Quotes and Sayings about Policy



"And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Generosity)

"The best policy is to declare victory and leave."
- George D. Aiken
(Related: Policy, Victory)

"Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

"At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Time, Successful, First)

"The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

"The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Choice)

"Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only those stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001 are eligible for federally funded research."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Policy, Research)

"Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda."
- Eric Alterman
(Related: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

"The resistance of policy-makers to intelligence is not just founded on an ideological presupposition. They distrust intelligence sources and intelligence officials because they don't understand what the real problems are."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Distrust, Problems)

"We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Country, Support)

"In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

"Well they have an input into policy but in the end governments are elected to put together policy but the good thing about the Wentworth Group is that you know you've got 11 pretty capable people with a lot of good ideas."
- John Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, End, Pretty)

"The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Decisions, Talking)

"U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)

"Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

"A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Policy, Cure, Democracy, Foreign policy, Terrorism)

"There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Policy, Successful, states, United)

"We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

"We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Policy, Country, Destruction)

"Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, Policy, Nothing, Right)

"Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Policy, Public, Public policy)

"I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Science, Policy, Influence, Medicine, Religious)

"There are lots of other issues in policy including the stem cell issue."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Policy)

"The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: History, Time, Policy, American, Congress)

"The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!"
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Policy, Being, Ending, Trouble)

"The U.S. government knew that China wanted to acquire sensitive U.S. technology, and instead of implementing a policy to prevent them from acquiring the information, the government all but gave them an invitation to take our equipment and designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Government, Technology, Policy, Information)

"To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

"Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Energy, Jobs)

"Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Policy, Effect, Months, Presidency, President)

"Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Oppression)

"Children have in the past and continue to influence policy makers."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Policy, Children, Influence, Past)

"Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Policy, Freedom, State, United, Will, World)

"Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

"American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be - based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to exist and to be free from terror."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Israel, Right, Support, Terror)

"It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Talk, Will)

"If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

"It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Policy, Extremes, Foreign policy)

"I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence, Policy)

"We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Objectives)

"The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy and involved the strategy for health care."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Health, Policy, Strategy, Care, Foreign policy, Mistakes)

"And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Policy, Ideas, Beliefs, Pressure, Support)

"Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward-thinking foreign policy in the war on terror - keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: War, Policy, Enemies, Foreign policy, Support, Terror, Troops)

"And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Policy, Day, End, Meeting, Meetings)

"If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

"Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Policy, Film, Talking)

"I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Time, Policy, Internet)

"Two thirds of a century ago, we were given a national policy. It was made to fit the conditions of the day."
- John Bracken
(Related: Policy, Day)

"The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

"During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Development, Years)

"Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Policy, Repression, Support, Terrorism)

"It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Policy, Islam)

"But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Peace, Policy, Genocide, Media, Russia, Zone)

"War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Policy, Vision, Democracy, First, Foreign policy, states, Terrorism, Today, Traditions, United, World)

"My policy was just to give good things for sports in my region."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Sports, Policy)

"To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute."
- James Buchanan
(Related: Wisdom, Policy, Maxim, Washington, Will)

"Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Experience, Policy, Foreign policy)

"We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: War, Truth, Policy, Running, Talk, World, World war)

"For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Policy, Dignity, Independence)

"English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Policy, Being, Circumstances, Departure, Justice, Lies, Suspicion)

"Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Policy, Kings, Will)

"So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Policy, Baby, Lying, President, Right, Talking)

"I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Policy, Nonviolence, Talk, Will)

"And to do that not only for the war fighter, but also to help prepare the people in the acquisition, personnel and policy worlds who need to make adjustments in the department's business, which itself may take 10 or 15 years to accomplish."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: War, Business, People, Policy, Help, May, Years)

"We have to define and put into practice a better, more coherent and effective policy on income security."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Policy, Income, Practice, Security)

"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Government, Policy, Conscience, Nothing)

"Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Policy, Control, Concern, Nation, Reason, states, United, Years)

"The American people are not anti-immigrant. We are concerned about the lack of coherence in our immigration policy and enforcement."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: People, Policy, American)

"I have been working for years to promote a responsible energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Policy, Efficiency, Energy, Years)

"There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Policy, Arguments, End, Foreign policy)

"Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence)

"And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they've received."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Intelligence, Judgment, Responsibility)

"Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Soul, Policy, Foreign policy, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

"I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy."
- Ed Case
(Related: Policy, Military, Support)

"For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Years)

"Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Democracy, Months, Pregnancy, Public, Public policy, Reason, states, United)

"Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Government, Policy, Example, Ideals, Problems)

"During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

"There is no such thing as a fixed policy, because policy like all organic entities is always in the making."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Policy)

"Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Love, War, Policy)

"Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Policy, Justice, Now, Soldiers, Sound)

"And if we make the process political, if we start to make it personal, we're actually going to frustrate good public policy, in terms of managing this money."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Policy, Public, Public policy)

"It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Policy, Forbidden, Study)

"If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned."
- Ward Churchill
(Related: Death, Policy, Destruction, Foreign policy, Innocence, Results)

