Quotes and Sayings about Resolution
"Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy."
(Related: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)
"Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Opportunity, Iraq, Security)
"That was not part of the U.N. resolution; it was not part of the mandate to go on to Baghdad and, frankly, if we had gone into Baghdad and pushed Saddam Hussein off, we would have inherited an even bigger mess than the mess we inherited with the refugee problem."
- Les Aspin
"Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Legal, Iraq, Security)
"To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Ideas, Arguments, Resolution)
"The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)
"If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose."
- William Bartram
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)
"The U.N. can be very frustrating and at times impotent, but it can also be a valuable forum for discussion and resolution of world problems. We should not walk away from it just because it's failed to live up to its promise."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Problems, Promise, Resolution, World)
"Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, President, Resolution, Right)
"This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law."
- John Boehner
(Related: Israel, Law, Nations, Resolution, Right)
"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)
"We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)
"Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Trade, Will, Wishes)
"I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Majority, New year, Resolution)
"I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people. My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Money, People, Community, Iraq, Justice, Respect)
"There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Time, Danger, Deceit, Defiance)
"This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Man, Patience, Resolution, Woman)
"Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Men, Society, Goals, Force, Law, Reason, Resolution)
"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: New year, Resolution)
"Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Government, Home, Enemy, Iraq, National security, Resolution, Troops)
"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)
"They have had three years to get a resolution and they failed. Both of these guys have failed."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Resolution, Years)
"This resolution is further proof that Congress stands firmly behind our troops and remains resolved to pursue those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until they are discovered, detained, and punished."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Congress, Proof, Resolution, Troops)
"If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Earth, Israel, Resolution, Vote)
"Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: God, Resolution, Will)
"It is only the Somalis themselves - and I don't hide that fact when I meet the political leaders here - they themselves have to stop their old practices of fighting each other every time they have a problem. They have to learn how to do peaceful conflict resolution."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Time, Conflict, Fact, Fighting, Leaders, Old, Political leaders, Resolution)
"Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Training)
"It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Confidence, Obvious, Overcoming, Resolution)
"As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Leader, Consideration, Destruction, Forget, Iraq, Weapons)
"Dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second."
- Helen Fielding
(Related: Idea, Day, Dieting, New year, Order)
"I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Thought, Editors, Ideals, Resolution, Want, Word)
"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Courage, Faults, Resolution)
"I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Authority, Iraq, President, Resolution)
"It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Hunting, Killing, Nations, Resolution, United)
"That U.N. Security Council resolution requires getting Syrian troops and intelligence officials out of Lebanon so that the Lebanese can have elections here this spring that are free and fair and free of outside influence."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Intelligence, Elections, Influence, Resolution, Security, Spring, Troops)
"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)
"The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Evil, Resolution)
"Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather."
- David Hare
(Related: Mercury, Weather)
"On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Act, March)
"Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Action, Confidence, Despair, Haste, Quiet, Resolution)
"Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Improvement, Popular)
"I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Resolution, Writing)
"When time and space and change converge, we find place. We arrive in Place when we resolve things. Place is peace of mind and understanding. Place is knowledge of self. Place is resolution."
- Abdullah Ibrahim
(Related: Change, Peace, Time, Knowledge, Mind, Resolution, Self, Space, Understanding)
"It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Opinion, Quarrel, Reality, Sheep, Vegetarianism)
"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Opinion, Sheep, Vegetarianism)
"Resolution 1441 does not give anyone the right to an automatic use of force. Russia believes that the Iraqi problem should be regulated by the Security Council, which carries the main responsibility for ensuring international security."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Force, Resolution, Responsibility, Right, Russia, Security)
"The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: War, Work, Iraq, Resolution)
"We believe the use of force against Iraq, especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council, has no grounds, including legal grounds."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Legal, Force, Iraq, Security)
"I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come."
- Karl Jaspers
(Related: Time, Work, Knowledge, Desire, Facts, Man, Medicine, Resolution, Study)
"Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Anger, Peace, Management, Conflict, Curriculum, Resolution, Respect, School, Tolerance)
"Amin hid nothing. Everybody knew everything. Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: American, Months, Nothing, Resolution, Senate, Trade)
"In my judgment, based on the work that has been done to this point of the Iraq Survey Group, and in fact, that I reported to you in October, Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441."
- David Kay
(Related: Work, Fact, Iraq, Judgment, October)
"Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, Genocide, Resolution, Rest, Turkey, World, Wrong)
"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)
"The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong."
- Peter King
(Related: People, American, Country, Democrats, Resolution, Saying, Senate)
"I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: War, Opportunity, Resolution)
"My New Year's resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy."
- James Lafferty
(Related: New year, Resolution, Will)
"I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Design, Education, Society, Purpose, Committee, Poor, Resolution, Spirit)
"Our resolution urges all Latin American and Caribbean countries to designate al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: American, Countries, Resolution)
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Mind, Resolution, Succeed)
"The reason this resolution was delayed had nothing to do with anything Karl did or failed to do."
