Quotes and Sayings about Tribute



"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Attitude, Voice)

"To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Glory, Man)

"I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Food, People, Hope, Comfort, Help, Will)

"In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

"At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

"I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Change, Time, Maturity)

"I think this is the sweetest tribute I have ever seen in this town."
- Don Ameche
(Related: Tribute)

"The attributes of God tell us what He is and who He is."
- William Ames
(Related: God)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Will)

"The czar was always sending us commands - you shall not do this and you shall not do that - till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Tribute)

"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought."
- Aristotle
(Related: Thought, May)

"One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig, when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Dancing, Song, Tribute)

"Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Society, America)

"That doesn't mean you have to have the lowest costs in the industry to succeed. But you need to make sure the activities and product attributes that increase your costs above the other guy bring in at least that much more in revenue, and hopefully more."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Succeed)

"Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Beauty, People, Men, Fortune, Houses)

"We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Cause, Majority)

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Purpose, Ambition)

"It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

"I was blown away by the standing ovation. I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't retain that feeling, and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Feeling)

"That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Society, Time, People)

"You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Heart, Brotherhood, Mind)

"The question is no longer whether the United States should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity; that goes without saying."
- George Ball
(Related: Survival, Israel, Prosperity, Question, Saying, states, United)

"The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being, because they surpass all the limits of essences and are coextensive with Being."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Being, Limits)

"Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)

"We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Information, Software, World)

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Accidents, American, Disasters)

"When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Love, Light, Meeting)

"My sister sometimes does a Todd Barry tribute act."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Sister, Act, Tribute)

"Nothing is intrinsically valuable; the value of everything is attributed to it, assigned to it from outside the thing itself, by people."
- John Barth
(Related: People, Nothing, Value)

"I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work)

"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Divinity, Expression, Living, Personality, Will, World)

"To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time)

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Friendship, Love, Compassion, Value)

"By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Causes)

"Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Wealth, Care, Healthcare)

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

"Even on television, the wavelengths that you use, they have to be distributed between countries."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Countries, Television)

"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Formula, Majority, Public, Television)

"Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute."
- Dirk Bogarde
(Related: Living, May)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

"Her death contributed to my later interest in studying biochemistry, an interest that has not been fulfilled in the sense that my accomplishments remain more at the basic than the applied level."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Death, Accomplishments, Interest, Sense)

"In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Character, Suffering, Tragedy)

"I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: March, Martin, Washington)

"I needed to explain that Louisiana's coast accepts the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream."
- John Breaux
(Related: Problems, states, United)

"Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Science)

"I mean those people who are interested in good government will certainly contribute in order to make certain there's some counter-balance to those whose interests in good government is less."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Government, People, Order, Will)

"I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public - I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Food, People, Day, Public, Tribute)

"When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: Society, America)

"Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it."
- Jack Bruce
(Related: Hurt, Now, Tribute, Want)

"The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Man, May)

"The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Man)

"An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

"All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Being, Culture)

"Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Interest, Man, Public)

"God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Glory, Justice, Mercy, Merit, Punishment, Race, Salvation, Sin)

"Poorer students take out larger loans and will have to contribute more to the cost of higher education."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Education, Students, Will)

"Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Food, Justice, Production)

"Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain their morale and their hopes."
- George Carman
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Help)

"For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Love, Building, Earth, Heaven, Journey, Light, Will)

"The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it."
- James E. Casey
(Related: Business, People, Building, Company, Ownership, Today)

"Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Abortion, Country, Environment, Judgment)

"As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Peace, War, Hope, First, Honor, May, Succeed, Tribute, Trying, World, World war)

"We're teaching our kids that attributes as vague and relatively meaningless as a toothy smile or a fine head of hair make a fine statement about a person."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Hair, Kids, Smile, Teaching)

"Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Content, Film, May)

"The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual."
- Michel De Certeau
(Related: Freedom)

"I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!"
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Life, People, Actions, Individualism, Want)

"Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Modesty)