"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Policy)

"Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings."
- Quintus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Policy, Meetings, Public, Public policy)

"I have a policy that I get to spend as much on myself as I give away."
- Jim Clark
(Related: Policy)

"The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: War, Policy, Crime, Foreign policy, World, World war)

"If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Policy, Bombs, Connection, Iraq, London)

"I cannot remember a time in opposition - I am talking about the last four years - when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Opposition, Talking, Years)

"War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: War, Policy, Nothing, State)

"My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Home, Time, War, Wage)

"There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Abstinence, Pressure, Support, Talk, Will)

"I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Policy, Fact)

"Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Balance, Earth, Needs)

"I think that there's been an unfortunate tendency for right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions. They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations, which are nevertheless taken very seriously."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Policy, Right)

"I think it's really unfortunate that academics have been sidelined in most important policy debates."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Policy)

"Global Warming: It is a hoax. It is bad science. It is high-jacking public policy. It is the greatest scam in history."
- John Coleman
(Related: History, Science, Policy, Public, Public policy)

"After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Policy, Interest, Labor)

"Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail."
- Jerome Corsi
(Related: Policy)

"Our current energy policy is bankrupt."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Policy, Energy)

"The Democrats have no actual policy proposals of their own unless constant carping counts as a policy."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Policy, Democrats)

"So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications of Hamilton's Federalism, but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects tainted with a more doubtful tendency."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Policy, Fault)

"Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, Money, Policy, Debt, Democrats, Republicans)

"The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Policy, Failure, Optimism, Ambition, American, Future, Jobs, Now, Prosperity, Risk, Risk-taking, Spirit)

"Someone has said that nations have interests, they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S. policy."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Policy, Friends, Nations)

"Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter for individuals in exercising their own judgement, their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Policy)

"It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Policy, Strength, Cause, Israel, Weakness)

"Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Policy, Judges, Resolution, Temptation)

"For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Change, Policy, Fear)

"Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on."
- John Dingell
(Related: People, Policy, American, Question, Vote)

"The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Government, People, Policy, End, Fact, Giving, Months)

"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Control, Want)

"You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Peace, Policy, Gain, May, Violence)

"Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Policy, Purpose, Office, Problems, Public, Public policy, Service, Today)

"We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Policy, Choice, Countries, Security, Weapons)

"Its pretty rare for companies to have a snooping policy, although it is getting more common."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Policy, Pretty)

"The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?"
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: War, Policy, Fact)

"Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Policy, Values, Foreign policy, Gain, Oil)

"It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Policy)

"The foundations of democratic transition should be laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy that is supported by various policy tools, and implemented wisely."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Policy, Strategy, Tools)

"I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly."
- Anna Eshoo
(Related: Policy, Idea, Congress, Country, Folly, Independence, March, Will, World)

"At the same time the Constitution sets in stone the Stability Pact and risks preventing member States from implementing a policy of growth. So we are not able to do things at the European or the national level."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Time, Policy, Growth, Constitution, Stability, states)

"Domestic inflation reflects domestic monetary policy."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Policy, Inflation)

"So just as I want pilots on the planes that I fly, when it comes to monetary policy, I want to think that there is someone with sound judgement at the controls."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Policy, Sound, Want)

"I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Policy, Committee, Foreign policy)

"I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Man, President, states, United, Vice)

"There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Policy, Fascism, Today, Welfare)

"Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Government, Thought, Policy, Years)

"Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960."
- Ruth First
(Related: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

"U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Government, Policy, Being, Question)

"This strategy represents our policy for all time. Until it's changed."
- Marlin Fitzwater
(Related: Time, Policy, Strategy)

"In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Candor, Confidence, End, President, Public)

"We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Afghanistan, Country)

"But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Policy, Efficiency, Inequality, Public, Public policy, Will)

"Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Policy, Country, Decisions, Income, Inequality, Result)

"As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Policy, Constitution, Court, May, Writing)

"Honesty is the best policy."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Policy, Honesty)

"Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Policy, American, Criticism, Foreign policy)

"The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great Depression and it has been increased 16 times. It's a well-established economic policy to help families."
- John Freeman
(Related: Policy, Depression, Help, Wage)

"I'm tired of high policy talks. I want to focus on nuts and bolts."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Policy, Focus, Want)

"In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: War, Policy, Post)

"At this time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Germany and Russia to fight each other to death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Germany, Risk, Russia)

"At that time I had complete confidence in Russian policy and I believed that the Western Allies deliberately allowed Russia and Germany to fight each other to the death."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Death, Time, Policy, Confidence, Fight, Germany, Russia)

"However, in spite of the general perception that monetary policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation, a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Policy, Perception, Interest)

"To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Peace, Policy, Enemy)

"Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Life, Politics, Policy, Heart, Honesty, Honor, Maxim, Public, Sense, Trade)

"The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers."
- Evan G. Galbraith
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Needs, Play, Service, State)

"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Policy, Zeal)