- Robert Luskin
(Related: Nothing, Reason, Resolution)
"I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts."
- Og Mandino
"Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Heroes, Resolution, Today, Victims)
"I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Day, Years)
"We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation. We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Effect, Security, Vacation)
"Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Ambiguity, Being, Resolution, Sensitivity, Writing)
"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Christian, Resolution, Ugly, World)
"There is a new way with very very tiny fiber optics, which give an enormous high resolution. There are many many thousand fibers, very very close together with a very small diameter."
- Lennart Nilsson
"That's the new way - with computers, computers, computers. That's the way we can have the cell survive and get some new information in high resolution. We started about five years ago and, today, I think we have reached the target."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Computers, Information, Resolution, Today, Years)
"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Country, End, Resolution)
"I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right?"
- Catherine O'Hara
(Related: December, Resolution, Right, Years)
"One of my resolutions is to quit smoking. I've tried for the past two years, but this year I am going to stick with it."
- John Oldham
(Related: Past, Smoking, Years)
"It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake in Iran it would probably have a majority, the U.S. would veto it and Britain and France would abstain."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Draft, France, Israel, Majority, Resolution)
"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)
"Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: War, Iraq, Resolution, Support, Troops)
"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Humanity, New year, Resolution, Sense, Will, Word)
"The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Peace, Power, Action, Security, states, United, Will)
"And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short."
- David E. Price
(Related: Blame, Friends, Republican, Security)
"It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Mind, State)
"Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Fear, Action, Favorite, Fortune, Necessity, Resolution)
"Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: End, Propaganda)
"We would like UN resolutions to be enforced, including on Iraq."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
"In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: People, Feeling, Resolution, Struggle, Trying)
"We tried our best for the longest time to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the matter, and at each step, we were thwarted by those that said, No, we will not turn the boy over to his father."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Time, Father, Resolution, Will)
"It has been, after all, 11 years, more than a decade now, of defiance of U.N. resolutions by Saddam Hussein. Every obligation that he signed onto after the Gulf War, so that he would not be a threat to peace and security, he has ignored and flaunted."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Peace, War, Defiance, Now, Obligation, Security, Years)
"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed."
- Cavett Robert
(Related: Character, Ability, Excitement, Resolution)
"There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and resolution in the use of means."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Difficulties, Resolution, Want)
"Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations - adopted unanimously - called for the elimination of nuclear weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: First, Nations, Resolution, United, Weapons)
"Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Legal, People, Commitment, Desire, Nations, states, United)
"That can be achieved by termination of Israeli occupation to the territories according to the international resolutions related, so the Palestinian State can be establish with Jerusalem as capital for such State."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Occupation, State)
"The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Absence, Cause, Events, Justice, May, Oppression)
"Information is the resolution of uncertainty."
- Claude Shannon
(Related: Information, Resolution, Uncertainty)
"And if you remember the other part of the context is we were then all deceived about the French position and told the French had said they'd veto any second resolution - which wasn't true, we now know."
- Clare Short
(Related: Now, Resolution)
"In the 1999 resolution regarding Taiwan's future passed by the Democratic Progressive Party, it is stated very clearly that any change to the status quo of Taiwan must be decided by the people of Taiwan through referenda."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Change, People, Future, Party, Resolution)
"It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Exercise, Resolution, Weight)
"The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Intellect, Mankind, Preaching)
"Today's message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility."
- Javier Solana
(Related: Determination, Community, Resolution, Responsibility, Security, Today)
"Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution."
(Related: Men, Nothing, Reflection, Resolution)
"There have been a couple of instances prior to now where members of the House have filed resolutions calling for release of the sealed files which were developed during the course of our committee's investigation."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Committee, Investigation, Now)
"American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution."
- Evan Thomas
(Related: War, American, Boys, Congress, Dying, News, Resolution)
"Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Nature, Answers, Question, Resolution)
"The need for a permanent status resolution approved by Congress is made even more clear to me because of my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Experience, Congress, Nations, Resolution, United)
"The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Life, Conscience, Impossibility, Resolution)
"The due process of law as we use it, I believe, rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution."
- June L. Trapp
(Related: Idea, Conflict, Law, Liberal, Resolution)
"It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Thought, Dying, May, Question, Resolution, Results, Temptation, Years)
"These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Giving, Resolution, World)
"The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution."
- Vernon A. Walters
(Related: Countries, Nations, Resolution, states, United)
"The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Success, Courage, Americans, Despair, Military, Resolution, Respect, Result)
"Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Past, Resolution, Weapons, Years)
"I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State."
- William Whipple
(Related: Congress, Court, Doubt, Law, Resolution, State, Wonder)
"In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Work, Comfort, Danger, Direction, Hard work, Resolution, Will)
"I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure."
- John Woolman
(Related: Christ, Pleasure, Resolution)
"We can only move to a long-term resolution regarding terrorism and war by planting seeds of peace. We have to start with ourselves."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: War, Peace, Resolution, Terrorism)