Quotes and Sayings about states



"Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Boss, Defeat, Defense, Nothing, Osama bin laden, Planning, states, United)

"It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot."
- Edmond About
(Related: Men, Country, Information, Opinions, Question, states)

"It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters. On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information, more important information to the public. And that's why so many states recognize this."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Information, Public, states)

"The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: First)

"Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country."
- John Acton
(Related: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

"If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Women, Heroes)

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Bizarre, Inexplicable, states, Theory, Universe, Will)

"The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind."
- Phillip Adams
(Related: Internet, Mind, states)

"The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: People, Constitution, states, United)

"Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: War, Enemy, Future, states)

"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

"Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

"Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Truth, People, Bible, First)

"Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Change, People, America, Credit, Now, states, United)

"All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Technology, War, Production, states, United)

"In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: states, Today, United)

"In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Act, states, United)

"It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: states)

"The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

"We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Desire, Public, states)

"I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

"Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: American, Cities, Country, Disaster, Rest, states)

"As it has for America's other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: America, Responsibility, states, United)

"When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Paris, states, University)

"I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed."
- George Allen
(Related: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

"It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven."
- George Allen
(Related: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)

"If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow."
- Steve Allen
(Related: People, Old, Punishment, states, Tomorrow, United)

"In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Chicago, states)

"We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Europe, states)

"The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: states)

"Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country."
- Stewart Alsop
(Related: Company, Country, states, United)

"The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and in others, primarily in the southwest and western United States."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Months, State, states, United)

"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

"But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Country, Self, states, United, World)

"Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Trust, People, Profession, states, United)

"The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Disgrace, states, United)

"To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, Burden, states, United)

"I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Time, Court, Information, states, United)

"The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

"A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Power, Work, Technology, states, United)

"You, I, we all encounter behaviors that we might say, I wouldn't do that. But she has a huge amount of contact with how people live. She sees more hospices and sink estates than most people."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: People)

"The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Being, Nations, states, United, World, Worth)

"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

"What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions."
- Aristotle
(Related: Character, Performance, Virtue, Actions)

"Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Democracy, Friends, states, United)

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

"When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

"Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Obsession, states, United)

"The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Information, Respect, states, United)

"I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

"Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Truth, Journalism, states, United)

"I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

"I think the United States is way behind the times."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: states, United)

"It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity."
- Christopher Atkins
(Related: Nudity, states, United)

"If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Canada, Illness, states, United)

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

"By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Government, Time, states, United, Will, Workers)

"To craftsmanship we shall add statesmanship in the capitol of peace."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Peace, Statesmanship)

"Two years before the last election you nor anyone else would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to get elected president of the United States."
- David Axelrod
(Related: President, states, United, Years)

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

"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)

"In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Idea, Christmas, states, United)

"The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here."
- John Bachman
(Related: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

"As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America, Cities, Jobs, states)

"Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Law)

"It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Belief, states, United, Will)

"If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

"When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Night, states, Talk, United)

"I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

"A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Man, Opinions)

"This is the task, I think, of a letter movement. But it should be set up only in states where a significant response can be achieved, for a letter movement necessarily presupposes a strong organization."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: states)

"There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: War, states)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Practice, Statesmanship)

"Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Crime, states, Weakness)

"Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Ballet, Medicine, states, Teachers, United)

"I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Time, states, United)

"I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Idea, President, states, United)

"A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

"Until 1956, America treated Israel not much differently from other friendly states."
- George Ball
(Related: America, Israel, states)

"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 United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War."
- Russell Banks
(Related: War, End, states, United)

"In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Europe, Principles, states)

"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

"This great imperialistic world called the United States has made us believe that an Oscar is the most important thing in the world for an actor. But if you think about it for five minutes you realise it can't be."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Actor, states, United, World)

"I always felt myself to be an unlucky person like Donald, who is a victim of so many circumstances. But there isn't a person in the United States who couldn't identify with him. He is everything, he is everybody; he makes the same mistakes that we all make."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Circumstances, Mistakes, states, United)

"I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Action, Future, Justice, Key, states)

"Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Country, Facts, Law, Laws, Rest, states, World)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and the various things you get for joining the NRA."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: states, United, Want)

"We're having the first computer-generated comic strip in the United States."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Computer, First, states, United)

"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Popularity, states)

"There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so."
- John Barry
(Related: Tax, Law, Pressure, states)

"Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement."
- Derek Harold Richard Barton
(Related: states)

"There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Design, Government, First, states, United)

"What are the implications of a China that may be on nuclear parity with the United States?"
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: May, states, United)

"Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Time, Now, Open, states, United)

"I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America."
- Max Baucus
(Related: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

"In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Power, Learning)

"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)

"My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska."
- Standing Bear
(Related: First, Living, Now, states, Years)

"According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Heart, African, American, Americans, states, United, World)

"I have no desire to be president of the United States. Zero desire. I don't think that I would be electable. And there are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president. I'd like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven't seen them yet, but they'll show up."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: People, Desire, Honor, Integrity, President, states, United)

"This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Power, Possibility, Future, Military, states, United, Will)

"My men and I have decided that our boss, the president of the United States, is as tough as woodpecker lips."
- Charles A. Beckwith
(Related: Men, Boss, President, states, United)

"I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture, a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United States about eight or nine ago."
- Rand Beers
(Related: states, United)

"This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit."
- Harry Belafonte
(Related: Generosity, Spirit, states, United)

"And in the last sentence I would like also to mention that Poland is one of the countries with which the United States has run strategic dialogues since last year."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind."
- Clive Bell
(Related: Art, Family, Men, Religion, Alliance, Circumstance, Ecstasy, Mind, Religious, states)

"There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

"There's been a deliberate and systematic effort to convey to countries around the world, friends and foes, that if they cross the United States there's a price to pay."
- Sandy Berger
(Related: Countries, Effort, Friends, states, United, World)

"Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world - a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Consulting, Corporations, states, World)

"People taking photographs of their meals are not critics; they are from the United States."
- Louis de Bernieres
(Related: People, states, United)

"Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Wishes)

"Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)

"If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Power, Electricity, states, United)

"The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Soldiers, states, United)

"I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Life, Thought, People, Idea, Faces, Giving, states, United)

"The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Education, Leadership, Country, states, United, World)

"There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: America, Children, Idiots, Providence, states, United)

"All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Conflict, Existence, states, Struggle)

"A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: God, Events)

"As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Life, People, Cause, states, Terrorism, Unhappiness, United, Will)

"Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants."
- Cofer Black
(Related: War, American, Osama bin laden, states, United, Words)

"The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Health, Women, Life, Potential, states)

"And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States, and we have met every test."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: states, United)

"What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?"
- Joan Blades
(Related: Jobs, Kids, Public, states, United)

"This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism."
- Tony Blair
(Related: America, Battle, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Benefits, Identity, Pride, Sense, states)

"It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Now, Present, states, United, Want)

"If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Cause, Mail, states, Terror, United, Weapons, Will)

"But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant if it agrees with the United States, then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Direction, Security, states, United)

"I would say that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Future, Literary, states, United)

"I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it?"
- Vida Blue
(Related: Man, states, United, Woman)

"Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States."
- William Blum
(Related: People, Action, Hypocrisy, Injustice, Religious, states, Terrorism, United)

"While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Action, Formula, states, United)

"After September 11, when the United States took action to overthrow the Taliban, our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able to coordinate quietly but effectively."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Action, states, United)

"The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year's end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: America, End, states, Wage, Will, Years)

"While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage."
- John Boehner
(Related: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

"The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence."
- John Boehner
(Related: Life, Challenge, Existence, Fight, states, United)

"The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel."
- John Boehner
(Related: Peace, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Principles, states, Support, United)

"Hale had answered when the President of the United States can't go to a city of the United States and be protected, we've come to a very difficult time in our nation's history, and encouraged him to come."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Time, History, Nation, President, states, United)

