Quotes and Sayings about Mission



"Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Editors, Feet, Open)

"I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Success, Importance, Mission, Press)

"Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Failure, Diplomacy, Public)

"We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions, which indicated the two forces were very close to each other. We found out later that we were moving in opposite directions and passed each other by 32 miles."
- Jack Adams
"Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack."
- Jack Adams
(Related: Force, Islands, Mission, Sea)

"I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941."
- Jack Adams
(Related: June, Navy, Parents)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Time, Action, Enemies)

"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

"The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

"An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Confusion)

"I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

"Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Christ, Nations, Spirit, World)

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

"I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Identity, Mission, Photography, Sense)

"For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

"I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Nature, Impression, Mission, Will)

"The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

"Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Peace, African, Leaders, Troops)

"In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Religion, Life, Awareness, Dignity, Mission, Nations, Race, United, Will)

"Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Society, Adolescence, Maturity)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

"It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Idea, Crime, Help)

"We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up."
- Julian Assange
(Related: People, Acting, Mission)

"As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Successful, Ability, Publishing)

"I think Poe had a mission to tell us what it's all about. To answer some of the great questions of life."
- John Astin
(Related: Life, Mission, Questions)

"All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Work, Idea, Act, Artist, Sense, Will)

"Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Forgiveness, Being)

"If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Earth, Mission)

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Earth, Mission)

"Then Mission Impossible brought me to Australia and that was great because I fell in love."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Love, Mission)

"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

"When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen."
- James Baker
(Related: Energy, Excess, Saying)

"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Age, Love, Fashion)

"Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

"Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Experience, Values, Mission)

"If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Safety, Water)

"I have been told by a member of the board of one of Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission of mine once caused a great deal of controversy."
- John Barton
(Related: Canada, Controversy, Literary)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche."
- Beck
(Related: Mission)

"In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Equality, Education, Health, Values, Children, Corporate, Mission, Protection, World)

"There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author's permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: First, May, Public, Reading, Saying)

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Being, Nothing, Popularity, World)

"You find out your mistakes from an audience that pays admission."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Mistakes)

"Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Financial, Growth, Americans, Congress, Mission, Stability)

"I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Autobiography)

"So basically the understanding on these so-called reissues is that they were done behind my back, without my permission, and the band informed me that I would no longer be paid on them at all."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Understanding)

"Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Attention, Elections, School)

"All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I've not seen a dime at this point, either."
- Jello Biafra
"If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Power, Electricity, states, United)

"If we don't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Dependence, Energy, Risk)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: People, Fear, Temptation)

"I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Work, Determination, Country, Future, Mission, Support, Want, Will)

"I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly."
- James W. Black
(Related: Corporate, Mission, Needs)

"We have to make it clear that one, two or even three BNP MEPs elected to Brussels will have very little effect on the workings of the Parliament and the Commission."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Effect, Parliament, Will)

"Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Press)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny."
- John Boehner
(Related: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

"Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested to President Johnson that there should be a commission."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: People, First, President)

"My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Actions, Brothers, Calculations, Country, Motives)

"The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Decisions)

"The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Leadership, Action, Disappointment, Nation, Security)

"In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Energy, Quantity, State)

"Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

"The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Change, People, Country, Mission, Order, Security, Workers)

"In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers... I think you would have a problem definitely."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Soldiers, states)

"In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: American, Electricity, Energy, Weapons)

"In some European theaters, it's still not uncommon to have a late start and three LONG intermissions, because people actually eat and drink and converse during the intermissions."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: People)

"Don't write the book you think publishers want to commission. Plenty of other writers will be doing the same thing."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Want, Will, Writers)

"We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

"Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them."
- Jerome S. Bruner
(Related: Education, Culture, Will, World)

"A man with money is no match against a man on a mission."
- Doyle Brunson
(Related: Money, Man, Mission)

"We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Country, Heaven, Missionaries)

"There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Mission, Murder, Question)

"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Economy, Electricity, Energy, Help, Needs, Will)

"My son gave me the permission to accept my success."
- Gary Burghoff
(Related: Success, Son)

"You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Home, Time, Day, Mail)

"Congress must not do something just for the sake of doing something. We must carefully and thoughtfully consider the implications of any action and whether that action will help or hinder our ultimate mission of protecting U.S. citizens from terror."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Action, Congress, Help, Mission, Terror, Will)

"We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Light, Reality, State, Will)

"America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, America, Beliefs, Desire, Dignity, Rights, Man, Mission, Nation, Woman)

"America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, Security, Will)

"Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Faith, Science, Man, Mission, Privilege)

"A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Humor, Man, Sense, Will, Worth)

"Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Iraq, Mission, President, Vice)

"Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Faith, Trust, Dream, Courage, Will)

"In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Justice, Now, President, Trade)

"The U.N. can meet and discuss, but we don't need their permission."
- Andrew Card
"Rendezvous day is the third day of our mission, and that's a big day for us."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Day, Mission)

"In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission."
- George Carey
(Related: Time, Mission, Sense, Unity)

"The natural consequence of our submission, even in part, to the system that looks to compelling the export of raw products, the exhaustion of the land, the cheapening of labour, and the export of the labourer."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Exhaustion, Land)

"There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Destruction, Doubt, Israel, Mission, Weapons, World)

"The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)

"I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century."
- Alejo Carpentier
(Related: Music, Being, End, Popular, Result, World)

"We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Being, Poor, Preparation, Quantity)

"In the tail above the giant resonance, you can get not just one neutron emitted but two, three, four or five, and so there are a lot of things one can measure, looking at the competition with the emission of neutrons and protons and so on."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Competition, Measure)

"I stayed in submission to my husband, and he allowed me to do anything I wanted to. I felt like I was lucky to have that kind of romance."
- June Carter Cash
(Related: Romance, Husband)

