Quotes and Sayings about Separation



"Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation."
- William Ames
(Related: Meaning, Present, Scripture, Separation)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Separation)

"Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States."
- Don Baylor
(Related: People, Extreme, Separation, states, United)

"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Equality, Purpose, Being, Law, Separation)

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Separation)

"It was the separation of powers upon which the framers placed their hopes for the preservation of the people's liberties. Despite this heritage, the congress has been in too many cases more than willing to walk away from its constitutional powers."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, Congress, Separation)

"You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: First, Separation)

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
- George Carlin
(Related: Death, Idea, Church, Separation, State)

"I have never met a happy atheist. I believe in separation of church and state, but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction of separating church and state."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Church, Direction, Separation, State)

"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Peace, Wife, Man, Separation)

"I've spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Public, Separation)

"I consider myself as a singer first, but something that really helped me come into my own is that there's not a separation between me singing and me playing the guitar. The two fed off the other."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: First, Guitar, Separation, Singing)

"Technology is us. There is no separation. It's a pure expression of human creative will. It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe. I'm rather sure of that."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Technology, Expression, Separation, Universe, Will)

"I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government, Church, Constitution, Separation, State, Will)

"Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests."
- David Duke
(Related: Government, Goal, American, Media, Race, Separation)

"I started in 1946 in radio. I was ten years old. I was discovered singing in a school play. Someone was in the audience and it's six degrees of separation."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Old, Play, School, Separation, Singing, Years)

"What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Law, Separation)

"It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!"
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Family, Failure, Day, Reason, Regret, Separation, Want)

"I have a friend that has five kids and she went through a trial separation with her husband, and she didn't have time to be upset. Every now and then, she'd call me on the cell phone and just cry."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Time, HusbFriend, Kids, Now, Separation)

"Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Absence, Affection, Friends, Meeting, Regret, Separation, Wonders)

"Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance."
- Boy George
(Related: Separation)

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Separation)

"And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Separation)

"I think there's a natural chemistry between us as friends; and there's really no separation between the rapport that we feel when we're in conversation and when we're playing music, it's one in the same."
- Benny Green
(Related: Music, Conversation, Friends, Rapport, Separation)

"It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state."
- Sean Hannity
(Related: Idea, Church, Constitution, Separation, State)

"Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Habit, Church, Freedom, Religious, Right, Separation, State)

"But, I know enough people in that court, through the years, to know one thing: There's always somebody who surprises you, who rises above what they thought they appointed him for, and stays with the separation of powers, and with the right of the law to decide."
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Thought, People, Court, Law, Right, Separation, Surprises, Years)

"The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Life, End, Fact, Nothing, Public, Retirement, Separation, Space, Speech)

"Fences work and the walls work and separations work. They afford to any nation the delay of entry."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Work, Delay, Nation)

"If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Battle, Legislation, Now, Separation, Will)

"There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: God, Idea, Liberty, Nothing, Separation)

"Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity. Not a crack could be found. No separation whatsoever. They were locked together for the good of the community."
- Maynard Jackson
(Related: Community, Separation)

"The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Men, Strength, Church, Being, Conscience, Nation, Separation, State)

"There is no reason to have problems between country and country, between government and government, when there is a separation of powers."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Government, Country, Problems, Reason, Separation)

"Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Religion, Religious, Right, Separation, Spiritual)

"Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God."
- William Law
(Related: God, Nothing, Separation, Will)

"Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares."
- William Law
(Related: Death, Life, Christian, Separation)

"I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Dreams, Life, Death, Expectations, Illness, Loss, Old, Separation, Years)

"The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Future, Separation)

"The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state."
- James Madison
(Related: Morality, People, Church, Devotion, Separation, State)

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries."
- James Madison
(Related: Purpose, Church, Blood, Europe, Separation, State)

"So I've never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Separation)

"We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Church, Being, Court, Independence, Politicians, Separation, State, Theory)

"Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice, and hastily married. In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken, as the report proved true - a report which I thought justified, and indeed required, our separation."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Thought, Advice, Separation)

"Yes, the more I go through life I realize that there's really no separation between practice and art at all. The two things more and more become one rather than two different aspects of my life."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Art, Life, Practice, Separation)

"But separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Government, God, Church, Separation, State)

"The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Power, Constitution, Man, Separation)

"It can have a secular purpose and have a relationship to God because God was presumed to be both over the state and the church, and separation of church and state was never meant to separate God from government."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Government, God, Purpose, Church, Separation, State)

"When I started you were more in touch with the people you were playing to. There wasn't the distance or the separation that there is now."
- Van Morrison
(Related: People, Now, Separation)

"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Business, Being, Corporations, Separation)

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Government, Doctrine, President, Questioning, Separation)

"The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Equality, Church, Democracy, President, Religious, Separation, State)

"And one of the frustrating parts, but it's an inherent part of our democracy, is we have separation of powers."
- George Pataki
(Related: Democracy, Separation)

"LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people's plight."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: People, Environment, Kids, Open, Separation)

"From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between... and sometimes in the same moment."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Funny, Separation, Value)

"The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity."
- Henri Pirenne
(Related: Islam, Cause, End, Result, Separation, Tradition, Unity)

"So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Beauty, Technology, Communication, Future, Internet, Separation, Service)

"In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Love, Separation)

"I believe that in the long run, separation between Israel and the Palestinians is the best solution for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Conflict, Israel, Separation, Solution)

"For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Celibacy, Manners, Separation, Value, World)

"I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Power, Constitution, Drugs, Fathers, Founding, Separation, states, Support)

"In case of separation, why should the children be taken from the protecting care of the mother? Who has a better right to them than she? How much do fathers generally do toward bringing them up?"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Mother, Care, Children, Fathers, Right, Separation)

"My abiding theme is separations."
- Judith Rossner
"Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Clarity, Orchestras, Separation)

"Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Inspiration, Thoughts, Separation, Witty)

"The marriage didn't work out but the separation is great."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Marriage, Work, Separation)

"And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on."
- Lisa Snowdon
(Related: Parents, Separation)

"I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam and the almost tribal separations and divisions of the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Islam, Media, United)

"There's a real separation between actors and all the other functions of Hollywood. If you're an actor you're somehow not a member of the crew. You're somehow more special. I hate that."
- Rider Strong
(Related: Actor, Actors, Hate, Hollywood, Separation)

"The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Separation)

"I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Life, Values, Church, Public, Religious, Separation, State)

"For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Friends, Meeting, Separation)

"Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link."
- Simone Weil
(Related: God, Communication, Separation)

"Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Peace, Power, People, Result, Separation, Struggle)

"The particular feature of Berlin - well, all you need to do is look at the map: the geographical position of the city right in the heart of Europe, and the separation of the most powerful two blocs we've ever had in history, which went all the way through Germany."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: History, Heart, Europe, Germany, Right, Separation)

"Pink Floyd is like a marriage that's on a permanent trial separation."
- Rick Wright
(Related: Marriage, Separation)