"Well, it's still a bit uncertain, but I will do the consulting, and I'll see how I can contribute. But I'm sure whatever I do will involve the space program. That's where my passion is."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Consulting, Passion, Space, Will)

"Christine and I haven't raised our children. A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed to helping them become faithful, competent adults."
- Clayton Christensen
(Related: Children, Community)

"There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: God, Free will, Man)

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter."
- Winston Churchill
"There are some very significant changes in the way the fluids are distributed in our body, the way our heart functions initially, and as well as our bone and muscle."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Heart, Body)

"Gravity pulls our bodily fluids down, like water in a glass goes to the bottom part of a glass. In space, the water doesn't stay in the bottom of the glass. It distributes itself evenly over time throughout the entire volume of the glass."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Time, Gravity, Space, Water)

"I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me."
- Brian Clough
(Related: History, Hope, Epitaphs, Want)

"It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Work, Content, Will)

"Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, America, Care, Economy, Inflation)

"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Government, Churches, Freedom, Wrong)

"Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Job, Listening, Songs, Tribute)

"I don't feel like I even need to contribute."
- Rob Corddry
"A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Beginning, Guitar, Songs)

"An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Body, Water)

"The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Crime, Service, Victims)

"This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: History, Community, Genocide, Tribute)

"The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Opportunity, Artists, Song, Songs, Tribute)

"But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Soul, Body, Freedom, Liberty, May)

"Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times - allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 - I emphatically denounce such comments as false."
- Paul Crouch
(Related: Germany)

"And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Happiness, Fact, Unhappiness)

"After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Science, Sense)

"I think the President himself is a remarkably intelligent, decent, ethical man. I think he did very well, but I think the job builds up over expectations which all candidates contribute to including this President that simply cannot be fulfilled."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Expectations, Job, Man, President)

"There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Growth, America, Productivity, Question, Years)

"We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Assassination, Tribute, Violence)

"When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Christ, Literature, Meetings, Night, Reading, Spiritual, Study)

"No one ever contributed anything to my designs."
- Robin Day
"What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Colors, Privilege, World)

"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Needs, Nothing)

"Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Habit, Common sense, World)

"King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Politics, Success, Nation, Talking)

"Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don't know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there's chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Doctors, Stress)

"I mean, when you've had a problem in your past, whether it's attributed directly to high cholesterol or not, you want to lower your cholesterol. You want to eat healthy. You want to feel healthy. You want to have a little more energy."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Energy, Past, Want)

"A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Health, Family, Home, Discipline, Community, Independence, Job, Retirement, Welfare)

"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Leadership, Being, Results)

"In the '80s, I can't say that Amy and I were aware of an independent film community. We could only get a certain amount of money for our pictures, which made them low budget movies, but they were distributed through studios."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Money, Movies, Community, Film)

"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Artists, Circumstances, May, Will)

"People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People)

"The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Home, Work, HusbEffect)

"As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

"The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: America, Insecurity, Spirit, World)

"Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Being, Night, Open, Talk)

"I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Success, Rules)

"The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Fact, Games, Skill, Tribute, World)

"A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Business, Growth, Investment)

"Books that distribute things... with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again."
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Dreams, Books, Feet, Freedom)

"As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Legal, Congress, Culture, Debate, Economy, Nation)

"Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Decision, Growth, Baseball, Public)

"It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Events, Limits, Open, Talk)

"I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Tribute)

"Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Evil, Tribute)

"I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Experience, Success, Adversity, Being, Writer)

"My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time, also contributed to my social isolation."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Time, Habit, Isolation, Space)

"Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Success, Winning, Will)

"Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Power, Society, Strength, Name)

"It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well."
- David Friedman
(Related: Cause, Crisis, Songs)

"We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness - not disaster - to human beings."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Happiness, Science, Disaster, May)

"The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Country, Tribute)

"People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Virtue)

"Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Growth, Blood, Nation, Service, Will)

"I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Forgiveness)

"We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards. The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Meeting, Safety, Space, Tools)

"In 1983, NASA invited Canada to fly three payload specialists, in part because we had contributed the robotic arm that is used on the shuttle."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada)