"As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Character, Beginning, Rights, Human rights)

"I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission. I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Power, Growth, Civil rights)

"I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Work, America, Law)

"This ability to have reliable sources of energy and a reliable transmission of energy here in North America is critical for both of us and for Mexico as we want to keep our economies growing."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Ability, America, Energy, Want)

"Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Hope, Job, Worth)

"I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: First, Help, Mission, Waiting)

"Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Time, Idea, Congress, Extreme, Meeting)

"I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Countries, Oceans, states, Will, World)

"You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Legal, Language, Will)

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Denial, Silence)

"My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Time, Mission)

"He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table."
- Craig Claiborne
(Related: Home, Cooking)

"We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Health)

"We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Business, Doubt, Laws, Service, World)

"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

"It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Life, Science, Time, Mission, Research, Space, Want)

"I can't think of anything that's as exciting as I'm sure this mission will be, and actually being in space. But, we did some training as a crew together."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Being, Mission, Space, Training, Will)

"My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic. It will be placed on the fountain of my native town."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Will)

"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

"Hospice means end-of-life care. The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that you have six months or less to live."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Care, End, Months)

"In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Intelligence)

"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)

"Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Success, Work, Democrats, Effort, Expectation, Iraq, Mission, Troops, Will)

"I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Men, Money, Peace, Time, People, EnglFighting, Military, Taxation)

"As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable."
- Howard Coble
(Related: People, Commanders, Congress, Debate, Military, Mission, Now, Saying)

"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)

"I am going to get political on you. Because I am the most shallow person in the world, my mission is to see men's formal wear change a little bit. It is too rigid! Everybody looks like a penguin!"
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Change, Men, Mission, World)

"I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: People, Writing)

"The interval allowed was only five minutes, at the end of which I resumed the lecture; but so refreshing was the effects of the brief rest and, above all, the admission of pure air, that during the second hour the attention was as completely sustained as during the first."
- George Combe
(Related: Attention, End, First, Rest)

"They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense."
- George Combe
(Related: Wisdom, EnglForce, Nation, Nonsense, Visit)

"The methods that EPA introduced after 1970 to reduce air-pollutant emissions worked for a while, but over time have become progressively less effective."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Time)

"It is simply economically impossible to require controls that even approach zero emissions."
- Barry Commoner
"It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Music, Painting)

"I think that episode in the third season was great. I'm really glad that we did that. He got to sleep with Sydney and kill Evil Francie and go on a mission and pretend he's a rock star."
- Bradley Cooper
(Related: Evil, Mission, Sleep)

"I must say, to be very honest about it, that I held in my mind during the life of the Commission, that there had been three shots and that a separate shot struck Governor Connally."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Life, Mind)

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

"I think we have two very important missions in life. One is to find out who we really are and the other one is to taste as much of life and experience as much of life as we can."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Experience, Life, Taste)

"I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)

"Like, Mission Of Burma to me always sounded almost like they were part of the British Arty New Wave. I kind of like that. I like not being able to tell the difference."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Being, Difference, Mission)

"The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge's intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Court, Tomorrow, Will)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Mistake, Afghanistan, Events, Key, World, Writers)

"The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world, on their mission of good or of evil."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Evil, Mission, Words, World)

"These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves; we will not have them tampered with; respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Rights, Will)

"I still believe that the mission of Business 2.0 is very strong, very fundamental, and we're really at the beginning of where they're going to take us."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Beginning, Mission)

"Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Government, Money, Time, Growth, Energy, Years)

"They're the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and they will not do that. They will not pull the trigger."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Energy, Will)

"War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: War, Habits, May, Mission)

"It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Christianity, Culture, Mission, Race)

"We must recognize the fact that many Nazis, Marxists and Fascists believe passionately in their fundamental rightness, and allow nothing to hinder them from their goal in the pursuit of their mission."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Goal, Fact, Mission, Nothing, Pursuit)

"Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Being, Columbus, Court, Lesbian)

"Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Canada, Religious)

"Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Sex, Rights, Human rights, Public)

"Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Politics, Women, Children, Environment, Harm, Mercury, Public, Will)

"The Cowles Commission was the optimal environment for the type of research that I wanted to do."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Environment, Research)

"It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Care, Children, Mission, Treatment)

"He can't imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it."
- James Dickey
(Related: Mission, Result)

"I'm totally on a mission to find my signature scent, but I'm too mercurial."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Mission)

"The recent 'panic' to control greenhouse gas emissions and billions of dollars being dedicated for the task has me deeply concerned that US, and other countries are spending precious global funds to stop global warming, when it is primarily being driven by natural forcing mechanisms."
- Diane Douglas
(Related: Control, Being, Countries, Global warming)

"Going to the library was the one place we got to go without asking for permission. And they let us choose what we wanted to read. It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Feeling)

"Mission accomplished, we didn't have any problems as far as violence goes."
- Dr. Dre
(Related: Mission, Problems, Violence)

"Education is the transmission of civilization."
- Ariel Durant
(Related: Education, Civilization)

"Education is the transmission of civilization."
- Will Durant
(Related: Education, Civilization)

"Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Love, Truth, People, Learning, Lies, Mankind, Mission, Passion)

"Oh see, first off you gotta realize - everything for me is a reconstruction or deconstruction. I would actually say deconstruction. Mission: Impossible would be the exception. That would be a reconstruction- deconstruction."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: First)

"You know, I think I did originally have some sort of idea of maybe a Where Eagles Dare kind of mission against impossible odds, but it really sort of died before I had a chance to really go anywhere with it, and then just doing the book was out of the question."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Idea, Chance, Eagles, Mission, Question)

"Now on a personal level with things like the California Tax Commission... I really think if people started banding together and saying no to this it could snowball and that could really help."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: People, Tax, Help, Now, Saying)