"The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine."
- Edward Bok
(Related: Fact, Giving, states, United)

"A number of the major terrorist captures we have made, the terrorist operations designed for the United States that we have interrupted, were enabled by the terrorist tracking program."
- Kit Bond
(Related: states, United)

"I don't think anyone who has followed the progress of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality, to step back and say no one is going to hit us, they don't care about the United States. They do."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Progress, Care, states, United)

"I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?"
- Tommy Bond
(Related: America, Germany, Living, states, United)

"Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Country, Fighting, Name, Stability, states, Terrorism, United)

"The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: African, states)

"The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Development, Act, African, End, Fight, Order, states)

"If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Fight, Military, states, United)

"From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Time, War, African, End, Fact, Participation, states)

"Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Diplomacy, End, Globalization, states)

"Towns and cities throughout the United States have opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Cities, Result, states, United)

"The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Food, Time, Mother, Father, Prejudice, states, United)

"Each state in the Union is honored in the order of when it ratified the Constitution and became a part of the United States. This September it is Iowa's turn. Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the union on December 28, 1846."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Constitution, December, Order, State, states, United)

"As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Values, America, Commitment, Hard work, Nation, State, states, United)

"Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Conservative, Europe, Physicians, states, United)

"The secession of the Southern States, individually or in the aggregate, was the certain consequence of Mr. Lincoln's election."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: states)

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

"So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Community, Countries, Responsibility, states, United)

"But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Afghanistan, Eye, Games, Play, states, United)

"Last year, the Assembly of the League, as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations, further limited and clarified all the provisions of the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Duty, Nations, Result, states)

"At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Ideas, Agreement, states)

"And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are in effect official peace congresses binding on the participating states to an extent that most statesmen a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Effect, Meetings, states)

"I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Attention, Challenge, President, states, United)

"It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States."
- John Breaux
(Related: states, United)

"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)

"These people hate the United States, not for what we do, but for who we are and what we are."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: People, Hate, states, United)

"When the new wave of terrorism came on the modern world, which is the late 1960s, early 1970s, I think we spent about a decade, the United States and our allies, trying to figure out how to deal with it."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: states, Terrorism, Trying, United, World)

"In my opinion, we've elected a Marxist [Barack Obama] to be president of the United States."
- Paul Broun
(Related: Opinion, President, states, United)

"We need the best education system in the United States. The best system, not the most expensive."
- Bruce Brown
(Related: Education, states, United)

"Undoubtedly, there are numerous problems with the immigration system here in The United States."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Problems, states, United)

"Marriage has historically been in the domain of the States to regulate."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Marriage, states)

"Southern states in the confederacy were not ready to give up their fight to secede or give up their way of life, which was made possible in large part through the blood, sweat and tears of African slaves."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Life, African, Blood, Fight, states, Tears)

"States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Work, People, Development, Safety, states)

"I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: America, American, Iraq, Public, Right, states, United, Want)

"If one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane."
- Henry Billings Brown
(Related: Constitution, Race, states, United)

"Ohio is one of only two states that have a minimum wage below the federal level of $5.15 an hour."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: states, Wage)

"The reality in Iraq is that we are creating new terrorists and severely damaging the public impression of the United States in the Muslim world."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Impression, Muslim, Iraq, Public, Reality, states, United, World)

"I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world."
- David Bruce
(Related: Time, Thought, Fact, Respect, Rest, states, United, World)

"Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures in the USA and Europe alone."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: People, Causes, Europe, states, Today, United)

"Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate, and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Being, states, Will)

"Of course the EU and member states must work to ensure that people moving from one country to another understand their obligations and their rights in areas like health, road safety and further education."
- John Bruton
(Related: Education, Work, Health, People, Country, Rights, Road, Safety, states)

"Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states, even states like North Korea."
- John Bruton
(Related: states, Weapons)

"States can be deterred by the fear of retaliation; non-state organisations cannot by deterred at all."
- John Bruton
(Related: Fear, states)

"The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

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

"We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Intelligence, Failure, Months, states, United)

"If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Business, President, states, United, Want)

"The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Accidents, Americans, states, Statistics, United)

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Government, People, Boston, First, states, United, University)

"We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, states, United, Will, World)

"I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Idea, Earth, Man, Meaning, states, United, Word)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Court, states, United, Want)

"We no longer have a free market in the United States, we have a government controlled free market."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Government, states, United)

"With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Congress, Respect, states, United)

"The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Faith, Performance, states, United)

"Between Russia and the United States sentiments of good will continue to be mutually cherished."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Russia, states, United, Will)

"The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

"Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Business, Banks, Country, Laws, states, Will)

"If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Acting, Laws, Limits, states)

"Today, nuclear power provides 20 percent of power in the United States."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, states, Today, United)

"No one can truly be prepared for such devastation and pure malevolence, but the United Kingdom can always look to the United States as an ally resolved to stand firm in the war on terrorism."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: War, states, Terrorism, United)

"Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: states, Today)

"I believe that States should be credited for their non-Federal investment in revenue-generating transportation facilities to address their regional transportation needs."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Investment, Needs, states)

"In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Ability)

"Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Civilization, Competition, states, United, Writer)

"I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War."
- Ken Burns
(Related: War, America, Country, states, Understanding, United, Want)

"In the United States Senate, we cannot do great things without reaching across the aisle and working together - and I look forward to the challenges ahead."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Senate, states, United)

"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Mother, President, states, United)

"You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: War, Faith, President, states, United)

"States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Life, End, Ending, Laws, Practice, Right, states)

"The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, states, United)

"The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Iraq, states, United)

"The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, Freedom, states, United, Will)

"The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Danger, Shadow, states, United)

"To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Awards, President, states, Students, United)

"With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, states, United)

"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

"I like politics. I like traveling in the United States."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Politics, states, Traveling, United)

"I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too."
- Laura Bush
(Related: HusbPeople, Afghanistan, Iraq, states, Support, Troops, United, Want)

"It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic - another joke marriage."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Marriage, Hollywood, Now)

"And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Discrimination, Racism, states)

"We, the people of the United States, we are a great Nation with a great vision."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: People, Vision, Nation, states, United)

"Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Family, Military, Now, Protest, states, United, Will, Worry)

"It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people's liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote 'Losing America.'"
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, America, American, Constitution, Jeopardy, states, United)

"TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States. And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Actor, Machine, Needs, states, Writer)

"That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Germany, President, states, United, Will)

"I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, First, Germany, Problems, states, United)

"The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America, Country, Months, Past, President, Problems, Running, states, United)

"Deep down, the Iraqi people want the United States out. And their self-determination should be respected."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: People, Deep, Self, states, United, Want)

"All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Europe, Laws, states, United)

"The United States is not for democracy in Iraq, it's for setting up a puppet government."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Government, Democracy, Iraq, states, United)

"We must have a fair tax in the United States. We have to re-adjust it, we must be fiscally responsible."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Tax, states, United)

"To deny women directors, as I suspect is happening in the States, is to deny the feminine vision."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Women, Vision, states)

"I think the time has come for the United States to do even-handed justice."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Time, Justice, states, United)

"When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Christian, Country, Now, Right, states, Television, United)

"But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?"
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Medical, Iraq, Man, states, United, Woman)

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

"Because we only feed in the United States less than 1 per cent of the meals, most of them are eaten elsewhere. Most meals are eaten at home. So to make McDonald's the target is not going to solve the problem."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Home, states, United)

"Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Men, War, Europe, states, United)

"If the United States were to cut and run from Iraq, we would send a message of weakness that would embolden our terrorist enemies across the globe. A failed Iraq would destabilize the entire region and undermine U.S. national security for decades to come."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Enemies, Iraq, National security, states, United, Weakness)

"Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California, one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans anywhere in the United States."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Community, states, United)