"We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope... But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Government, Women, Hope, Being, Wrong)

"The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Ideals, Income, Justice)

"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Success, Fame, Heroes)

"There are a lot of people who don't contribute anything to consumption and production."
- Susan George
(Related: People, Production)

"My best attribute is knowing when not to answer stupid questions."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Questions)

"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet."
- William Gibson
(Related: Future)

"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet."
- William Gibson
(Related: Future)

"The interaction of the variation in our genes is what's responsible for lots of our attributes and vigor."
- Walter Gilbert
"Nearly 30,000 fans turned out to support the tribute match and provide one of the best atmospheres at the ground for ages. I was so happy to be part of it."
- David Ginola
(Related: Fans, Support, Tribute)

"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now."
- William Glasser
(Related: Nothing, Now, Past, Today)

"I think Shakespeare had a lot to contribute with his understanding of the human condition."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Shakespeare, Understanding)

"The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"I think we typically, as Northerners, stereotype what the South is in so many negative ways. We kind of forget all the beautiful things that they contribute to make this country a country."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Negative, Country, Forget)

"If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Country, Oil)

"Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Power, Sex, Fact)

"We measured our success not just by how much money we made, but by how much we contributed to the community. It was a two-part bottom line."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Money, Success, Community)

"The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Character, Clothes, Man, Perfection, Will, Worship)

"I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult."
- Nanci Griffith
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Songs, Tribute)

"I'm somebody who's really contributed to culture. Popular culture."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"Disappointment over nationalistic authoritarian regimes may have contributed to the fact that today religion offers a new and subjectively more convincing language for old political orientations."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Religion, Disappointment, Fact, Language, May, Old, Today)

"If I would have ever dreamed that I wouldn't be in Van Halen anymore and was going to have resume my solo career again, I would have never contributed anything towards my own greatest hits package."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Career)

"As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute."
- John Hall
(Related: Quality, Positive, Being)

"I really want to have actors contribute their own ideas, with phrasings and ideas on all levels."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Ideas, Actors, Want)

"Rationality is not one of this industry's attributes."
- Scott Hamilton
"The general proposition is that the resources that will be utilized are the ones that contribute most to the overall efficiency of the production system. The third parameter has to do with our commercial world, our search for profits."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Efficiency, Production, Will, World)

"I guess I had a suspicion of it my entire life without knowing exactly what it was - knowing that there was something different about me, which I attributed to being an artist. At 11 or 12 I started sort of clarifying for myself. It took a while."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Life, Artist, Being, Suspicion)

"It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Health, Care, Companionship, Habits, Man)

"With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Business, Information, Internet)

"Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Negative, Positive, Emotions, Energy)

"No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: God, Holiness)

"The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Necessity, Principles, Spirit)

"I don't think I'd want a revival. I'm not doing a tribute to myself."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Tribute, Want)

"Since, however, the reduced surplus value is to be distributed among them in like manner, the modification of their respective parts in the production of surplus value must find expression in a modification of the prices."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Expression, Production, Value)

"I just want to go out there and do what I can do, contribute in the ways that I can. Whether I get exposure or not, it's about winning."
- Steven Hill
(Related: Winning, Want)

"But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, Christ, Earth, Exercise, Man, Opposition)

"Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: Power, Art, God, Purpose, Clarity, Creation, Joy, Simplicity)

"Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor."
- Henry Home
(Related: Luxury, May, Poor)

"Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood, the source of evil one, and one of good; from thence the cup of mortal man he fills, blessings to these, to those distributes ills; to most he mingles both."
- Homer
(Related: Blessings, Evil, Man)

"I asked my friend Greg Andersson to introduce me to people that can distribute my album."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: People, Friend)

"Our research led on to other things, such as the fact that exchange rates are not lognormally distributed."
- John Hull
(Related: Fact, Research)

"Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
- John Hutton
(Related: Building, Economy)

"This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: People, Fans, Tribute)

"He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Thought, Song, Songs, Tribute)

"I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Life, People, Environment)