"The Commission's findings underscore that the nation is still vulnerable to attack and that we must move more quickly to make us safer. We must take the Commission's work and use it to make certain that such horrific attacks never occur again."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Work, Nation)

"African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Experience, Time, African, American, Children, College, Cure, Years)

"Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Night, Nothing, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"I'm not saying that there's anything better than mated bliss at its best, but I'm saying that living alone is as good in its own way. But we haven't quite given ourselves permission to recognize that."
- Barbara Feldon
(Related: Living, Saying)

"Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: History, Answers)

"It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: History, Hope, Direction, Ignorance, Man, Uncertainty)

"Well, as far as I'm concerned, I'm not here to live a normal life. I'm sent here on a mission."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Life, Mission)

"People have the idea of missionaries as going out with the Bible and hitting natives with it. It's not really what they were doing. They were all doing something rather different."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, Idea, Bible, Missionaries)

"My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect."
- John Fisher
(Related: People, Dignity, Freedom, Gay, Lesbian, Mission, Respect, World)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

"I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Performance, Mission, Now)

"A Royal Commission is a broody hen sitting on a china egg."
- Michael Foot
"I believed that English-speaking people had a divine mission to civilize the world by making it western, democratic and Christian."
- Luke Ford
(Related: People, Christian, English, Mission, World)

"I still do not know where the notes will come from when I accept a commission for a new work."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Work, Will)

"From the Bush Administration to the 9-11 Commission, there is an urgent and universally recognized need to change the broken formula through which Homeland Security grant money currently is allocated to our first responders."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Change, Money, First, Formula, Security)

"I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Giving, Mission)

"There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding... But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Fear, Afghanistan, Country, Difference, Military, Mission, Security, Want)

"A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention, but will not achieve its submission."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Attention, May, Nation, Network, Pressure, Will)

"As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Development, Progress, Planning)

"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Fulfillment, Mission, Vocation)

"Once imbued with the idea of a mission, a great nation easily assumes that it has the means as well as the duty to do God's work."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Work, Idea, God, Duty, Mission, Nation)

"I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything. That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness."
- Rich Galen
(Related: Weakness)

"A woman's beauty is one of her great missions."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Beauty, Woman)

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Hurt)

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, History, Body, Mission, Spirits)

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Heart, Longing, Prayer, Weakness, Words)

"I like the fact that Jack is always wearing a tie except when he's on a mission. I do like it when I get out there and dress up, or dress down, a little bit."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Dress, Fact, Mission)

"The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Blood, May, Sin, Slavery)

"Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Deep, Obvious)

"It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Assassination, Mystery)

"Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit."
- George III
(Related: Mother, Americans, Country, Will)

"I think some people are on a mission to die, and I never was."
- Balthazar Getty
(Related: People, Mission)

"Make your life a mission - not an intermission."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Life, Mission)

"For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Inspiration, Artists, Song, Waiting, Years)

"It is a very busy mission: every day has some major goals that we have to get through, but my experience before has been that at least in the evening, you kind of take a deep breath and look around where you are and have some downtime."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Experience, Goals, Day, Deep, Evening)

"It's really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we'll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Time, Challenge, Mission)

"I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to... a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence."
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Europe, Influence, Question, Solution)

"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Mission)

"It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Children, Rights, Limits, Woman)

"The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Power, Blind, Doctrine, Obedience, Republicans)

"During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Company, Mission, Obvious)

"I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family, nor led them to believe in any way that we were going on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Family, Mission, State)

"Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Mission, Sense, Vulnerability)

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

"And then I graduate two years later, in 1998, with my class. And, since then I've been here in Houston for training basically. And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Class, Houston, Mission, Training, Years)

"I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: American, Culture, Literary, Living, Poets, Teaching, Wonder, Writing)

"So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Invention, Key, Mission, Pride)

"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Creativity, Mission)

"Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases. The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions."
- James Hansen
(Related: Growth)

"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Society, Existence, Fact, Rights, Human rights)

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: God, Americans, Police, World)

"CRATEL is a center with a two-fold mission - to explore technology as an expressive element and to use technology to bridge gaps between diverse groups of people."
- John Harrison
(Related: Technology, People, Mission)

"Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, Risk, Security)

"I think people are entitled to march without a permit. When you have a few hundred thousand people on the street you have permission."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: People, March)

"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Want)

"The thing I hate most in acting is asking permission to do things. What you really want to do is say, 'This is my need; this is what's going to get me further; this is what's going to be alive. I don't ever say, 'Do you mind if...?' I just come in and do it."
- Lance Henriksen
(Related: Acting, Hate, Mind, Want)

"Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Government, Liberalism, Protest, Trifles)

"Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Being, Country, Hate, Humanity, Mission, Nations, Nothing, United)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Film, Theatre, Worth)

"It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Awareness, Destiny, Feeling, Mission, Nation)

"Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Content, Information)

"The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Act, Europe, Help, Magic, Mission, Sense)

"That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Beginning, Being, End, Fact, Fiction, Living)

"In 1997, the National Bankruptcy Review Commission recommended that chapter 12 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the chapter that contains bankruptcy protection for family farmers, be made permanent."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Family, Protection)

"Remember Star Trek? They're on this huge ship and they've got all these people, right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some mission and one of them gets killed."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: People, Mission, Right)

"It's actually very freeing to be given permission as an artist to let that ride and to really let it ride, to actually experience it and bring it out of you. It's been uncomfortable and it's freeing at the same time."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Experience, Time, Artist)

"After my grandfather's plane took enemy fire, he was denied permission to land at the first available airstrip. In that classic British bureaucratic way, they said he had to go back to your own airbase in the Midlands. They crashed between the coast and the airfield."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Enemy, Fire, First, Land)