"It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

"The substantial uncertainty about the path of asset price movements going forward necessarily reduces the case for altering policy in advance of the move."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Policy, Uncertainty)

"The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Quality, Policy, Achievement, Income, Inequality, Nation, Public, Today)

"As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Policy, Financial, Behavior, Past, Play, Will)

"Monetary policy itself cannot sensibly be directed at reducing imbalances."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Policy)

"A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leader, People, Policy, Open, Reason)

"When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, President, Self)

"So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Foreign policy, President, Terror)

"We haven't had a good energy policy in this country for decades and we're trying to get one."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Policy, Country, Energy, Trying)

"Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

"Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Government, Home, First)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"For policy makers interested in using tax policy to stimulate investments or especially to smooth business cycle fluctuations, the results are not promising."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Policy, Tax, Results)

"It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate - to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Government, Policy, Idea, Help, Senate)

"Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Business, War, Policy, Nation, Prison, Right, World)

"Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Money, Policy, Day, End, Tax, Play, Tax cuts, Years)

"Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession."
- William Greider
(Related: Policy, Economy, Will)

"From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable, for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her, could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power, and become subordinate to German policy."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Power, Policy, Being, Europe, France)

"We, as a country, have not seen a significant change in immigration policy in nearly two decades, even though all Americans agree that current immigration policy is outdated and malfunctioning."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Change, Policy, Americans, Country)

"If this Nation really wants to create an effective border security policy, we need to have a debate that includes a discussion about actual solutions to our problems, which means taking all of the political grandstanding and baiting out of the equation."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Policy, Debate, Nation, Problems, Security)

"The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Related: God, Policy, Computer, Land, Law, Physics)

"If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Policy, Obligation, Sound)

"Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Defense, Energy, Foreign policy, Interest, Needs, Open, Support, Will, Windows)

"Foreign policy will require a strategic agility that, whenever possible, gets ahead of problems, strengthens U.S. security and alliances, and promotes American interests and credibility."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, American, Credibility, Foreign policy, Problems, Security, Will)

"Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender."
- Douglas Haig
(Related: Policy, Loss)

"One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: People, Policy, Concern, Conscience, Day, National security, World)

"Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Money, Policy, Action, Defense, Law, Military, Terrorism)

"Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Policy, Failure, American, states, United, World)

"There's a policy now of opening the doors to the outside world."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: Policy, Now, World)

"Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Policy, Public, Public policy)

"After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which o-ne is supposed to accept without question."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Religion, Policy, Country, Question)

"Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Change, Leadership, Policy, Vision, Country, Revolution, World)

"Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: People, Policy, Values, Culture, Judges, Law, Laws, Order, Public, Public policy, Right)

"The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Policy, Act, Consequences, Economics)

"Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy."
- Edward Heath
(Related: Policy, Attitude, Abhorrence)

"I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Travel, Policy, Country, Eating, Restaurants, Road)

"One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved political cooperation with all the nations of the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Policy, Cooperation, First, Nations, World)

"Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage."
- Bruce Henderson
(Related: Policy, Corporate, Mediocrity)

"You've got to respond to that and of course thinking through the role of a left party in the modern world, in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Society, Policy, Economy, Party, Thinking, World)

"And it seems to me in that experience may lie at least some of the clues for policy development perhaps constitutional changes as well that Labour will need to make at the national level too."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Experience, Lie, Policy, Development, May, Will)

"We will never stop illegal immigration until this country has a comprehensive, realistic immigration policy."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Policy, Country, Will)

"As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Education, Health, War, Quality, People, Policy, American, Care, Children, Congress, End, Energy, Iraq, Needs, Retirement, Secur)

"Motown's policy was to build one act at a time or their favorites."
- Brenda Holloway
(Related: Time, Policy, Act)

"Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Policy, Glory, Nation, Right, Wrong)

"We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Peace, Policy, Development, Acting, Foreign policy, Will, World)

"The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity."
- John Hume
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Ireland, Irish, Majority, United, Unity)

"Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy)

"We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Policy, Majority, Opinion, Opposition, Respect)

"Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Policy, Honesty)

"You want to keep intelligence separate from policy."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Want)

"And Oliver North was really a good soldier, up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder and defending the policy to the end."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Policy, End)

"I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Environmental, Policy, America, Water, Years)

"We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Country, Day, Earth, Energy, Spirit)

"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Policy, Mankind, May)

"This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Trust, People, Policy, American, Credibility, President)

"The current diversity visa program does a disservice to our immigration policy and to those immigrants who have moved through the more traditional process that allows them to lawfully reside in this country."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Policy, Country, Diversity)

"It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Truth, Policy)

"It is always good policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Truth, Policy)

"With a foreign policy appropriately rooted in some sense of humanitarian decency, the Central African crisis will not be easily ignored by American policymakers. It screams for remedy."
- Michael Johns
(Related: Policy, African, American, Crisis, Decency, Foreign policy, Sense, Will)

"I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Women, Policy, Want)

"My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Family, Father, Policy, Boys, Chicago)

"Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

"The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations, established international liaisons and supported every policy based on pacification and understanding."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Policy, Being, Content, Trade, Understanding)