"I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: War, Iraq, Nations, Priorities, Republican, states, United)

"Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Conservative, Judges, states, Want)

"And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Time, Canada, First, states, Traveling, United)

"And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion - of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself."
- George Carey
(Related: Canada, Sense, states, United)

"Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Population, states)

"Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States, and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Direction, Production, Right, states, Trade, United, Weapons)

"I also rise today in strong support of forward movement on the implementation of health information technology, which has the potential to save the United States billions of dollars in health care costs each year."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Health, Technology, Care, Information, Potential, states, Support, Today, United)

"Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Work, Leader, Majority, Senate, states, United)

"Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Dream, Hollywood, Production, states, United)

"We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Men, Women, Gay, Hate, President, states, United)

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

"We were thus led to organize ourselves, as men who had fought the war together, in order to support those statesmen who had truly understood the lessons of that World War, thus attempting to prevent its recurrence."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Men, War, Order, Support, World, World war)

"My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Time, Work, Idea, Crisis, Driving, Now, states, United, World)

"My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: EnglEnvironment, Film, states, Theatre)

"For I, hearing my Lord's estate amongst many more estates was to be sold, and that the wives of the owners should have an allowance therefrom, it gave me hopes I should receive a benefit thereby."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Hearing, Wives)

"The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million. The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million. The implications are clear."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Population, Russia, states, United)

"The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Growth, Population, states, United)

"Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Men, Aggression, Communism, Hatred, Imprisonment, states, United)

"My grandfather was Catholic; my grandmother, Jewish. Crossing over from Bavaria, as immigrants to the United States, the ship started to sink. My grandmother jumped overboard. My grandfather followed, to save this girl he had never met."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: states, United)

"My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Freedom, Germany, states, United)

"Another part of the global war on terrorism that Canada and the United States are working on together is in helping failed states, states like Afghanistan, where people have no voice."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, People, Afghanistan, Canada, states, Terrorism, United, Voice)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Perspective, states, Talking, Today, United, Want)

"Yet there is disappointment in Washington and in the United States that Canada is not supporting us fully."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Canada, Disappointment, states, United, Washington)

"We would be there for Canada, part of our family. That is why so many in the United States are disappointed and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us now."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Family, Canada, Now, states, United)

"We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"Then we can help these failed states turn around and give their people a better life. This, too, is a critical part of this global war on terrorism, and Canada and the United States are together."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Life, People, Canada, Help, states, Terrorism, United)

"There is $1.4 billion a day in trade that goes back and forth across the border. That means millions of jobs and livelihoods for families here in Canada and for families in the United States."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Canada, Day, Jobs, states, Trade, United)

"These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Law, states, United)

"I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Iraq, Solution, states, Will)

"The security of the United States, which is so dependent on having accurate and timely intelligence, is not a Republican or a Democratic issue."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Republican, Security, states, United)

"Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, First, Security, states, Terrorism, United)

"When his nomination comes before the United States Senate, Timothy Batten can count on my strong support... He is the right person for the job."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Job, Right, Senate, states, Support, United)

"Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Time, Class, Country, states, United)

"The Constitution in all its provisions looks to an indestructible union disposed of indestructible States."
- Salmon Portland Chase
(Related: Constitution, states)

"Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

"In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

"There are millions of gay people in the United States, including well-known celebrities."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: People, Gay, states, United)

"There is no country in the world where it's as easy to find venture capital in the stock market as the United States."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Country, states, United, World)

"Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Compromise)

"I'm Chinese-American, of course, and so it's very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Nation, Russia, states, United)

"I am convinced that China needs to be a strong trading partner with the United States long term."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Needs, states, United)

"Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Business, Being, Congress, Manufacturing, Sales, states, United)

"The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - "indoctrination," we might say - exercised through the mass media."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Control, Media, states, United)

"States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, states)

"Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Action, Balance, Complaining, Day, End, State, Statesmanship, Today)

"If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind... by going first, we can become first."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Growth, Act, Decisions, First, Now, Race, states, Will)

"The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We're turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Intelligence, War, Country, Information, states, United, World)

"We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: People, Boats, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Interest, states, United)

"However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Family, Possibility, Parents, states, United)

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

"I don't think Russia will follow the United States's way. I don't think Russia will follow the French way. I'm sure Russia will find its own way."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Russia, states, United, Will)

"The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: America, Culture, states, United)

"We just sent our condolences to the President of the United States and the American people on what is a terrible, terrible tragedy."
- Helen Clark
(Related: People, American, President, states, Tragedy, United)

"As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Fear, America, Country, Osama bin laden, President, states, United, Will)

"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Elderly, Right, states, Wrong)

"A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation."
- James Freeman Clarke
"The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Constitution, Posterity, states, United)

"The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Peace, Nation, Necessity, states, United)

"The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)

"We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: People, Values, American, Commitment, Future, Israel, Solution, states, United, World)

"I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies - smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Opportunity, states, United, World)

"I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Information, State, states, United, Will)

"What the F.D.I.C. does is to put the full faith and credit of the United States government behind every savings account in the nation, up to a limit that has changed over the years and stands now at $100,000."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Faith, Government, Credit, Nation, Now, states, United, Years)

"It is statesmanlike for the administration and Congress to look to our nation's welfare beyond their terms in office."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Congress, Nation, Office, Welfare)

"When the facilities of the government of the United States are drawn on an individual, it can be terrifying."
- Lee J. Cobb
(Related: Government, states, United)

"My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Home, Health, Population, State, states, United)

"Currently, most States do not recognize within their borders concealed carry permits issued in other States."
- Howard Coble
(Related: states)

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Life, Death, America, states, Today, Value)

"It's only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn't seem to appeal very widely."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Life, People, Countries, Interest, states)

"The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost - here, however, primarily because of the United States."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: states, United)

"On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, Leader, Country, March, states, United)

"Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something that some politicians very much wanted to push in the United States without success but in Iraq they do it."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Success, Corporate, Tax, Income, Iraq, Politicians, states, United)

"The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors; two, facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Government, Hope, Nation, Security)

"The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts - even widely known ones - that were outside their limited field of vision."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: War, Vision, Facts, Scientists, states, United)

"When you're out of office, you can be a statesman."
- John Connally
(Related: Office)

"The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Government, People, Rights, states, United)

"They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Care, Obvious, Problems, states, United)

"Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Direction, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, states, United, Will)

"First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: History, American, First, Nation, Past, states, United)

"If you need to put your money in a safe and secure place and you want it to earn interest, Treasury bonds are safer than putting it in any bank as a deposit or putting it anywhere else, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Faith, Government, Money, Credit, Interest, states, United, Want)

"I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Life, Failure, President, states, United)

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

"The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Drinking, Right, states, Support, United, Want)

"Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Family, Government, states)

"But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are."
- John Cornyn
(Related: People, Countries, Fact, Intentions, Now, states, United, World)

"As Taiwan's friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Friend, Democracy, Freedom, Help, states, United)

"For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading partner with the United States, and I anticipate that relationship will prosper."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Friend, states, United, Will)

"The United States transportation system is the envy of the world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Envy, states, United, World)

"We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: War, Fight, Liberals, states, United, Want)

"Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Act, Congress, First, Freedom, Laws, Protection, Speech, states, United)

"There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Time, Ability, France, Germany, Losing, Nations, states, United, Will)

"Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Land, Ocean, Promise, states, United, Wilderness)

"The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Adoption, Constitution, Importance, Opponents, Republicans, states)

"Foreign nationals entering the United States illegally who are taken into custody by the Border Protection Corps or by State or local law enforcement authorities must be promptly delivered to a federal law enforcement authority."
- John Culberson
(Related: Authority, Law, Protection, State, states, United)

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

"God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Peace, God, Politicians, states, United, World)