"If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."
- Grace Hopper
(Related: Idea)

"It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission."
- Grace Hopper
(Related: Forgiveness)

"The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Now)

"The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: People, Competence, Countries, Credibility, Integrity)

"Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."
- Sam Houston
(Related: May, Oppression)

"I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And it's almost like, as Yogi Berra said, 'deja vu all over again.'"
- Bobby Hull
(Related: People, First)

"A church of dialogue in the contemporary world... a church, taking on the mission of Jesus, which is in the world not to judge humanity, but to love it and to save it."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Love, Church, Humanity, Mission, World)

"The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her."
- William Morris Hunt
(Related: Art, Nature, Mission)

"We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Forget, Rights, Mission)

"That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Christianity, Man, Mission, Psychology)

"I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Empowerment, Ending, Girls, Mission, Racism, Want)

"My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: War, People, Country, Democracy, Fighting, Terror)

"The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Ability, Challenge, Perspective, Will)

"HUD's mission is to provide decency and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people in this country."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: People, Country, Decency, Income, Mission)

"Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Americans, Mission)

"The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction."
- Sheldon Jackson
(Related: Mission)

"Sometimes I have to accept a job I don't really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it's all competitions these days."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Job, Want)

"So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that's what I started to do."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Music, Buddhist)

"The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Children, Commerce, Exercise)

"Our mission for younger people is to do our best to make exercise cool, hip - the thing to do."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: People, Exercise, Mission)

"It wasn't a mission to be a rock star. It wasn't a mission of mine to even be a movie star. I just intended to be a good actor."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Actor, Mission)

"Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Friendship, Love, Absence, May)

"I think the Commissioner is taking the steps necessary to give the game back to the players and the fans and hopefully take the league to the next level."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: Fans)

"Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Power, God, Being, Prayer, Sense, Spiritual, World)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"I've learned lately that no one is going to hand me a permission slip and tell me to take time out for me."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Time)

"The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Europe, May, Nothing, Poor, Spiritual)

"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Goal, Devotion, Mission, Succeed)

"I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Innovation, Invention)

"I thought that that mission and the mission of taking care of those soldiers were my priorities, and I stand by the same today. There wasn't a lot of support for those soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Thought, Care, Mission, Priorities, Soldiers, Support, Today)

"The mission statement was ordered, and it sent the 800th MP Brigade, effective the first of July, up to Baghdad. I joined my brigade to take command at the end of June."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: End, First, July, June, Mission)

"There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission - prisoner-of-war operations - was finished."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Home, Military, Mission, Police, Soldiers)

"Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia's participation in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Peace, Afghanistan, Mission, Participation)

"There's a lot of interest there in the missions that I fly on and the ones my brother's involved with."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Brother, Interest)

"I think I was very interested in the space program as a kid, watching the first Apollo missions to the moon, and it's something I thought that would be a lot of, of fun and exciting and a very worthwhile job."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Thought, First, Fun, Job, Moon, Space)

"The first two missions have some test objectives, some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop on orbit to possibly be used on later flights."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: First, Objectives)

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Surrender)

"The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Present, Surrender)

"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Government)

"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Habit, Night, President, Promise, Saying)

"Unquestionably, the mission in Iraq has become more dangerous and difficult."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Iraq, Mission)

"We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Men, Women, People, Chance, Future, Military)

"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)

"Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Success)

"The SSRC committee turned attention from team research for building a model of the United States to doing one for world trade in order to investigate the international transmission mechanism."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Attention, Building, Committee, Order, Research, states, Trade, United, World)

"I'm not really on a mission to tell anybody anything. I'd rather be figured out."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Mission)

"The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Attention, Culture, Mission, Press)

"Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: American, Mission, Order, Poor, Value)

"When under attack, no country is obligated to collect permission slips from allies to strike back."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Country)

"Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Wife, Colors, Day, Duty, Order, Years)

"We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Communication, Man, May)

"I commissioned this artist to make these silver tomahawks by hand. Larry Sellers, who plays Cloud Dancing on the show, blessed and cleansed them and all."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Artist, Dancing)

"On the first season of our show, I commissioned a Native American artist to make up, 'cause I'm known for the tomahawk, besides the hair and the leather outfit and the whole thing."
- Joe Lando
(Related: American, Artist, First, Hair)

"Of course, screening for HIV did essentially eliminate the transmission of this virus by transfusions."
- Serge Lang
"I'm not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I've done it's pretty obvious I'm not going to make a 'Mission: Impossible.'"
- Jude Law
(Related: Work, Actors, Body, Obvious, Pretty)

"The transmission systems are still regulated."
- Kenneth Lay
"I am not interested in releasing best of stuff and I have not given my permission. You release best of packages when you're a has-been and have nothing new to offer."
- Amanda Lear
(Related: Nothing)

"You basically have a group of four spies who are chosen for a mission they feel for the fact of how competent they are and how their expertise and they're the right one for the job. But ultimately they find out they've been actually chosen for their incompetence."
- Matt LeBlanc
(Related: Expertise, Fact, Incompetence, Job, Mission, Right)

"Many of us in Congress have been calling on the Administration to articulate a bold mission for NASA. It seems that the President is answering that call. I wholeheartedly support his vision for going back to the moon, and from there to worlds beyond."
- Sheila Jackson Lee
(Related: Vision, Congress, Mission, Moon, President, Support)

"The mission proper to the Church is that of proclaiming the Gospel."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Church, Mission)

"Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care."
- Shane Leslie
(Related: Government, People, America, Body, Boston, Care, Fight, Meaning, Mission, President, Speech)

"Also, since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Work, Idea, Ideas, Being)

"You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Will)

"I believe God rules all by his divine providence and that the stars by his permission are instruments."
- William Lilly
(Related: God, Providence, Rules, Stars)