"And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Policy, Alcohol, Bed, Being, Drugs, Duty, Responsibility, Training)

"I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Policy, Americans, Force, Foreign policy, Giving, Luxury, Military, World)

"The objective of nuclear-weapons policy should not be solely to decrease the number of weapons in the world, but to make the world safer - which is not necessarily the same thing."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Policy, Weapons, World)

"In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Government, Policy, Past, Russia)

"That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Policy, Military, Police, Responsibility, Training)

"Then, after I came home from Europe, I found I was under condemnation; and I was condemned at that time because I did not endorse the financial policy of the General Conference."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Home, Time, Policy, Financial, Europe)

"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Policy, Defeat, Foreign policy)

"I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Policy, Bigotry, Discrimination)

"I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Peace, People, Policy, American, Americans, Dignity, Foreign policy, Self)

"No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Success, Policy, Chance, Foreign policy)

"The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Psychiatry, Temptation)

"The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Policy, American, Foreign policy, Principles)

"That means following a very restrictive fiscal and monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies. On the micro level we will allow other economic agents, both domestic and foreign, to compete with them."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Policy, Will)

"Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Policy, Arrogance, Compassion, Foreign policy, Humility)

"The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Policy, Independence, State, Years)

"The greatest difference between now and 1964, when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Policy, Dream, Difference, Martin, Now, Pretty, Public, Public policy, Teaching)

"I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Argument, Philosophy, Want)

"I believe that this is the key, the principle itself is the key to conservatism. Because in many ways if you do not have a principled base you do not have policy and if you do not have policy in many ways you do not have an ideology."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Conservatism, Ideology, Key)

"The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Policy, Facts, Global warming, Today, Wrong)

"We will not change in matters of policy until such time as dialogue has begun."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Change, Time, Policy, Will)

"We don't have time to wait for President Bush to change his mind. How many breakthroughs have been missed as a result of this policy?"
- Robert Lanza
(Related: Change, Time, Policy, Mind, President, Result)

"You may succeed in your policy and ensure your own damnation, by your victory."
- James Larkin
(Related: Policy, Victory, May, Succeed)

"For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue. We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong, comprehensive Federal policy."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Policy, Control, Attention, Office, Past, Years)

"This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Policy, Country, Intention, Party, Questions)

"But the same intelligence compels Germany to practise the same policy."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Intelligence, Policy, Germany)

"First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: People, Policy, First, Law, Now, Will)

"I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Change, Society, Policy, Baseball, Beer, Rest, World)

"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Conviction, Criticism, Man, Right, Saying)

"I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' that Sens. Lieberman and Collins have now proposed, and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation. It is time for this discriminatory policy to end, and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative path that could lead to that result."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Time, Policy, End, Legislation, Now, Result, Will)

"Today's vote ensures that coal will continue to be an important part of our nation's energy policy, with strong parameters to make it cleaner and more efficient."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Policy, Energy, Nation, Today, Vote, Will)

"I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Policy, Day)

"We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Policy, Actors, Countries, Focus, Priorities)

"Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation's freight rail system create many problems."
- Bill Lipinski
(Related: Policy, Nation, Problems)

"It is bad policy to regulate everything... where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Power, Policy, May)

"Animosity is not a policy."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Policy)

"The platform we had in Dallas, the 1984 Republican platform, all the ideas we supported there - from tax policy, to foreign policy; from individual rights, to neighborhood security - are things that Jefferson Davis and his people believed in."
- Trent Lott
(Related: People, Policy, Ideas, Foreign policy, Rights, Tax, Republican, Security)

"Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Policy, Discrimination, Public, Public policy)

"I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Life, Policy, Media, Sexuality)

"There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Work, Policy, Victory, Day, Foreign policy)

"I always thought a very strong anti-drug policy was a good thing for my union members."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Thought, Policy)

"Instead of trade policy that is beneficial to American businesses and workers as well as our trade partners, we have a flawed trade policy that hurts all parties."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Policy, American, Trade, Workers)

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Policy, Fear, Country, Economy, Now, Propaganda)

"The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Policy)

"I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Policy, Countries, Suffering)

"I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people."
- Alexander Mackenzie
(Related: Intelligence, People, Policy, Canada, Country, Danger)

"The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself."
- James Madison
(Related: Policy, Blessings, Liberty)

"Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors."
- James Madison
(Related: Wisdom, Policy, Loss, May, Nation, Neighbors, Stability, Want)

"Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Policy, Party, Popularity, President, Republican, Support)

"I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Love, Policy, Americans, Foreign policy)

"We need a new Latin American policy that is bold - different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity.There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Society, Policy, Opportunity, Vision, American, Building, Focus, Needs)

"I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice."
- George Mason
(Related: Business, Power, Policy, Conviction, Justice, Public)

"The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that they're willing to defend, that they're willing to use to take down the president's. We're dealing with the power of suggestion here."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Power, Policy, Democrats, Foreign policy, President)