"The proceedings of this House in 1790, in reference to petitions on the matter of the slave trade, and of slavery in the States, have been cited. It has been said that those petitions were not received."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Slavery, states, Trade)

"You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Adoption, Constitution, Rejection, State, states)

"Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: People, Question, Responsibility, Right, states, United)

"Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, People, Acceptance, Constitution, Rights, states)

"I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Community, Congress, Country, Force, Leaders, states, United)

"Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be - and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Fact, Now, states, United, World)

"But ya have to make videos in the States. Usually ours just look too serious. We haven't got it together."
- Evan Dando
(Related: states)

"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

"In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they were very well supported by the United States."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: states, United, Years)

"And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Fact, states, United, Years)

"Also, people are not often aware of the way the United States' policies influence what happens in places like Haiti or El Salvador or Nicaragua. Or in Columbia right now."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Influence, Now, Right, states, United)

"We must correct the problems and inequities in the way we conduct and decide elections in the United States."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Elections, Problems, states, United)

"The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances."
- David Davis
(Related: War, Men, Peace, People, Circumstances, Constitution, Law, Protection, states, United)

"I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Time, Cities, states)

"Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Act, American, Corporate, Revolution, Self, states, United)

"No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Change, Nature, Society, Lies, states, United, World)

"In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

"Births to illegal immigrants now account for nearly one out of every ten births in the United States."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Now, states, United)

"The Center for Immigration Studies found that illegal immigrants cost the United States taxpayer about $10.4 billion a year. A large part of that expense stems from the babies born each year to illegal immigrants."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Babies, states, United)

"Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't, and they ain't eating."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: People, Baseball, Eating, English, states, Teachers, United, Will)

"As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Truth, Brothers, Daughters, Land, Military, Sisters, Sons, states, United, Will)

"Uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases cost the states more than $16 billion in 2001."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Internet, Sales, states, Taxes)

"The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress is going to stand in the way of science and preclude scientists from doing lifesaving research."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Science, Congress, Research, Scientists, states, United)

"The State Energy Program, it provides grants to States and directs funding to State energy offices. The States use these grants to address their energy priorities, program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Priorities, State, states)

"In short, it is the position of the people of the United States, as expressed by their representatives in Congress, that Israel's fight is our fight. And so shall it be until the last terrorist on earth is in a cell or a cemetery."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: People, Congress, Earth, Fight, Israel, states, United)

"I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Government, Constitution, Job, states, United)

"Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Security, states)

"Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states."
- Demosthenes
(Related: states)

"I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Dream, Example, states, Wildlife)

"In The States I would have no edge, no advantage at all."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: states)

"Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18, and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata, Columbia. And of course, it was during the depression, we were still with our parents, and things were still pretty tough on them back in the United States."
- Martin Denny
(Related: Depression, Parents, Pretty, states, United)

"We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Freedom, Future, Now, Religious, states, Tolerance, United)

"The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer's government."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Government, states, United)

"Take air quality in the United States today: It's about 30 percent better than it was 25 years ago, even though there are now more people driving more cars."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Quality, People, Driving, Now, states, United, Years)

"The United States has long thought of itself as the land of infinite plenty, and historically we did have abundant resources. But now we are gradually exhausting our fisheries, our topsoil, our water. On top of that, we're coming to the end of world resources."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Thought, End, Infinite, Land, Now, states, United, Water, World)

"The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Popular, states, United)

"More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial aviation industry in the United States since 1999."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Aviation, Jobs, states, United)

"We wish to be citizens of the United States or citizens of Puerto Rico. In either case, with all the inherent rights of a natural sovereignty."
- Jose de Diego
(Related: Rights, states, United)

"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Democracy, Politicians, World)

"The United States is the leader of the free world."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Leader, states, United, World)

"I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Time, End, Losing, Play, states, Trade, United)

"As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there."
- John Donne
(Related: Being, Parliament, Quiet, states)

"The only way the Internet will continue to remain the thriving medium it has become today is to keep it under the control of the United States."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Control, Internet, states, Today, United, Will)

"The United States invented the Internet and it has been our gift to the world, paid for by our taxpayers. The U.N.'s desire to take that gift as a means of increasing its power must be stopped."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Power, Desire, Internet, states, United, World)

"Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Science, American, Country, Drinking, Driving, Laws, states)

"There are only two sides to this question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors."
- Stephen Douglas
(Related: War, Man, Question, states, United)

"A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist."
- Will Durant
"Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Tax, Pressure, Republican, State, states, Taxes, Will)

"Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Difference, Russia, states, Today, United)

"But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: President, states, United)

"There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Work, American, Commerce, Community, Marketing, Partnership, State, states, United)

"The point is, once they have a missile that can hit the United States, we are now back in the kind of game we used to worry about with the Soviet Union, only the Soviet Union was more mature about this whole thing than I think the North Koreans will be."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Now, states, United, Will, Worry)

"The whole nuclear thing is a terrible mess and it's hard for me to understand why it is that we, the United States, seem to be the only ones that are really particularly concerned about it and prepared to do something."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: states, United)

"The whole world has changed much since the '80's. In the united States, rap music and country music dominate radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Rap, states, United, World)

"I have lived in the United States for half of my life, my entire adult life."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Life, states, United)

"A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Elegance, Flexibility, Will)

"Often, even after years, mental states once present in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity and without any act of the will; that is, they are reproduced involuntarily."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Act, Consciousness, Present, Spontaneity, states, Will, Years)

"Mental states of every kind, - sensations, feelings, ideas, - which were at one time present in consciousness and then have disappeared from it, have not with their disappearance absolutely ceased to exist."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Time, Feelings, Ideas, Consciousness, Present, Sensations, states)

"But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Countries, Europe, states, Turkey, United, World)

"I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

"No, I believe in the good will of the United States' administration."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: states, United, Will)

"In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Success, Successful, Countries, Mythology, states, United)

"Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Countries, End, Leaders, Poverty, states, United)

"My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Government, Power, Goal, State, states)

"Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Now)

"I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Mind, states, United, Vote)

"The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials."
- John Edwards
(Related: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

"The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time."
- John Edwards
(Related: Time, President, states, United)

"The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Agreement, Open, states, Tests, United, Weapons)

"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Death, War, Enemies, states)

"We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Time, American, Right, Statesmanship)

"The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Government, Time, Connection, Machines, states, United)

"During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Life, Time, Computer, First, states, United)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Consistency)

"We stand with the people of Taiwan and their democratic ways, and I am proud to be a part of reaffirming the unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act by the United States Congress."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: People, Act, Commitment, Congress, states, United)

"Too small is our world to allow discrimination, bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it, let alone in the United States of America."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: America, Bigotry, Discrimination, Intolerance, states, United, World)

"As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s."
- John Engler
(Related: Quality, Country, Debate, School, states)

"All 50 states had the same national economy. And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at, Michigan has moved up and improved against the others."
- John Engler
(Related: Economy, states)

"My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Opportunity, American, states, United, Visit)

"I am aware of the thesis that the United States has long since invested exclusively in stability and this has obviated democratic transformation in the Middle East."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Stability, states, United)

"I thus decided to leave the university forever and tried to find an industrial job in the United States."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Job, states, United, University)

"We're not the States of America; we're the United States of America. If states don't get what they need, we're not going to have a successful plan, period."
- Anna Eshoo
(Related: Successful, America, states, United)

"In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

"When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things - mainly the vitality and the freedoms."
- Harold Evans
(Related: Love, First, states, United, Vitality)

"The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Development, Strength, Balance, France, Help, states, United)

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

"If I were president of the United States, I would include Moslems in my presidency."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Presidency, President, states, United)

"David Lynch was very good, very patient with us, and the reaction in the United States seems pretty good."
- Richard Farnsworth
(Related: Pretty, states, United)

"I started to get very well recognized in the early seventies as the only man in the United States who had been elected three times to the board of NOW in New York City."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Man, Now, states, United)