"At first acoustics attributed to the different sounds only a limited number of characteristic features."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: First)

"It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them."
- Etta James
(Related: Artists, Songs, Tribute)

"Profile has half the publishing and they control and administer the publishing and distribute and own the records, so our group is a 10-point crew. But we got a lot of money off of the shows."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: Money, Control, Publishing)

"The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Mistake, Errors, Fanaticism)

"I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Nature, Want)

"Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Animals, Exploitation, Killing, Old, Reason, Years)

"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)

"After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork."
- James Prescott Joule
(Related: God, Power, Wisdom, Knowledge, Goodness, Obedience, Will)

"A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried."
- Garson Kanin
(Related: Bed, Eye, Longevity, Man, Old, Years)

"In the garment trades, on the other hand, the presence of a body of the disfranchised, of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the economic weakness of these trades."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Body, Weakness)

"An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Intelligence, Being)

"And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's thinking and decision-making is not in its brain at all. It's distributed. It's in its legs."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Decision, Thinking, Walking)

"Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Government, American, Promise, Retirement, Years)

"Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure."
- George Kennedy
(Related: War, Being, Hearing, Heredity, Loss, World, World war)

"So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes, we ought to be investing in our people, not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: People, Ability, Country, Taxes)

"We are all proud of having thus contributed to the heretofore magnificent successes of our army."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Army)

"I think I'd like to contribute to society in some way. I don't know what that might be. Right now, I just sort of give bums money on the street."
- Isabelle Kuprin
(Related: Money, Society, Now, Right)

"We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Credit, Fortune)

"I've always had this unresolved desire to prove that I could get a Ph.D., or contribute something else to the world."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Desire, World)

"Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Destruction)

"I say I don't need a tax cut. It will not do me any more good. I can't buy more, I can't eat more, I can't do more, and I want it distributed among the ordinary people who work every day."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Work, People, Day, Tax, Want, Will)

"I don't think that McMahon thinks very much about the fact that J.R and I have been successful. I don't think that McMahon thinks the wrestling announcers really have that much to contribute the show."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Successful, Fact, Wrestling)

"I think that the most beautiful thing lately hasn't been in hardware or software per se but collaboration - the idea behind Napster, which uses the distributed power of the Internet as its engine."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Power, Idea, Collaboration, Hardware, Internet, Software)

"I know who I am. I don't have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Right)

"The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time."
- Joseph Lewis
(Related: Age, Time, Genius, Books, Imprisonment, Opinion, Tribute)

"I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture)

"Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Peace, Soul, Nothing, Opinion)

"I attribute my entire football career, as far as getting me started, getting me interested, keeping me that way was my father. He went to every game even though he was crippled and wasn't real healthy."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Father, Career, Football)

"While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan."
- John Linder
(Related: Americans, Battle, Beginnings, Day, Nation)

"There's always risk. But I'm going to come in and play hard. I want to come in and contribute."
- Eric Lindros
(Related: Play, Risk, Want)

"Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view, but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story."
- Penelope Lively
"I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Information)

"The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Quality, Control, Sophistication, State)

"I think the first album cover was considered most provocative. I think that contributed a great deal."
- Julie London
(Related: First, Provocative)

"We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Wealth)

"In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Men, Politics, Women, Letters, Vote)

"The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula."
- Bela Lugosi
"These issues are so important. I just felt the best thing to do right now is contribute and go forward."
- Bill Luther
(Related: Now, Right)

"Thing, body, matter, are nothing apart from the combinations of the elements, - the colours, sounds, and so forth - nothing apart from their so-called attributes."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Body, Nothing)

"We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Virtue, Fortune)

"The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Books, Media, Violence)

"It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name."
- Agnes Macphail
(Related: Change, Marriage, Women, Work, Fact, Living, Name, Occupation, Today)

"This is a ridiculous heat wave we're in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air."
- Bill Maher
(Related: June, Now, Right, Will)

"The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Poor)

"I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Artists)

"I suspect the psychological pressure associated with that crisis caused the first mental blackout I had ever suffered. It contributed to a deterioration in my health that later required the insertion of a heart pacemaker."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Health, Heart, Crisis, First, Pressure)