"They were unable to stand up and say: "Here's our policy. It's Unite the world against terrorism.""
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Policy, Terrorism, World)

"Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel - the people who don't want to deal with Arafat, who don't want a Palestinian state - the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It's the same policy and the same people."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: People, Policy, Iraq, Israel, Right, State, Want)

"I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department."
- Joseph R. McCarthy
(Related: People, Policy, Being, Party, State)

"I stopped this one about two months before federation and I want the next one to be more political. It will deal with the formation of white Australian policy and things like that."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Policy, Months, Want, Will)

"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain."
- George McGovern
(Related: Love, Patriotism, Policy, Acceptance, Blind, Country, Deep)

"The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: People, Policy, Control, American, Foreign policy, Military)

"If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Government, Policy, Reason, Will)

"My hope is that we continue to do an even better job in terms of our nation's energy policy, so that we may even further reduce our reliance on foreign sources of oil and take better care of our environment in the process."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Policy, Hope, Care, Energy, Environment, Job, May, Nation, Oil)

"I am afraid that the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create and destroy money. And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of governments, and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people."
- Richard McKenna
(Related: Money, People, Policy, Control, Banks, Credit, Destiny, Nation, Will)

"It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Policy, Objectives, Weapons)

"Additionally, borrowing a page from U.S. foreign policy, I decided to send a message to a government that was becoming increasingly hostile."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Policy, Borrowing, Foreign policy)

"Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy."
- James Meade
(Related: Government, Policy, Leading, Obligation)

"My interest in economics has always been in the whole corpus of economic theory, the interrelationships between the various fields of theory and their relevance for the formulation of economic policy."
- James Meade
(Related: Policy, Economics, Interest, Theory)

"I have learned as much in the last three years as in any other comparable period of my life, but with an added realisation of how little over a half century of study one has in fact managed to learn of the whole range of economic policy issues."
- James Meade
(Related: Life, Policy, Fact, Study, Years)

"In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work."
- James Meade
(Related: Work, War, Policy, Intention, Interest, Mind, Now)

"So Indian policy has become institutionalized and the result has been that American people have become more dependent on government and that the American people have become more dependent on corporations."
- Russell Means
(Related: Government, People, Policy, American, Corporations, Result)

"In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education."
- Russell Means
(Related: Education, Government, Policy, Ideas, Creation, Fact, Public, Schools, Thinking)

""Indian policy" has now been brought down upon the American people, and the American people are the new Indians of the 21st Century."
- Russell Means
(Related: People, American, Now)

"The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities in Iraq because of a failed policy."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Policy, Iraq, Reality)

"The answer dictates what the policy should be in our relationships with every country in the world."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Policy, Country, Relationships, World)

"Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech."
- Robert G. Menzies
(Related: Policy, Forget, Posterity, Speech)

"From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Experience, Health, Policy, Opposition, Party)

"Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy."
- Carlos Mesa
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Sea)

"Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy)

"I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Mother, Father, Policy, Honor, Public, Public policy)

"Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians, we find that after subjugating them it has been our policy to collect the different tribes on reservations and support them at the expense of our people."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Purpose, Support)

"In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we've had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Policy, America, Energy, Needs, Now, Oil, Past, Today)

"Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Policy, Economy, Manufacturing, Trade)

"In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Patriotism, Power, Religion, Society, History, Policy, Criticism, states, Support, United)

"In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence."
- James Monroe
(Related: Policy, Rights, Preparation)

"There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Concern, Economy, Nothing, Planning)

"For a time during the 1980s the Royal Family were not just the most influential family in Britain but probably in Europe and Prince Charles specifically was very much like a defacto Cabinet member and what he said actually had impact on public policy."
- Andrew Morton
(Related: Family, Time, Policy, Europe, Public, Public policy)

"If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Policy, Years)

"In most recent times, as the West started being hostile to us, we deliberately declared a Look East policy."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Policy, Being)

"I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Policy, First, Weapons)

"Very hard, very hard to represent a country, or carry out a policy that does not have consensus support."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Policy, Country, Support)

"The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Policy, Being, Risk)

"An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Policy, Mind, Open)

"Our policy is very simple. The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives, and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Policy, Right, State)

"At a time when we are dealing with unpredictable suppliers of energy abroad and higher gas costs at home, the decision to increase domestic energy exploration is integral to a balanced, common sense energy policy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Time, Home, Policy, Decision, Common sense, Energy, Exploration)

"Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums, communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers, and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance coverage to policyholders after a disaster."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Business, Government, Building, Country, Disaster)

"We hope that there will be better policy-making and hope to see projects implemented. We have lots of information that can be used for the implementation of projects."
- Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
(Related: Policy, Hope, Information, Projects, Will)

"I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Life, Marriage, Thought, Policy, Relationships, Theory)

"A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Policy, Forget, Man, Public, Usefulness)

"Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Policy, Magic, Speech)

"It is tragic that, under a pro-choice administration and a Democratic majority in Congress, harmful anti-choice policy will be the price American women will pay for health care reform."
- Nancy Northrup
(Related: Health, Women, Policy, American, Care, Congress, Majority, Reform, Will)

