Women, Patience)
"God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight."
- Reggie White
(Related: God, Burden, Weight)
"If someone wants to give you, like, $100 million, it's hard to say no. But I don't want to accept that kind of money right now. I'd feel burdened by it."
- Michelle Wie
(Related: Money, Now, Right, Want)
"Many of those who once were so passionately in love with Christ now run about pursuing their own interests. They're burdened down with stress and problems, chasing after riches and the things of this world."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Love, Christ, Now, Problems, Stress, World)
"Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Faith, Money, Burden, Gifts)
"I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me."
- Oprah Winfrey
"It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you."
- Bobby Womack
(Related: God, Soul, Burden, Help, Song, Will)
"There is fear as to whether Japan, reduced to such a predicament, could ever manage to pay reparations to certain designated Allied Powers without shifting the burden upon the other Allied Powers."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Fear, Burden)
"We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Burden, Commerce, Countries, Nation, Prosperity, Trade, World)
"Gratitude isn't a burdening emotion."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Gratitude, Emotion)
"For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Capitalism, Class, Tyranny, Weight, Workers)