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Humanity, Tribute)

"We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

"You see, 30 years ago I didn't have near the audience I have now. My tapes on the cults have reached a circulation of 15 million. those are not my figures but the figures of the people who distribute them."
- Walter Martin
(Related: People, Now, Years)

"On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America's farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Food, Time, People, Agriculture, America, Day, Help, Support, Tribute)

"As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: America, Day, Nation, Tribute)

"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Age, American, Importance, Voting, Youth)

"What to do? We yanked the dress up over her lovely attributes and with the addition of a scarf, the problem was solved. Sorry, guys, blame that stuffy censor. He hated surprises."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Blame, Dress, Surprises)

"Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: History, Work, Lies, Months, Remembrance, Tribute, Years)

"A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example."
- Robert Menzies
(Related: Money, Successful, Country, Example, Man, May)

"A potato can grow quite easily on a very small plot of land. With molecular manufacturing, we'll be able to have distributed manufacturing, which will permit manufacturing at the site using technologies that are low-cost and easily available."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Land, Manufacturing, Will)

"Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about - courage."
- John Milius
(Related: People, Courage, Pretty)

"The United States' gasoline industry, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrated, is remarkably fragile. And the process of how oil is pumped from the ground, turned into gasoline and distributed to consumers is complicated."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Oil, states, United)

"A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Environmental, Competition, Oil, states, Taxes, United, Variety)

"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)

"You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Clarity, Complaining, Eyes, Sensitivity, Song)

"It was very satisfying knowing I could come in not really knowing what I was going to do, and at the end of the session feeling that I'd really done interesting guitar work and knowing that I'd really contributed to the music."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Music, Work, End, Feeling, Guitar)

"I like working in any medium. Who's making it? How much do I like the story? Does it contribute something?"
- Marguerite Moreau
"For each chromosome contributed by the sperm there is a corresponding chromosome contributed by the egg, there are two chromosomes of each kind, which together constitute a pair."
- Thomas Hunt Morgan
"The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Perception, Act, Causes, Sensations, Sense, Senses)

"I have the utmost respect for those who have come to this country legally and have contributed to the great melting pot that is America today. But those who have crossed our borders illegally have broken the law and the law ought to be enforced."
- Bob Ney
(Related: America, Country, Law, Respect, Today)

"Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Prosperity)

"I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Success)

"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation."
- Michelle Obama
(Related: Age, Life, People, Career, Country, Job, Law, Nation, Public, Service)

"The scientists who do climate research understand that much of the ever increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1850 must be attributed to burning those fossil fuels to produce the energy that drives industrialization."
- John Olver
(Related: Climate, Energy, Research, Scientists)

"Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!"
- Ozzy Osbourne
(Related: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Body, Drugs, Longevity)

"Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain, or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes."
- Richard Owen
(Related: Life, Network)

"We must speed up the deployment of broadband in order to bring high-speed data services to homes and businesses. The spread of information technology has contributed to a steady growth in U.S. productivity."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Technology, Growth, Information, Order, Productivity)

"A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Being, Environment, Man, State, Will)

"Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: God, World)

"There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Business, Music, Truth, Artists, Chance, Giving, Now, Opinions, Years)

"I think there is a feeling of old Hitchcock in there. There are parts that are tributes to some of the old great horror movies and the old great filmmakers."
- Gina Philips
(Related: Movies, Feeling, Horror, Old)

"Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
(Related: Defense, Tribute)

"Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!"
- John Piper
(Related: Food, Sex, Kitchen, Satisfaction, Tribute)

"Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed evenly throughout the body of scientists; some distinguished members of the profession predominate over others of a more junior standing."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Authority, Body, Profession, Scientists)

"The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Power, Society, Blame, Media, Television, Wrong)

"It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute."
- William Pollard
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view."
- Cecil Frank Powell
(Related: Science, Nature)

"Disarmament or limitation of armaments, which depends on the progress made on security, also contributes to the maintenance of peace."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Progress, Security)