"So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Capitalism, Country, Liberty, Mission, Nation, Reform, Saying, Succeed, Want)

"To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Love, Logic, Mission, Needs, Value)

"The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative."
- John Linder
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Oil, Reform, Scandal, Years)

"My parents were missionaries - I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Brazil, Missionaries, Parents, states)

"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)

"The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Car, Development, Energy, Example, Independence, Help, Will)

"There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Pride, Sin, Temptation)

"I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Life, Desire)

"I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes."
- Marie Louise
(Related: Admiration, Blind, Mistakes, Past, Will)

"I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Music, Mission, Play, Trying)

"To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life."
- Henry R. Luce
(Related: Life, Mission, Now)

"Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Opportunity, America, Students, World)

"All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Battle, Film)

"The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Acceptance, First, Kindness)

"Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Power, Goal, Danger, Destruction, Mission, Night)

"The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change."
- Connie Mack
(Related: Change, Faith, Entertainment, Old, Public, Will, Years)

"The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think they're the Warren Commission."
- Ken MacLeod
(Related: World)

"We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Mission)

"I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Friendship, People, Mission, Nations, World)

"We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever, and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number of volunteers in the field. The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving 75 countries across the globe."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Peace, Time, Countries, Mission)

"A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself."
- Don Marquis
"I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it, would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue for the United States to be involved in."
- Bob Matsui
(Related: Consequences, Slavery, states, United)

"The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Government, Reason, Safety)

"I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I've had many friends that have been destitute - you know, running into trouble - and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Food, Hope, Friends, Midnight, Mission, Right, Running, Trouble)

"That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides this drug must be given to stop transmissions, again from mother to child, which is extremely costly and must be taken into account."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Mother, Concern)

"I will have a one-hour program called the Mission Watch, where I will describe details of the mission and give additional information about the lessons from space."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Information, Mission, Space, Will)

"Every shuttle mission's been successful."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Successful, Mission)

"If you look at the history of broadcasting, what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association whose mission is to protect the interests of the commercial broadcasters."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: History, Mission, Trade)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"Well I think it has always been a mistake to reduce the peace process in Ireland to a decommissioning process."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Peace, Mistake, Ireland)

"Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public, also our opponents."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Peace, Travel, Decision, Country, Opponents, Public, Responsibility)

"The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation."
- William McKinley
(Related: Mission, states, United)

"The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

"Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Denmark, Germany)

"I was born and raised in China, and my parents were missionaries."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Missionaries, Parents)

"Since then, I have worked with the group that commissioned and improved the ring and that is now preparing the construction of a second ring to increase the p stacking rate by an order of magnitude."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: Now, Order)

"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Missionaries, Promise)

"Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent."
- Larry Merchant
(Related: Talent, Hunger, Mission, Youth)

"It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational."
- Maurice Merleau-Ponty
(Related: Mission)

"Priesthood is not a convenient, historically conditioned form of Church organisation, but is rooted in the Incarnation, in the priesthood and mission of Christ himself."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: Church, Christ, Mission)

"I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)

"The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority."
- Stanley Milgram
(Related: Authority, Responsibility, Sense)

"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Life, Strength, Devotion, Lies)

"Given the way some fought for the status quo when I authored the new Ethics Code and created the city's first Ethics Commission, we are going to need your strong support to get an even tougher Ethics Code passed this year."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Ethics, First, Support)

"People were always able to look at Bettie Page and see what they needed her to be and she gave them that permission to do so. So in that way she's a feminist but I don't think she was ever trying to be."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: People, Trying)

"I counseled many returning missionaries. I interviewed 1,700 missionaries all over the world. My advice to them is that you should study and prepare for your life's work in a field that you enjoy."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Work, Life, Advice, Missionaries, Study, World)

"Another interesting field, which is my own, is cofactors, not only to the disease but also to transmission. I am still puzzled by the fact that you get more sexual transmission in some ethnic populations. One way to answer this is to look for genetic factors."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Disease, Fact)

"Since most of the transmission is sexual transmission, you have a regional or local response to the virus."
- Luc Montagnier
"If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?"
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Development, Future, Man)

"As to the question of elected or not elected, each member of the European Commission has been appointed jointly by the governments of the 15 member states, and undergone individual scrutiny and a vote of confidence from the European Parliament."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Confidence, Parliament, Question, states, Vote)

"A lot of the American press at the time was saying 'just watch what happens when Bertelsmann tries to buy EMI, that will be a moment of truth that will show the Commission's true colors.' Well, that deal never happened either."
- Mario Monti
(Related: Time, Truth, American, Colors, Press, Saying, Will)

"My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Concern, Future, Humanity, Mission, Past, Present, World)

"The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours."
- James Mooney
(Related: Work, Dance, Painting)

"And so every one of us in the FBI, I don't care if it's a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist, understands that our main mission is to protect the public from another September 11, another terrorist attack."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Care, Computer, Mission, Public)

"I think the central mission in Afghanistan right now is to protect the people, certainly, and that would be inclusive of everybody, and that in a, in an insurgency and a counterinsurgency, that's really the center of gravity."
- Michael Mullen
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Gravity, Mission, Now, Right)

"The mission - the overall mission is to dismantle and defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda. But we have to make sure there's not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan."
- Michael Mullen
(Related: Afghanistan, Defeat, Mission)

"Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Mission)

"There's a lot of comedy in Intermission but it's got this depth. It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's informed by something else. I like stuff like that."
- Cillian Murphy
(Related: Comedy)

"We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature of the instrumentation and the people we work with."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Nature, Work, People, Sound)

"The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Men, Women, Gratitude, America, Dedication, Force, Freedom, Mission, states, United)

"It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Virtue, Consciousness, Mission, State, Unity)