"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"I've said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I'm against 'don't ask, don't tell' and that we're going to end this policy."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Policy, End, State)

"I will make a general statement that we have not had anything like the policy of holding people in high office responsible for their acts that I think we should."
- William Odom
(Related: People, Policy, Office, 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)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"As this body of knowledge has evolved, a much more critical job for researchers and scientists has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers and the public to the risks of global warming and the possible consequences of action or of no action."
- John Olver
(Related: Policy, Knowledge, Action, Body, Consequences, Global warming, Job, Public, Scientists)

"It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black."
- Harry Oppenheimer
(Related: Government, Policy, Failure, Opinion, Oppression)

"Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Policy, Idea, Americans, Foreign policy)

"The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Power, Religion, Policy, Approval, Force, State)

"I always felt that the Cubans were being pushed into the Soviet Bloc by American policy."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Policy, American, Being)

"A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Life, Policy, Knowledge, America, American, Culture, Media, Public, Public policy)

"We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Policy, America, Enemies, Foreign policy, Friends)

"The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Politics, Policy, Fault, Foreign policy, Observation, Office, Personality, President, Problems, World)

"How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Conservative, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Nation, Police, Republican, World)

"Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Nixon, Party, Republican, Vietnam)

"There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Policy, Being, Conservative, Defense, Foreign policy, Nothing, Wrong)

"From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Policy, Choice, Humanity, Now)

"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian."
- Pat Paulsen
(Related: Policy, American, Problems, states, Today, United)

"If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced."
- Russell Pearce
(Related: Government, Policy, Day, Law, Laws, Limits, Will)

"The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Society, War, Policy, Destruction, Fact, Today, Will)

"As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Policy, Action, Meetings, Promotion, Will)

"And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn't buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals."
- John Perkins
(Related: Men, Policy, Successful, Iraq)

"And that's why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change."
- John Perkins
(Related: Change, Money, Work, People, Policy, Corporations, Country, Foreign policy, Tax, Nation, Needs, Will)

"If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you're nuts to stay there."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Policy, Company)

"Why can't we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built at higher densities than they are at the moment and built on brownfield sites."
- John Prescott
(Related: Policy, Houses)

"In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new policy."
- John Prescott
(Related: Government, Policy)

"Foreign policy can mean several things, not only foreign policy in the narrow sense. It can cover foreign policy, relations with the developing world, and enlargement as well."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Sense, World)

"We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities."
- Georgi Purvanov
(Related: Policy, Goals, Foreign policy, Priorities, Stability, Will)

"You do the policy, I'll do the politics."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Politics, Policy)

"On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Life, Policy, Financial, Foreign policy, London, Practice, Press, University)

"The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Policy, Ideas, Party, Socialism)

"Thus in such a Labour Party there can be no question of independent policy."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Policy, Party, Question)

"We have come a long way in terms of foreign policy."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy)

"Reasonable, even intelligent people can, and frequently do, disagree on how best to achieve peace in the Middle East, but, peace must be the goal of our foreign policy tools, whether they be by the stick or by the carrot."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, People, Policy, Goal, Foreign policy, Tools)

"Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: People, Policy, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: War, Policy, America, Tax, Needs, President, Tax cuts)

"We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Facts, Office)

"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: People, Policy, Authority, Being)

"If we don't have accurate information, if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another, we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Design, Truth, Policy, Information, Iraq, Will)

"In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes. We made some substantial policy changes that have improved our parks system and our public lands."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Policy, Congress, Public, Years)

"So the president set out the policy guidance and said it had to take place in a multilateral fashion so that other countries in the region could be invested in the success of this process."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Success, Policy, Countries, Fashion, Guidance, President)

"We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U.S. away from dependence on foreign oil."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Policy, America, Congress, Debate, Dependence, Energy, Focus, Help, Oil)

"In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out."
- James Reston
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Years)

"That's because the International Olympic Committee has a policy of never replacing medals."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Policy, Committee)

"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

"We must have a foreign policy which is based only on the long-term interests of our race, not on the interest of other races or on economic considerations or anything else."
- George Lincoln Rockwell
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Interest, Race)

"The goal of long-run economic growth without asset price bubbles is not only achievable, but is something we should expect if we put a sound regulatory framework in place and if policymakers remain vigilant."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Goal, Growth, Sound)

"In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Policy, Aggression, Country, Desire, First, Possession, Right, Trade, Wrong)

"There are some very real areas where working together is critical, whether it's talking about public policy issues, enforcement, or how to work together to facilitate new business opportunities. The RIAA has gotten much more involved in that."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Public, Public policy, Talking)

"If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened - states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Policy, Countries, Disaster, Present, Security, states, Weapons)

"In every decision we make and in every policy we develop, we are committed to protecting those who cannot protect themselves... the very young and the very old."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Policy, Decision, Old)

""Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Policy, Activism, Constitution, Liberal, Want, Word)