"Obviously it's critical that the three cars are able to contribute to the program. I think that certainly has given much of the reason as to why we did so well at Indy over the last several years."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Reason, Years)

"From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Man, Mind, Necessity, Religious)

"A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Success, Internet)

"You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: People, Content, Fishing, Law, Laws, Navigation, Tribute)

"I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
"And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania, the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests, they contribute dramatically to the level of our tourism, dramatically."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Open)

"And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Life, Quality, Benefits, Open)

"If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Quantity, Value, Words)

"Since an early age I was taught to be very politically aware and knew from childhood that the process was something I wanted to contribute towards if I could."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Age, Childhood)

"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!"
- Pat Riley
(Related: Ego, Problems, Solution, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Being, Machines, Unix)

"You could get in rehearsals, pre-production, anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made. I actually find those things increase people's interest in a movie and like that better than worrying about showing the tricks behind the curtain."
- Jay Roach
(Related: People, Film, Interest, Understanding)

"It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Meaning)

"For years, we have heard warnings that Europe needs to contribute more to NATO's capability."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Europe, Needs, Years)

"Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity."
- Spider Robinson
(Related: Malice, Stupidity)

"In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Love, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Nature, Work, Fortune)

"Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Confidence, Conversation, Wit)

"I mean I wasn't a founder in the sense that I contributed anything scientifically but in the sense that I signed the corporation papers and, and owned founder's stock."
- Arthur Rock
(Related: Sense)

"I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Life, Friends, Relatives, Will)

"I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Work, Community, Company, Want)

"People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Time, Talent, People, Fact, Nothing, Tribute, Trying)

"The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Nature, Peace, War, Departure, Fact, Human nature, Result, State)

"I think one of the most important attributes is perseverance."
- David Rose
(Related: Perseverance)

"In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Work, Example, Focus, Programming)

"Anything you're good at contributes to happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness)

"Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa."
- Walter Salles
(Related: American, Brazil, Laws, Now, Vice)

"I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Home, Work)

"And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Knowledge, Conviction, Living, Research, Understanding)

"Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view."
- George Savile
(Related: Enemy, Man, Nothing)

"Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale."
- Elsa Schiaparelli
(Related: Life, Companionship, Eating, Goodwill, Importance, Joy, Pleasure)

"The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Manager, Act)

"And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Society, Choice, Culture, Hurt, May, Sense)

"Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Expression, Production, Profit, Value)

"We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions."
- John Searle
(Related: Machines, Metaphor, Nothing)

"The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world."
- Adam Sedgwick
(Related: Man, Philosophy, World)

"Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Music, Talent, Tribute)

"When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Fighting, Trees, Water)

"Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Arguments, Justification, Mistakes, Value, Want, Will)

"Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Money, Values, Force, May, Meetings)

"Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Genius, Jealousy, Mediocrity, Tribute)

"I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Time, Tribute, Writers)

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Soul, Purpose, Eye, May, Mind, Nothing)

"A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Man, Mankind)

"Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Life, Fame)

"And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals."
- Billy Sherwood
"It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Profession, Relax, Writers, Writing)

"Estimates show that small businesses contribute 60-80 percent of the net new jobs annually."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Jobs)

"The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs."
- Alfred P. Sloan
(Related: Life, Jobs, Spirit, Tribute)

"When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Business, Job, Voice, Writing, Years)

"There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians - who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Men, Sex)

"We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf. We had to use the information that already existed to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country. And we had to do all of that in ten months."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Country, Information, Months, Research)

"There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well."
- George Soros
(Related: Europe)

"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Nature, Confusion, Order, Ugly)

"We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Tribute)

"Many scientists will have to contribute to the solution of the great problem; they will have to follow up and measure all those phenomena in which the atomic structure is directly expressed."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Measure, Scientists, Solution, Will)

"I believe that we should allow younger workers to contribute toward a personal account that they own, as long as it is coupled with deficit reduction measures that enhance the long-term condition of Social Security."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Security, Workers)

"It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Talent)