"Two things Florida can teach the other 49 states: how to make a good margarita and how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane."
- Tom Feeney
"We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Achievement, Chance, End, Russia, states, United, Weapons, Wind, World)

"'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Education, Learning, Potential, School, states, Students)

"The United States has some people in Europe with whom we disagree on this matter and a large number of people in Europe, including governments in Europe, with whom we agree."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: People, Europe, states, United)

"No, the United States does not target civilians."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: states, United)

"We have a substantial number of countries that have pledged and provided all kinds of support for the United States in the event that war becomes necessary in Iraq."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: War, Countries, Iraq, states, Support, United)

"But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Finance, Borrowing, Countries, states, United)

"Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Government, Bombs, states, United)

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

"The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: states, United)

"We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Interest, Russia, states, United)

"We shouldn't discuss the world of tomorrow in terms of becoming a balance to the United States. The real issue is whether the United States will define herself as part of the U.N. system-or not."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Balance, states, Tomorrow, United, Will, World)

"When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: War, Death, Crime, Humanity, states, United)

"I based in Brazil, Sao Paulo, but I come very often to the states, and I travel all over the world."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Travel, Brazil, states, World)

"I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Racing, states, World)

"I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Iraq, News, Public, states, Today, United)

"We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Decisions, Europe, Nation, Nations, states, United)

"The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today's shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror."
- Mark Foley
(Related: War, Danger, Friends, states, Terror, Terrorism, Today, United)

"The travel and tourism industry is the lifeblood of many states around the country - including Florida, California, New York and Nevada, to name a few."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Travel, Country, Name, states)

"Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, including many who are non-Catholic."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Schools, states, Students, United)

"It states, History should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future. It also suggests that this celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States."
- Mark Foley
(Related: History, End, Future, Past, Slavery, states, Understanding, United)

"He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever."
- Michael Foot
(Related: Hope)

"Since the tragedies, the Department of Homeland Security was established to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and most importantly, to share intelligence information among government agencies and departments."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Information, Security, states, United)

"A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Victory, Defeat, President, Propaganda, states, United)

"When I came for the first time to the United States, visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Time, First, states, United)

"Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Growth, Plants, states, Trees)

"What we are witnessing now is a clash of civilisations, not just between states but within them."
- Pim Fortuyn
(Related: Now, states)

"Mr. Speaker, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked, and Britain stood with us. This was not only an attack against America, but against the civilized world; and Britain understood this."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: America, states, United, World)

"Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: War, Fighting, states, Terrorism, United)

"The sad fact is that the same terrorist scenarios, if they occurred in five different States, there could be five different sets of responses to the American people. We need, at a minimum, a level of coordination on communicating threats to the public."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, American, Fact, Public, states)

"First at the outset, let me commend the great men and women of the United States Coast Guard for what they do."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Men, Women, First, states, United)

"The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Argument, Economics, Open, Space, states)

"There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Willpower, Dignity, Doubt, states, United, Want)

"I think it's very important that the United States keeps out of the local electoral process in Mexico."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: states, United)

"I've been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, People, Country, Rest, states)

"Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

"China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Forgiveness, Government, Idea, Apparel, Banks, Manipulation, states, Trade, United)

"First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio."
- Hans Frank
(Related: First, Justice, State, states)

"We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Successful, Forget, professionals)

"If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Constitution, Destruction, Military, states, United, Will)

"I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Alliance, America, Harm, Question, states, United)

"The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Power, states, United)

"It's sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens anywhere in the world, they can count on the United States for help."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Help, states, United, World)

"I have this cozy house here and I get three pensions from the States. I've done nicely."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: states)

"One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Man, Statesmanship)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Successful)

"What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others."
- Carlos Fuentes
(Related: states, United)

"I have strongly rejected the proposal to pardon and transfer her to the United States. I do not have the legal power to pardon terrorists and even if I did, I would not use it."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Legal, Power, states, United)

"To be a statesman, you must first get elected."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: First)

"As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

"To be a statesman, you must first get elected."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: First)

"In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Men, Women, states, United)

"The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant the United States as the world's premier economic power, and if necessary, to defeat us militarily."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Power, Strategy, Defeat, states, United, World)

"More die in the United States of too much food than of too little."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Food, states, United)

"In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Expectation, states, United)

"More than 65,000 horses were slaughtered in the United States in 2004, a 50 percent increase since 2002."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Horses, states, United)

"Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, College, School, states, University)

"Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: People, Cards, Fact, states, United)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"Among other things, the Real ID Act sets minimum security criteria that states would have to meet to have their driver's licenses accepted as identification to board a commercial flight or enter federal facilities."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Act, Security, states)

"We say here that if you fall down in the United States, the ambulance man must feel for your wallet before he feels for your pulse."
- George Galloway
(Related: Man, states, United)

"I am an opponent of Saddam Hussein, but an opponent also, of the sanctions that have killed a million Iraqi children and an opponent of the United States' apparent desire to plunge the Middle East into a new and devastating war."
- George Galloway
(Related: War, Children, Desire, states, United)

"I've had more than 12,000 emails from the United States. It's not easy in the United States to find out the email address of a British parliamentarian."
- George Galloway
(Related: states, United)

"My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Father, Woman)

"Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, England, states, United)

"There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: states, United)

"I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Country, Example, Gain, Respect, Space, states, United)

"If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Government, Name, states, United, Words)

"The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Acting, Employees, Murder, President, states, United)

"In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship."
- Tony Garza
(Related: Friendship, Government, People, Name, President, states, United, Want)

"The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks."
- Charles de Gaulle
"To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege."
- David Geffen
(Related: Work, Privilege, states, United)

"This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

"It is very important for people to understand that the United States of America and no country around the world can devalue its way to prosperity, to be competitive. It is not a viable, feasible strategy, and we will not engage in it."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: People, Strategy, America, Country, Prosperity, states, United, Will, World)

"Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Lie, Crisis, Responsibility, states, United, Years)

"A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Politics)

"The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction."
- Susan George
(Related: Control, Now, Population, states, United)

"In addition, it is very likely that United States action in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Action, Iraq, Open, states, United)

"Had the United States not acted in Iraq, Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have declared his weapons programs, submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Leader, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Acting, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"By ending the Hussein regime, the United States has taken away yet another incubator of terrorism."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Ending, states, Terrorism, United)

"Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Thought, Destruction, Nations, states, United, Weapons)

"The Hussein regime's support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world's most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Appetite, Country, Danger, states, Support, Terrorism, United, Weapons, World)

"United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: American, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United, Will)

"The real problem was not the troops; the real problem was that only the United States had the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes, and then who will pay?"
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: states, Troops, United, Will)

"But definitely, when a decision is taken, or when you are trying to oppose a decision, you are in a weaker position than the member states, because they know more about the situation than you. We gave information, but they never gave us any information."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Decision, Information, states, Trying)

"I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Past, President, states, United, Want)

"The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Fact, Founding, states, United)

"The current system punishes communities which make the investment in creating landfills, only to have them filled by states which refuse to adequately address their waste issues."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Investment, states, Waste)

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

"I am concerned about how to reverse the process by which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite were able to seize power in the United States."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Power, Corporate, Right, states, United)

"My book is focused on the power of the American state, not least because the government of the United States governs so much that the case could be made that everybody around the world ought to have a vote in determining some of its policies."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Government, Power, American, State, states, United, Vote, World)

"America needs to be defended. We need missile defense to better police the skies over the United States."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: America, Defense, Needs, Police, states, United)

"The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: People, Machine, Propaganda, states, United)

"I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Money, states, Taxes, United)

"Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters, two in college. The other one is 16, lives with her mom. I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years, seven facilities in three states."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Mom, College, Daughters, Office, Post, states, Years)