"I don't have to ask anyone's permission to do anything. It's nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I'm doing is better for me as a solo artist."
- Graham Nash
(Related: People, Control, Artist, Decisions)

"The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Economy, Presidency, Weapons)

"As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Art, Public, Support, Will)

"I have worked closely with many of our county commissioners, mayors, local transportation officials, and others to determine project needs in the 18th District, and they deserve a great deal of thanks for today's victory on the House floor."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Victory, Needs, Project, Today)

"I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Life, Father, Brother, Day, Fight, Hair, Rest)

"I think a benefit is that we try to put it up in a short time. From the decision to do this mission until we fly, it's six months and one week or so, so it's a very short time."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Time, Decision, Mission, Months)

"I feel very privileged to be part of this mission, and when my nomination was announced, I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Mission)

"We developed already, before the first servicing mission, this has been further developed on the second servicing mission and we refined it this time, all the terminology."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Time, First, Mission)

"We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Guidance, Mission, Will)

"Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story."
- Oliver North
(Related: Life, Excitement, Mission, Pretty, Realism, Sense)

"When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next big historical event in England, after the First World War."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: War, Work, EnglFirst, Trying, World, World war)

"Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Commitment, Ending, Future, Iraq, Mission)

"Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Goals, Bombs, End, Mission, Violence, Will)

"The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Policy, Committee, Credibility, Television, Will)

"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: War, Chance, Fate, Rights, Human rights)

"Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm."
- James Otis
(Related: Legal, Control, May, Murder)

"The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations."
- Richard Owen
(Related: Nature, Aspirations, Man, Mission, Necessity, Study)

"Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography, videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to communications and transmission of information in the most up-to-date modern ways."
- Major Owens
(Related: Film, Information, Internet, Photography)

"The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)

"Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be."
- Joy Page
(Related: Dream)

"The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: America, Literary, Name)

"We can't just throw a switch and say Indian Point is going to be safe, we have to look long-term because it will ultimately be decommissioned and we have to work aggressively now to bring in new sources of power."
- George Pataki
(Related: Power, Work, Now, Will)

"Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Cause, Countries)

"Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it created a sense of national solidarity."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: Fact, London, Sense, Solidarity)

"Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity - but not of terrorist sympathies."
- Richard Perle
(Related: American, Law, Now, Right)

"This mission was the project of a decade's work."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Work, Mission, Project)

"Since there always has to be a certain number of astronauts manning the station at all times, one of the main aspects of the mission was to transport a new team to the station and bring back some members of the previous team back to Earth."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Earth, Mission)

"A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Ignorance, Needs, Press, World)

"Actually, my cd was released in 1985, in return for two German missionaries and a Dutch urologist."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Missionaries)

"Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates."
- John Pilger
(Related: Mission, Public, Sense, Service)

"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)

"The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil."
- Plutarch
(Related: Evil)

"Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Experience, History, American, Understanding, Variety, Years)

"TCP works very hard to get the data delivered in order without errors and does retransmissions and recoveries and all that kind of stuff which is exactly what you want in a file transfer because so you don't want any errors in your file."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Errors, Order, Want)

"Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Management, Mission)

"I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Time, Italy, President, Want, Years)

"One of my missions was to teach."
- Paul Prudhomme
"An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: People, Execution, Heaven, Oppression)

"The following year, after I had prepared my draft, the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Draft, Study)

"The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Impression, Fault)

"Our work to provide equal opportunities for all Americans should be a year-round mission."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Work, Americans, Mission)

"Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 9/11 Commission members for their valuable service and important recommendations to improve homeland security."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Gratitude, Debt, Nation, Security, Service)

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, History, Act, Force, May)

"And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Time, Painting)

"I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Artist, Responsibility)

"It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: Giving, Importance, Leaders, Mission, Party, Slavery)

"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Man, Pollution)

"How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?"
- Nigel Rees
"However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Chance, School)

"Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: Enemy)

"We never can tell how our lives may work to the account of the general good, and we are not wise enough to know if we have fulfilled our mission or not."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Work, May, Mission)

"I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Life, Thought, Attitude, Day, Job, Mission)

"It takes a few years to prepare for a space mission."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Mission, Space, Years)

"Then during the mission itself, I used the space shuttle's robot arm to release a satellite into orbit."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Mission, Space)

"My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Mission, Physics)

"It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Training, Years)

"Every mission accomplished."
- Matthew B. Ridgway
(Related: Mission)

"Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Management, Mission, Voice)

"Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Giving, Loss)

"I had something I was trying to say and sometimes the message is an easy transmission and sometimes it's a difficult one but I love the power of saying it so I'm gonna do it whether it's hard or easy."
- Faith Ringgold
(Related: Love, Power, Saying, Trying)

"I think women are taught to ask permission about everything. We don't realize that we are entitled and we do have a say in our lives."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Women)

"The Preparatory Commission held a total of four sessions, the last of which took place just under two years after its creation, from 31 January to 14 February 1967."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Creation, February, Years)

"From those few pending questions which the Commission would be called upon to solve at its fourth session, the most important one was the entry into force of the treaty."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Force, Questions)

"These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission... to boldly go where no man has gone before."
- Gene Roddenberry
(Related: Man, Mission)

"A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Difference, Missionaries, Opinion, Racing)

"You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out."
- Roy Romer
(Related: School, University)

"But you take a four-year state college, with a broader range of admission, and what happens during those four years may be an even greater value-added educational experience. I don't know."
- Roy Romer
(Related: Experience, College, May, State, Value, Years)

"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Law, Man)

"Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Society, Republican, Slavery)

"Blind submission in women is considered a virtue, while submission to wrong is itself wrong, and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Women, Virtue, Blind, Man, Wrong)

"Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Saying)

"Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Successful, Credit, Football)