"The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital."
- George Steiner
(Related: Heart, Being, Expression, Prose, Tribute)

"An actors' tribute to me is in his work."
- Lee Strasberg
(Related: Work, Actors, Tribute)

"Now, at this point, I can wrestle, I can go out there and cut an entertaining promo, I can also do the backstage stuff... and if you can contribute more to the show, you have more staying power."
- Trish Stratus
(Related: Power, Now)

"I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental, Corporations, Earth, Problems)

"For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland - some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties."
- Kurt Student
(Related: Fear, Sea, Troops)

"The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Successful, Causes, Importance, Measure)

"Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Happiness, Children, Living, Now)

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

"To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Ideals, World, Youth)

"I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous."
- Edward Teller
(Related: Defeat)

"As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those who contribute more than they take from society."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Money, Society, Financial, Burden, Elderly, Pressure, Security, Will)

"Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Age, Nature, People, Energy, Old, Years)

"It is remarkable how many misconceptions there are here about life in the developing world and I think that that knowledge gap has done a lot to contribute to the imbalance quite frankly."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Remarkable, World)

"It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Nature, Success, Human nature, Will)

"When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Success, Work, People, Successful, Hard work, Hiring, Persistence, Questions)

"There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Care, Linux, Tribute, Want)

"An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Children, Infinite, May)

"Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Heart, Exercise, Tribute)

"Movies are getting more and more expensive to distribute. You need a lot of money to get people into theaters."
- Robin Tunney
(Related: Money, Movies, People)

"In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Land, Skin, Vote)

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Fools, Right, Trouble)

"The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Constancy, Direction, Feeling, Intellect, Will)

"I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed."
- Jack Vance
(Related: Reading)

"Well, I think everything I've ever read contributes to the background from which I write."
- Jack Vance
"Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form."
- Victor Vasarely
"It's not enough to have economic growth. You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society."
- Tabare Vazquez
(Related: Society, Growth, Wealth)

"Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Music, Growth, Friends, Laughter, Personal growth, Pleasure, Sound, Taste, Wine)

"I have seen that technology has contributed to improved communication, that it's contributed to better health care, that it's contributed to better food supplies, that it has contributed to all the basic human needs."
- John Warnock
(Related: Food, Health, Technology, Care, Communication, Needs)

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
- George Washington
(Related: Education, Life, Success, Mother, Woman)

"Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Purpose, Sense)

"If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Quality, Voice)

"I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Act, Theater, Want)

"The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Body, Mob)

"If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Time, Work, People, American, Conscience, Justice, Law, Punishment, Race, Service)

"On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Change, People, Idea, Film, Language, World)

"There is no life that does not contribute to history."
- Dorothy West
(Related: History, Life)

"If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied."
- George Westinghouse
(Related: Happiness, Work, Man, Welfare)

"For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Decisions, Leaders, Responsibility)

"Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Genius, Ridicule, Tribute)

"An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute, but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Experience, Will)

"Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse."
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: Music, African, Career, Tribute)

"The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Goal)

"Ambiguity is necessary in some of my stories, not in all. In those, it certainly contributes to the richness of the story. I doubt that thematic closure is never attainable."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Ambiguity, Doubt, Richness)

"The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Art, Fiction, Public, Romantic)

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Soul, Purpose, Eye, May, Mind, Nothing)

"I argued that I didn't have any of the attributes to pose for cheesecake. I said I would have to make good on my acting ability, which was the only attribute I could offer."
- Teresa Wright
(Related: Ability, Acting)

"You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Chance, Song)

"Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Society, People, Positive, May)

"At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute."
- Al Yankovic
(Related: People, Tribute)

"I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing - even in part - our capacity to contribute to other peoples."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Losing)

"I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman (1966) with the recurring musical theme."
- Dwight Yoakam
(Related: Man, Tribute, Woman)

"We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Burden, Commerce, Countries, Nation, Prosperity, Trade, World)

"By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating in the various international agreements we intend to contribute to the wholesome development of world trade."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Development, Trade, World)

"I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Work, Interest, Past, Wrong)