"We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: America, Being, Lawyers, Open, states, Talking, United)

"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

"It is important that the United States move with all deliberate speed to develop and get into usage alternative fuels that will allow us to end our dependence on foreign oil."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Dependence, Oil, states, United, Will)

"It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Legal, Absence, Fraud, states, Voting)

"Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Work, Energy, Pursuit, states, United)

"Further, the United States is moving ahead in the development of clean coal technology. There are vast coal reserves in our country, and when it is burned cleanly, coal can provide a resource to supply a large amount of our energy requirements."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Technology, Development, Country, Energy, states, United)

"Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: People, Driving, states, United)

"The music scene is more competitive in the States."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Music, states)

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."
- Al Gore
(Related: Congress, Internet, Service, states, United)

"Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of landed property to be divided, large estates, crown lands, government land, and the estates held by the monasteries."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Government, Land, Property, Russia)

"Obviously the shift to gas and the need for large amounts of gas in the United States is going to be a major focus of attention on the part of producers."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: Attention, Focus, states, United)

"I think that in the near term the only threat to demand is some form of recession here in the United States."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: states, United)

"Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Life, Consciousness, Sensations, states)

"The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Heart, Doctors, Light, Months, President, states, Today, United)

"The American people should be informed about what kind of capability terrorists have inside the United States. They should be informed of why we are not using information to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists."
- Bob Graham
(Related: People, American, Information, Job, states, United)

"I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief."
- Bob Graham
(Related: First, Tax, Now, states)

"Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Future, states)

"I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Progress, State, states, Trying, Will)

"The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Fashion, Jazz, Names, Now, states, Today)

"I don't think I will ever do any tours again in the United States. I rather think that that's over with."
- Norman Granz
(Related: states, United, Will)

"The bottom line is, there have been a lot of nuts elected to the United States Senate."
- Charles Grassley
(Related: Senate, states, United)

"If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Strategy, Americans, Drugs, states, United)

"Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers. In the United States, we import everything consumers want. So why not pharmaceuticals?"
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Competition, states, United, Want)

"Every citizen or subject of another country, while domiciled here, is within the allegiance and the protection, and consequently subject to the jurisdiction, of the United States."
- Horace Gray
(Related: Country, Protection, states, United)

"I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Rest, states, United)

"As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: War, Europe, Iraq, President, states, United, Wounds)

"Pakistan's being an ally and helping the United States, we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative for the help that's been extended."
- Al Green
(Related: Being, Help, states, United)

"Had Calhoun been advised by me, he would have been the most popular man in the United States."
- Duff Green
(Related: Man, Popular, states, United)

"The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Constitution, Difference, Fact, Lies, Nations, states, United, Words)

"The Constitution of the United States allows us to change; I don't have a problem with that."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Change, Constitution, states, United)

"And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public information becomes one of the most powerful forms of directive statesmanship."
- John Grierson
(Related: Art, Information, Propaganda, Public, Statesmanship)

"Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, People, Future, Tax, Iraq, Nation, Needs, states, Troops, United)

"And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Work, Gardens, Pretty, Restaurants, Shops, states, United, Will)

"Someone's just told me the English are still trying to take over the United States - is that true?"
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: English, states, Trying, United)

"Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Literature, states, Study, Theory, United, Writing)

"A lot of leading countries in the world, including the United States and Russia, have to take their responsibilities much more seriously to ensure we are back on the road to peace and stability."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Peace, Countries, Leading, Road, Russia, Stability, states, United, World)

"It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"President George W. Bush is the first American president to call openly for two-states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Peace, American, First, Israel, Living, Palestine, President, Security)

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

"Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States."
- Marcus A. Hanna
(Related: Now, President, states, United)

"The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Beauty, Laws, Practice, states, Taxes)

"Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Company, states, United, Years)

"States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: People, Question, states, Thinking)

"It was a great time here in the States this year, and definitely I feel like I'm playing well again. I gained a lot of confidence in the last couple of weeks, and I just have to, you know, keep going and keep the momentum now."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Time, Confidence, Now, states)

"A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Horses, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I was quite ready to accept certain restrictions on the United States. After all, there was a great dollar shortage. It was quite clear that the more prosperous Europe became, the more business there would be in the United States."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Business, Europe, states, United)

"While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well."
- Paul Harris
(Related: England, Liberty, Religious, states, Struggle, United)

"If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Experience, Bitterness, Extreme, states, United)

"Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Ancestry, Deed, EnglFact, Liberty, Religious, states, United)

"The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Opinion, President, states, United, Will)

"The President of the United States thinks that for the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: War, Opium, President, states, United)

"The United States have no possessions in the east and do not desire to have any, as other countries do."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Desire, Possessions, states, United)

"When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come to Japan to make treaties, they can be told that such and such a treaty has been made with the ambassador of the United States, and they will rest satisfied with this."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Rest, states, United, Will)

"As the treaty made with the United States was the first treaty entered into by your country with other countries, therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Country, First, President, states, United)

"If you make a treaty first with the United States and settle the matter of the opium trade, England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Change, Desire, EnglFirst, Opium, states, Trade, United)

"In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties were both active and had a relation with each other which was the forerunner of the present system of local government in the Western States."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Present, states)

"Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into the United States through our ports are scanned."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: states, Today, United)

"Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Life, Work, Leader, Friend, America, Influence, Name, Public, Senate, states, Today, United, Will)

"But I am just as appalled that my experience, knowledge, dedication and service relative to defending the United States against biological warfare has been turned against me in connection with the search for the anthrax killer."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Connection, Dedication, Service, states, United)

"This program has been successful in detecting and preventing attacks inside the United States."
- Michael Hayden
(Related: Successful, states, United)

"Today the Internet is run by private sector interests within the United States under the supervision of a nonprofit entity formed by the U.S. Department of Commerce."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Commerce, Internet, states, Today, United)

"The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Country, Fact, Party, President, states, United)

"Well, you know, they were - they were a terrorist group. They - when I was kidnapped they published all of their statements about their war that they declared on the United States."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: War, states, United)

"It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Providence, states, Value)

"The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Influence, Reform, states, United)

"The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Success, America, Building, First, France, Italy, Nations, states, Understanding, United, Will)

"In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Dictatorship, Nationalism, State, states)

"Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, End)

"Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there'"
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Success, First, Lonely, Man, Obvious, states, Support)

"People in the United Kingdom and outside the United States share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn't share with itself."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: People, America, states, United)

"The United States is a beautiful place, you know?"
- Billy Higgins
(Related: states, United)

"The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: History, People, Jazz, Musicians, states, United)

"People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: People, states)

"Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: War, Drugs, Liquor, states)

"In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world. The New York School was nearly a coherent thing-for a minute."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Art, School, states, United, World)

"In its best prewar year, Europe with almost 300 million people had a gross national product of 150 billion dollars. In that same year, the United States with 150 million people had a gross national product of 300 billion dollars."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: People, Europe, states, United)

"The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Country, First, Help, Promise, Promises, Self, states, United)

"Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Change, Father, Europe, Leaders, Man, states, Thinking, United)

"It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: History, Intellectuals, states, United)

"We're only one of a few states that have maintained our Triple-A bond rating from the major rating agencies."
- Bob Holden
(Related: states)

"For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Energy, states, Years)

"Here in the United States, we have between 250 and 300 years of a coal supply. That is more than the amount of recoverable oil contained in the entire world."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Oil, states, United, World, Years)

"One of the biggest development issues in the world is the education of girls. In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted, but not in Africa and the developing countries."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Education, Development, Countries, Europe, Girls, states, United, World)

"Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Time, War, Ireland, Nations, Present, states, United, Years)

"Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Medical, Success, Awareness, Cancer, states, United)

"The fact of the matter is it's very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Fact, President, Republican)

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Government, Action, Body, Congress, Democrats, Osama bin laden, Republicans, states, United)