"It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies."
- Mike Royko
(Related: Policy, Internet)

"When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decision, Guidance, Help, President)

"If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Guidance, Will)

"It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder."
- Tim Ryan
(Related: Policy, Attention, Disorder, Foreign policy)

"White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Development, Experts, Military, State)

"He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make?"
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Day, Difference, Hell, President, states, United)

"You don't help your enterprise with a policy of protection."
- Jacques Santer
(Related: Policy, Help, Protection)

"It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: Government, People, Policy, Desire, Harmony, Office)

"You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Policy, Body, Expression, May, Parliament, Party, Trade)

"With the aid of this credit policy, however, Germany created an armament second to none, and this armament in turn made possible the results of our policy."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Policy, Credit, Germany, Results)

"Germany stays and falls with the success of the policy of Hitler."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Success, Policy, Germany)

"Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way, using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Policy, Ability, Sound, states)

"For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest of the bunch I talked to - both the ones who made it and didn't. He had a great interest in policy."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Policy, Interest)

"And if that's what the American people want, then that's what the policy should be, of course. But the idea that anything in the United States is too sensitive to discuss or too dangerous to discuss is really, I think, absurd."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: People, Policy, Idea, American, states, United, Want)

"But it is true that some magazines have a policy to show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers. Naomi is right. It's not fair, and I wish it would change."
- Claudia Schiffer
(Related: Change, Policy, Girls, Right)

"My impression is that American policy speaks not of antagonism but rather partnership."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Impression, American, Partnership)

"We made a decision that monetary policy will be made by an independent European Central Bank."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Decision, Will)

"If I correctly understand the goal of American policy, one wishes Russia to be a partner."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Goal, American, Russia, Wishes)

"Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Doubt, Europe, May)

"Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Debate, Politicians)

"A common currency imposes on us a duty to cooperate more on policy."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Duty)

"I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days."
- Gerhard Schroeder
(Related: Policy, Decisions, Fact)

"That's part of the policy: To keep switching gears."
- Ridley Scott
"I was scheduled to give my first official press conference that morning anyway, 'cause I was chairman of the Governors Energy Council and I was making a press conference with regard to energy policy."
- William Scranton
(Related: Policy, Energy, First, Press)

"The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, Act, America, Canada, Community, Culture, English, Fight, Iraq, Language, Promise, Rules, Will)

"The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending and creating allies around the world."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, states, United, World)

"I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Children, World)

"The destruction of civilian hamlets, the killing and the wounding of civilians, became vastly greater than it had been before, and it was very upsetting; but I still couldn't bring myself to understand that the policy itself was wrong."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Policy, Destruction, Killing, Wrong)

"George Bush has shown great skill at disguising an incredibly weak foreign policy."
- Brad Sherman
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Skill)

"To sum up, what has been our policy? We looked for and found friends all throughout the world."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Policy, Friends, World)

"I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Life, Policy, Democracy, Foreign policy, Learning, Reading, Talk)

"That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don't know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Time, Policy, Development, Children, Pollution, Will, World, Wrong)

"Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Policy, May, Revenge)

"One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Policy, Country)

"I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Policy, Actions, Conflict, Day, Support)

"The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Policy, Court)

"We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Policy, Ability, American, Economy)

"When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in a park that was never shoveled when it snowed. The basketball rims were never fixed. And we understood then that there was a relationship between public policy and our quality of life."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Life, Quality, Policy, Basketball, Growing up, Play, Public, Public policy)

"Traffic is about drugs. As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is happening in the drug world, from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Policy, Drugs, World)

"I know why we can't have a frank discussion with our policymakers - if you're in the government or in law enforcement you cannot acknowledge that drugs are anything but inherently evil and morally wrong."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Government, Drugs, Evil, Law, Wrong)

"Knowing policy does help make the gossip more understandable."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Policy, Gossip, Help)

"Caring about policy is important - people in washington forget."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: People, Policy, Caring, Forget, Washington)

"We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Policy, Values, American, Empathy, Foreign policy, Military, Respect, Rest, Restraint, Safety, Will)

"Proposition 19 already is a winner no matter what happens on election day. The mere fact of its being on the ballot has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in ways I could not have imagined a year ago."
- George Soros
(Related: Policy, Being, Day, Fact, Public)

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Legal, Experience, People, Policy, Court, Defense, Law)

"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)

"It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy."
- Eliot Spitzer
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Policy, Medicine, Rhetoric, Sound)

"As costs mount, in lives and dollars, it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope we have learned is that the U.S. cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs."
- John Spratt
(Related: Policy, Hope, American, Risk, Troops)

"The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Policy, Discipline, Values, America, Economy, Security)

"The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Life, Truth, Policy, Fear, Light, Motives, Opinions)

"He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened."
- Ronald Steel
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy)

"No matter what policy initiatives we take on, we are going to need a permanent repository for nuclear fuel based on the law and sound science."
- Craig Stevens
(Related: Science, Policy, Law, Sound)

"We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Policy, Bombs, Country, Foreign policy, May, Rules, Spirit)