"At last, someone came to tell me I'd been selected as commissioner, which gave rise to the line that I took the job with clean hands. I was then taken downstairs to a press conference, and the reporters were as surprised as I was."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Job, Press)

"I don't know if 1300 players could really participate in the selection of a commissioner, and I've never given it a great deal of thought. I think it's a logical point they could make, but it's only an academic one."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Thought)

"The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo)."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Consideration, Draft, Law, Mission, Nations, Will)

"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Opinion, Prison, Public, Public opinion, Respect, Starvation, Tyranny)

"Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Thoughts)

"Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Doctors, Growing up)

"When I accepted the commission, I had something of an epiphany in the research I did about the agency, actually the science of espionage. I realized there is a connection between the sciences and the invisible forces of man."
- James Sanborn
(Related: Science, Connection, Man, Research)

"The submission of her body without love or desire is degrading to the woman's finer sensibility, all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Love, Marriage, Body, Desire, Earth, Sensibility, Woman)

"It was such a relief. I lived in fear of being found out. Now it's given me a whole new mission in life."
- Dick Sargent
(Related: Life, Fear, Being, Mission, Now)

"I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier. He refused to give me this permission."
- Fritz Sauckel
"When she became very ill with heart trouble, I saw that it would be impossible for my parents to provide for my studies, and I obtained their permission to go to sea to make a career for myself there."
- Fritz Sauckel
(Related: Heart, Career, Parents, Sea, Trouble)

"The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: People, Control, Court, Destiny, Media, Now, Parliament, Reality)

"This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Work, People, Help, Key, Mystery, Understanding)

"Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission."
- Patricia Schroeder
(Related: Work)

"The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Power, Values, Obvious, Repetition)

"In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world, anyone is going to make certain mistakes. The mistakes that have been made on homeland security, on protecting our Nation from another terrorist attack, are mistakes of omission. We are simply not doing enough."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Mistakes, Nation, Post, Security, World)

"I think it's perhaps fair to say we've been one of the most influential Royal Commissions this country ever had and there's nothing we have said that isn't relevant to the present situation."
- Frank Scott
(Related: Country, Nothing, Present)

"Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out."
- Michael Scott
(Related: Travel, People, Challenge, Christ, Mission, Road)

"The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Successful, Church, Environment, Key, Missionaries, Will)

"Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Balance, Giants, Leaders, Missionaries, Spirit)

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and EPA, et cetera, had worked out what allowable releases are."
- William Scranton
"Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain."
- John Selden
(Related: Nothing, Pain, Pleasure)

"One of the worst of errors would be the general admission of the proposition that a Government has no right to interfere for any purpose except for that of affording protection."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Government, Purpose, Errors, Protection, Right)

"When Hank Jones had his night off, I would get somebody to take my place as intermission pianist and I'd play the show with Ella, so I would get a chance to play with Ray Brown and Charlie Smith as well."
- George Shearing
(Related: Chance, Night, Play)

"Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Competition, Pride, Weakness)

"I thought: This is not racing, it's a suicide mission."
- Barry Sheene
(Related: Mission, Racing, Suicide)

"I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Americans, Circumstances, Flying)

"I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Success, Survival, Chance, Mission, Statistics)

"I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Rank, Rivalry, Want, Will)

"It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus, or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Christian, Desire, Missionaries, Religious)

"The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Superiority, Christian, Culture, Mission, Succeed)

"I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them."
- William Shirley
(Related: Dependence, Influence, Present, Weakness)

"Feast of the Holy Cross Does not every man feel, that there is corruption enough within him to drive him to the commission of the greatest enormities, and eternally to destroy his soul?"
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Soul, Corruption, Man)

"That's kind of the mission statement for the label: to try to do great music that touches people's hearts."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: Music, People, Mission)

"The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Discipline, Strength, First, Soldiers)

"A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Art)

"The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Government, Being, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom)

"Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Freedom, Right)

"It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done."
- Bishop Robert South
(Related: People, Care, Idleness)

"Our mission, is to publish books on social and cultural issues, including books on law related to those areas. We are not looking for books on, say, tax policy, etc."
- Thomas Spence
(Related: Policy, Books, Tax, Law, Mission)

"And it raises a fundamental question: How long can we move the world in one direction while we move in another direction, and do we want to backslide into an era that we finally emerged from where we had a nuclear weapon for every tactical mission?"
- John Spratt
(Related: Direction, Mission, Want, World)

"Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Magic, Mission, Reason)

"This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations."
- Steven Squyres
(Related: Expectations, Mission)

"All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death."
- Edwin M. Stanton
(Related: Death, Military, Murder, President, Punishment, Will)

"In my view the structure of the whole atom was that of an individual, with all its parts interconnected, and the emission of a spectral line appeared to me to be the result of the coherence and co-operation of several electric quanta."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Result)

"At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero, and also gets the commission. But if the mechanics don't service that car well, the customer won't return."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Car, Customer, Service)

"The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Earth, Man, Mission, Photography)

"When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Thought, Idea, First, Hell, Man, Mission, Photography, Today)

"ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they're getting the business."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Business, Change, Act, Blame, Country)

"As expanding economies continue to grow, the one source of energy that we can develop rapidly, cheaply and with next-to-no emissions is nuclear energy."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Energy)

"During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain's chair."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time)

"I told him there was one city that they must not bomb without my permission and that was Kyoto."
- Henry L. Stimson
"I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Time, Blood, Giving, Pain)

"Schaeffer gave me permission to work in the studio with a technician, but I've never worked with him."
- Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Related: Work)

"Well we had nine top forensic pathologists from across the country, who operated as a panel, who looked at all the ballistic evidence and they came out saying that those bullets did exactly what the Warren Commission said they did."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Country, Saying)

"One of the first things we found out was that the Warren Commission never pursued a conspiracy investigation."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: First, Investigation)