"The extra curricular activity in which I was most engaged - debating - helped shape my interests in public policy."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Policy, Public, Public policy)

"Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently."
- Joseph Stiglitz
(Related: Policy, Trade)

"Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Government, Policy, Justice, Law, Public, Right)

"During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard battle for German foreign policy."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Policy, Battle, Foreign policy, Past, Years)

"Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available because of other contracts."
- John Surtees
(Related: Policy)

"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)

"Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Politics, People, Policy, Law)

"Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Policy, Alienation, Cause, Cynicism, Decisions, Feeling, Influence)

"What we are seeing now is customers shifting their attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors, to the policies that need to be in place, and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Policy, Attention, Help, Now, Security)

"Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Peace, War, Policy, Belief, Destruction, Nations, World)

"The principles and policy of these Presidents were marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship, promoting the highest interests of the Republic."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Policy, Principles, Statesmanship)

"The instant the Government was organized, at the very first Congress, the Northern States evinced a general desire and purpose to use it for their own benefit, and to pervert its powers for sectional advantage, and they have steadily pursued that policy to this day."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Government, Policy, Purpose, Congress, Day, Desire, First, states)

"Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Policy, Crime, Disasters, Example)

"When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere."
- Calvin Trillin
(Related: Food, Policy, Kitchen, Preparation, Saying, Visit)

"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Money, Policy, Honesty)

"The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Public, Sentiment, Terrorism)

"From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: War, Policy, Neutrality, State)

"If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made us simply the kitchen garden for supplying the British with cheap food."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Food, Policy, Hope, Country, Garden, Kitchen, Prosperity)

"We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Food, Science, Policy, Circumstances, Decisions, Now, Public, Public policy, Sound)

"On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Policy, Argument)

"The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy is likely to be perverse, in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus exert inflationary pressure."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Policy, Effect, Interest, Pressure)

"I want to make it clear publicly that I expect more candor from this Administration during the next four years, particularly with members on the Foreign Relations Committee so that we can maintain a bipartisan foreign policy."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Policy, Candor, Committee, Foreign policy, Foreign relations, Want, Years)

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Policy, Events, Foreign policy, Rights, states, United)

"While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Government, Policy, Congress, Democracy, Giving, Leaders, Population, Support, Voice)

"I came here to help make America more competitive and prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation, promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Policy, Development, America, Conservation, Energy, Help, Oil, Production)

"So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Policy, Action, Americans, Being, Tax, Tax cuts)

"Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now."
- Stephen M. Walt
(Related: War, Policy, Now, Sense)

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: War, Policy, Energy, Terrorism)

"Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)

"I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy."
- Roger Waters
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Israel, Play)

"Good policy makes good politics and what I've done has been good politics."
- J. C. Watts
(Related: Politics, Policy)

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

"The Obama administration has now taken exactly the same position as the Bush administration. I don't see how you can keep people from knowing who visits the White House and adhere to a policy of openness and transparency."
- Anne Weismann
(Related: People, Policy, Now)

"There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Change, Politics, Policy, Public, Public policy)

"So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol."
- Allen West
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Now)

"Policy makers still think that if we just hand out more money the world's problems will be solved."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Money, Policy, Problems, Will, World)

"Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Man, Maxim)

"Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration's current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Government, Legal, Policy, America, Being, Nothing, Research)

"There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Men, Policy, Drinking)

"The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually, which is not much help in making personal decisions or devising public policy."
- George C. Williams
(Related: Life, Policy, Decisions, Help, Public, Public policy)

"A comprehensive national energy policy is critical to our nation's economy and our national security. Energy expenditures account for about 7% percent of our total economy and influence pricing in the much of the rest of the economy."
- Heather Wilson
(Related: Policy, Economy, Energy, Influence, Nation, National security, Rest)

"We need a balanced, long term energy policy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and preserve the beauty of the land we love."
- Heather Wilson
(Related: Beauty, Love, Policy, Dependence, Energy, Land, Oil)

"I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Government, Policy, Actions, Conservative, Media)

"Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Policy, Newspapers, Politicians)

"When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Policy, Decision, Decisions, Presidency, President)

"It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch must be occupied all day after winning the toss."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Policy, Winning, Day)

"I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia. This is the first point. I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people."
- Viktor Yanukovych
(Related: People, Policy, First, Rhetoric, Russia, State)

"Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas. Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death. Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory, or we will be martyrs."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Death, Policy, Victory, Assassination, Leaders, Martyrs, Will)

"It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Government, Mistake, Policy, Court, Future)

"Well, I've been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just think that there's no hope."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: War, Policy, Hope, Foreign policy, Reading, World, World war, Years)

"Soon we saw that money going to women brought much more benefit to the family than money going to the men. So we changed our policy and gave a high priority to women. As a result, now 96% of our four million borrowers in Grameen Bank are women."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Family, Money, Women, Policy, Now, Result)

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Thought, Policy, Progress, Culture, Flowers, Land, Schools)

"In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Independence, states, Today, United)