"Now the interesting thing about the movie is that many of the questions it raised about the Warren Commission and its investigation were all investigated by our committee 13 years ago. We published our findings in 27 volumes of information and evidentiary material."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Committee, Information, Investigation, Now, Questions, Years)

"When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm, Desire, Mission, Will)

"The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions."
- Mark Strand
(Related: People, Poems, Writing)

"My life's mission is to unmask the Jews."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Life, Mission)

"I have very little hope that any permission can be gained for your organization. However, I shall place it in a special folder with similar applications and raise the question from time to time with such people here as may have authority."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: Time, People, Hope, Authority, May, Question)

"I broke down while at Oxford, was rejected by a record number of medical tribunals during the War, and finally got permission to leave Oxford and do civilian work till the War ended."
- Leonard Alfred George Strong
(Related: Medical, War, Work)

"The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Design, EnglForce, Possessions, Reform)

"Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace."
- Kim Il sung
(Related: Peace)

"This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Effect, Liberty, Restraint)

"She said 'I'm by commission. You don't have to pay anything until you sell anything.' I said, 'Well fine. You want to be my agent and not make anything.' I thought, 'Boy, is she dumb.'"
- Amy Tan
(Related: Thought, Dumb, Want)

"Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don't enforce it."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Policy, states, United)

"I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Development, Duty, Mission, Planning)

"The Anti-Slavery public have generously responded to our appeal, and sent the means to enable us to fit them out well, to pay their passages, supply them with many useful articles and give the Missionaries money to sustain themselves for a while."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Money, Missionaries, Public)

"The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Career, Careers, Day, Future, Mission, Students)

"The question is what I wanted to do with the new life God has given me. This is the mission I want to take on."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Life, God, Mission, Question, Want)

"The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?"
- William Temple
(Related: God, Creation, Evil)

"I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead?"
- Valentina Tereshkova
(Related: Space, State)

"I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: History, Time, Thought, Deals, Mission, Posterity, Years)

"From 1966 to 1970 I served as Chairman of the New Haven City Plan Commission."
- James Tobin
"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Art, Artist, Feeling)

"My main mission when I became Prime Minister, was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going. So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore."
- Goh Chok Tong
(Related: Mission)

"Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?"
- Linda Tripp
(Related: Crime, Expectation, Privacy)

"I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can. I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?"
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Mission)

"I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Life, Mission, World)

"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Bible, Eyes, Land, Missionaries)

"If you are a married man resident in Cuba, you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without your wife's permission in writing."
- Edward Burnett Tylor
(Related: Wife, Man, Writing)

"Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission."
- Stewart Udall
(Related: Mission)

"Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on."
- Peter Ueberroth
(Related: Trust, Baseball, Public, Public trust)

"Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system."
- Lars Ulrich
(Related: Music)

"And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not fully utilize the information available and that it came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and, indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Information)

"But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony, and I think she appreciated it, we had our job to do and we did it best we could, trying to get answers to the important questions that the 9/11 Commission must answer."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Answers, Job, Questions, Trying)

"Let us tackle the big issues with bold ideas that transform Iowa to accomplish our shared mission to grow Iowa, and realize our shared vision of Iowa as the best place to live, work and raise a family."
- Thomas Vilsack
(Related: Family, Work, Ideas, Vision, Mission)

"This is a coup for commissioner Bud Selig. I'm surprised it's as good as it is."
- Fay Vincent
"The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts."
- A. E. van Vogt
(Related: Thoughts, Encouragement, Mission, Praise, Quick, Space)

"Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Peace, Mission, World)

"I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way."
- Jimmy Wales
(Related: Positive, Fun, Mission, World)

"But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: God, History, Humility, Mission, Self)

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

"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Chaos, Effort, Fighting, Law, Mission, Order, Soldiers, Terrorism, Troops)

"We have a responsibility to make sure that the limited resources we have are spent efficiently and effectively and that programs achieve their mission."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Mission, Responsibility)

"It seems that when you get to a certain age you almost give yourself permission to misbehave and say what you think. People allow it, with very old people."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Age, People, Old)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Angels, Mission, Popular)

"Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Oppression)

"Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana."
- James Welch
(Related: Imagination, Desire, Language, Montana, Writer)

"The commission members themselves were never briefed on Able Danger."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Danger)

"We're going to break a story that there are people on the staff on the 9-11 Commission that didn't want the 9-11 Commissioners to know the details of Able Danger because of the potential to embarrass those commissioners."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: People, Danger, Potential, Want)

"I am extremely disappointed by the actions of the 9/11 commission."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Actions)

"Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience."
- Felix de Weldon
(Related: Experience, Talent, Knowledge, Projects, Washington)

"The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Men, Women, Crime, Race)

"A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat."
- Allen West
(Related: Men, Women, Education, Opportunity, Army, Parents, states, United, Years)

"In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: People, Mission, Problems)

"It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end, the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: End, Internet, Voice, Will)

"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)

"As the gospels present it to us, the mission of Jesus of Nazareth is about the way in which the community of God's people - historically, the Jewish people who had first received the law and the covenant - is being re-created in relation to Jesus himself."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, People, Being, Community, First, Law, Mission, Present)

"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: People, Fear, Light)

"I am appalled at the state of discord in the field of climate science. There is no observational evidence that the addition of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have caused any temperature perturbations in the atmosphere."
- George T. Wolff
(Related: Science, Climate, State)

"I love my man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Love, Man, Reason)

"Lost are many great commissions by such neglect."
- James Wyatt
(Related: Neglect)

"Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight."
- Chuck Yeager
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, End, Mission, Sky)

"And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Questions)

"We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?"
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Honor, Housewife, Man, Mission, Soldiers)

"As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost."
- Harry von Zell
(Related: Mission, Right, Space)