"It is preposterous that the current members of the United States Senate and all of their predecessors for more than 200 years haven't been able to read the Constitution and do what it says."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Constitution, Senate, states, United, Years)

"Now I have known Sen. Bill Frist, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, since he was born."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Leader, Majority, Now, Senate, states, United)

"I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

"I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Love, states, United, Writing)

"Thousands of people come to LA every year, and some of them just disappear. Somebody gets them. In the States around 100,000 people vanish each year. I don't know what that means. Maybe there's something that just pulls 'em out."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: People, states)

"God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?"
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: God, People, Israel, Possession)

"The race problem in the United States is the type of unpleasant problem which we would rather do without but which refuses to be buried."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Race, states, United)

"For the Gulf States, perhaps no forage crop of which the available seed supply is relatively abundant exceeds the velvet bean in potential value. This legume possesses also the ability to make a crop when planted relatively late."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Ability, Potential, states, Value)

"The importance to the nation of a generously adequate food supply for the coming year cannot be overemphasized, in view of the economic problems which may arise as a result of the entrance of the United States into the war."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, War, Importance, May, Nation, Problems, Result, states, United)

"Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Men, Class, Extreme, states)

"Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common."
- John Howard
(Related: Values, Nations, states, United)

"The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Law, states, United, World)

"The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing, about equality of treatment for all sections of the people, and that is precisely what our movement was about."
- John Hume
(Related: Equality, People, Civil rights, states, Treatment, United)

"The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Concern, Future, Past, Statesmanship)

"I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Americans, Day, states, United, Will)

"A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made in any part of the United States, but in Turkey it takes as many days."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Journey, states, Turkey, United)

"Well, I think the United States first of all has to recognize the world for what it is."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: First, states, United, World)

"I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Direction, Rights, Human rights, Influence, Nations, states, United)

"Normal people don't just wake up in the morning and say I think it'd be a good idea to run for president of the United States."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Idea, President, states, United)

"This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn't be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don't get in at all."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Time, Leader, Job, states, Today, United, World)

"Today, I'm a candidate for the office of president of the United States of America. My kids can't believe I just said that."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: America, Kids, Office, President, states, Today, United)

"I had the trade minister in China sit down as we were preparing for trade negotiations. He said, 'Please don't let people in the United States lose their confidence because when you lose your confidence, the rest of the world suffers'."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Confidence, Rest, states, Trade, United, World)

"So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Brother, Courage, Laughter, states, United)

"We must seek to persuade member states and institutions that better regulation in Europe does not mean cutting health and safety in the workplace, nor does it mean dismantling social standards."
- John Hutton
(Related: Health, Europe, Safety, states)

"There are lots of nations in the world or national peoples who don't yet have states. They're inside someone else's state and they want a state of their own."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: Nations, State, states, Want, World)

"We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Government, People, American, Friends, states, United, Want)

"I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Books, Spain, states, United)

"IT may be proper to observe further, that this Duty is not confined to those who live under any one particular Form of Government: It extends to the Subjects of all regular States, lawfully established."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Duty, May, states)

"Another factor is the decision, made in 1976, to sharply divide the FBI and the foreign intelligence agencies. The FBI would collect within the United States; the foreign intelligence agencies would collect overseas."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Intelligence, Decision, states, United)

"One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Discipline, Army, Question, states, Study, Training, United, World)

"Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Fitness, People, Failure, Grave, Mind, Questions, Senate, states, United)

"We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian oil that is a security threat to the United States."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Addiction, Oil, Security, states, United)

"When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Legal, Family, Fighting, Rights, Law, Man, School, states)

"The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Giving, Iraq, states, United)

"Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

"You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Home, Congress, Fact, states, United, World)

"Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Computers, People, Control, Being, Information, Privacy, states, United, Want)

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Time, Attention, President, states, United)

"Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Money, Power, Public, states, Will)

"It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Power, Constitution, Laws, Practice, President, states, United)

"Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: War, Right, states)

"I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Life, Soul, May, Obligation, states)

"The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Love, Men, People, Body, Country, Desire, Rights, Laws, Liberty, Nothing, states, United)

"Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Control, Corporations, End, Spirit, states, Will)

"This is just the United States. All the rest of the countries, all over the world, are proud of Michael. It's here we have the most trouble out of them."
- Joseph Jackson
(Related: Countries, Rest, states, Trouble, United, World)

"I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Law, Nation, states, United, Wrong)

"The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Death, Being, states, United)

"People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Doubt, Loss, Sense, states, United)

"It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: People, Slavery, states, United, Years)

"The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Development, American, Class, states, United)

"The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Home, War, Achievement, Effort, End, states, United, World, World war, Writing)

"Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: states)

"In the United States, there one feels free... Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Americans, states, United)

"The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what's important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Fact, Friends, Israel, Leaders, states, United, World)

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Right, states)

"I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: America, states, United)

"Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source of revenue and do not have a State income tax."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Tax, Income, Sales, State, states)

"We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Science, Leader, Decisions, states, United, World)

"I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: American, Order, states, United)

"It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Party, Republican, states, United)

"The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Men, God, People, Strength, America, Destiny, Public, Reassurance, states, United, Unity)

"I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Man, Prison, states, United)

"I never knew when I was gong to leave. I might be walking over to a kid's house, then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb and hitchhike across three states."
- Rickie Lee Jones
(Related: states, Walking)

"There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Decision, American, Community, Law, Order, President, states, United)

"And a tiny number of people in a few states make these decisions, and we're left with these options that are increasingly not attractive to the American people."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: People, American, Decisions, Options, states)

"In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Peace, Europe, First, Spirit, states, United, Workers)

"Stuart Davis has more to do with what the United States is like than Hopper."
- Donald Judd
(Related: states, United)

"I recognize very much in Hopper that it does look like the United States; it looks like the 30's and my first impressions of everything, all of which I have to deal with and which gets mixed up in my work and probably gets mixed up in everybody else's work too."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, First, states, United)

"Any confrontation, such as a verbal one with the United States, would be harmful for everybody."
- Alain Juppe
(Related: states, United)

"It's not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: People, Balance, Job, states, United)

"Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: states, Support)

"Cheap labor is not going to be the way we compete in the United States. It's going to be brain power."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Power, Labor, states, United)

"It is a cliche these days to observe that the United States now possesses a global empire - different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless."
- Robert D. Kaplan
(Related: Now, Rome, states, United)

"The entire exhibitions industry in the United States of America has filed for bankruptcy."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: America, states, United)

"Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen."
- John Keats
(Related: Gold, states)

"The fact that so many of your people are today residents and citizens of the United States, lending their influence to our civic and economic life, which has meant so much to our development."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Life, People, Development, Fact, Influence, states, Today, United)

"Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

"I have often heard it said that the United States is isolated and is not interested in European affairs. I assure you that this is not the case."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: states, United)

"Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Society, Flying, Invention, Risk, Space, states, United, World, Worth)

"Yet thousands of slaves throughout the southern states are thus handed over by the masters who own them to masters who do not; and it does not require much demonstration to prove that their estate is not always the more gracious."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: states)

"I've never tried to define my states of mind when I write."
- Adrienne Kennedy
(Related: Mind, states)

"The United States has to move very fast to even stand still."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: states, United)

"If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, President, states, United, Want)

"Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in these areas is declining."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Bachelors, Countries, Engineering, states, Students, United)

"The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Work, Power, People, American, Iraq, Safety, Security, states, Support, Troops, United)

"Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Successful, Countries, states, United)

"In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: American, Depression, Productivity, states, Years)

"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Death, Court, Execution, states, United)

"Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Mind, Nothing, states)

"Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Nature, Man, states, Support, United)

"All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: America, Fact, Nation, Sparrows, states, United)

"It's funny how all of this has worked out - I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Funny, Now, Popular, Pretty, School, states, United, Want)

"Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Home, Men, Women, states, Tennis, United)

"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Beginning, Girls, states, United)

"It's good to be playing one and a half hour again. In the States we played like an hour and when you got onstage it felt like all of a sudden you are already done your set. But now, it feels like we are touring again."
- Kerry King
(Related: Now, states)

"I just saw Jensen the other day. They are gonna be in the States at the same time when we are doing the tour, Se we'll see if we are going to see somewhere."
- Kerry King
(Related: Time, Day, states)

"The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia is going to undermine the security of the United States."
- Peter King
(Related: Dream, Liberal, President, Security, states, United, Utopia)

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States."
- Peter King
(Related: Danger, National security, Present, states, United)

"My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan."
- Peter King
(Related: America, Court, Help, Legislation, states, Trials, United)

"So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Laws, Man, states, Woman)

"This is the time to pull together as a Nation, as different people from all over the States with different perspectives and different social statuses and different income brackets, to unify into one and help those on the ground who need our help the most."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Time, People, Help, Income, Nation, states)

"I always have the feeling in these low states that something good is about to happen. That's when I feel the fullest, the rawest, the closest to myself."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Feeling, states)

"The most important thing that certainly the United States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done is to urge that whatever happens, however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully."
- William Kirby
(Related: Actors, states, United)

"You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime."
- William Kirby
(Related: War, Act, Conflict, Interest, Longevity, Military, Stability, states)

"So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in, unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit, for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would be the last thing that anyone would want."
- William Kirby
(Related: Conflict, Example, states, United, Want)

"When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Growth, Perception, Economy, Jobs, Now, Right, State, states, United)

"I think that there is absolutely no free market in modern industrial states."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: states)

"The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Experience, Vision, Duty, Nation)

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

"Statesmanship is harder than politics. Politics is the art of getting along with people, whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Art, Politics, People, Politicians, Statesmanship)

"I foresee the Chinese ruling the world. What are you going to do to stop it? No president of the United States will ever have enough power to stop the Chinese when they want to take over the world."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Power, President, states, United, Want, Will, World)

"An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible."
- Alfred A. Knopf
(Related: Man, Obvious, states)

"The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Balance, Congress, states, Welfare)

"A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples - in particular the United States of America - fought so that we Germans could live in liberty. That we should never forget."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: America, Forget, Liberty, states, United)

"Banks introduced the installment plan. The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit card changed the shape of life in the United States."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Banks, Credit, states, United)

"I write for a certain sphere of readers in the United States who on average watch seven and a half hours of multichannel television per day."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Day, states, Television, United)

"Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Fact, Humanity, states, United, World)

"I have to thank the People, the Congress, and the Government of the United States for my liberation."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Government, People, Congress, states, United)

"I wasn't the kind of person that liked waiting for autographs or following them, I just liked to go to the shows, study their records, driving many, many hours to different states to go to concerts."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Driving, states, Study, Waiting)

"I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, Care, Debate, Public, states)

"I am running for President of the United States to enable the Goddess of Peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Peace, Children, Country, President, Running, states, United, World)

"Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the United States of any of its neighboring nations."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: American, Americans, President, State, states, United, Visit, Years)

"And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Friendship, History, Strategy, Future, Partnership, states, United, Want)

"By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: states, Troops, United, Vietnam)

"But unlike European countries, America has never finished a map of the United States, only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there."
- William Labov
(Related: America, Countries, states, United)

"And instead of getting a pepper-and-salt effect, we find very clear and sharp divisions between the dialects of the United States, which are getting more different from each other as time goes on."
- William Labov
(Related: Time, Effect, states, United)

"I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Life, Time, Building, Growing up, Loss, Parents, Sense, states, United)

"By 2010, Africa could be providing the United States with as many oil imports as the Middle East."
- Anthony Lake
(Related: Oil, states, United)

"Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition - the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Time, War, End, Leading, states, United, Will)

"There is nothing here that's broken that can't be fixed, but it won't happen on its own. It's going to require a huge lift by the entire country of the United States of America and people on the ground taking personal responsibility for themselves. You cannot take it as a fait accompli that the city's going to come back."
- Mitch Landrieu
(Related: People, America, Country, Nothing, Responsibility, states, United)

"No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: State, states)

"The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, states, World)

"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, State, states, World)

"The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Power, Right, State, states, Wage)

"In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the formation of states and the regulation of their frontiers according to a consciously national program."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Peace, War, states, World, World war)

"Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Anger, Faith, Government, Financial, Military, Popular, Resentment, states, Support, United)

"Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Business, Sports, Illusion, Innocence, states, United)

"Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country. The drug's use is spreading across the United States."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Country, states, United)

"If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Day, End, Labor, states, United, Weekend)

"I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct, and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States, when properly questioned."
- Henry Laurens
(Related: Present, states)

"I am a subject of the British Crown, but whenever I have to choose between the interests of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the interests of my country are identical with those of the United States of America."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: America, Canada, Country, England, states, United)

"It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking your help and assistance, but simply the man."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Friend, Help, Man)

"Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell."
- Irving Layton
(Related: Canada, Hell, Right, states, United)

"When I look at Social Security, I consider it the most important social program in the United States, arguably the most successful program in the world."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Successful, Security, states, United, World)

"There have been 111 Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States. Only three have been women. If she is confirmed, Solicitor General Kagan will bring the Supreme Court to an historical high-water mark, with three women concurrently serving as Justices."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Women, Court, states, United, Will)

"I would be with those who say the hierarchy in the United States has badly mishandled this whole situation."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: states, United)

"As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: Democracy, Sleep, states, Years)

"I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: Action, Military, states, Terrorism, United, Will)

"My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Family, Love, American, Blood, Irish, Parents, states, United)

"Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode?"
- David Letterman
(Related: God, Bombs, Night, states, United)

"Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called Coach in the United States. We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used to get laughs and things."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Actor, Coach, states, United)

"The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history, had the most junkies of any country ever in the world - right after the Civil War. The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had."
- Al Lewis
(Related: History, War, America, Country, Right, states, United, World)

"We had several hits in the States but probably only one big one in Europe. The crowds are smaller."
- Huey Lewis
(Related: Crowds, Europe, states)

"On the acquisition of Louisiana, in the year 1803, the attention of the government of the United States, was early directed towards exploring and improving the new territory."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Government, Attention, states, United)

"The provisions contained in this plan will ensure that the United States has the infrastructure necessary to meet energy needs through future decades, easing dependence on unpredictable foreign oil markets, and creating thousands of new jobs for American workers."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: American, Dependence, Energy, Future, Jobs, Needs, Oil, states, United, Will, Workers)

"I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Home, Country, states, United)

"In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)

"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Power, Development, Danger, Day, states, United, Weapons)

"We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace - building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Goal, Americans, Building, Community, Iraq, states, United)

"Imperialism is not the creation of any one or any one group of states."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Creation, states)

"It may sound terrible, but I often say that the military saved me from a conventional life in the United States and I've never really thanked them for it, because I haven't exactly been pro-military in my work."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Life, Work, May, Military, Sound, states, United)

"Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States.' Ladies and gentlemen, torture in the United States has always been illegal."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, states, United)

"Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Love, People, America, Americans, states, United, Victims)

"If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then."
- John Linder
(Related: War, Fathers, Founding, Now, states, Today, United)

"We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Credibility, Reform, Security, states)

"To properly reflect the changes of the world and of the UN, with its growing number of member states, we would like to see an enlargement of the SC that gives room for new members, not least developing countries."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Countries, states, World)

"The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Peace, Development, Community, Conflict, Law, Needs, Solution)

"States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Education, People, Development, Decision, Growth, Benefits, Responsibility, Rules, states)

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

"Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Politicians)

"The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Being, Opposition)

"Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Progress, Statesmanship)

"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom."
- John Locke
(Related: End, Freedom, Law, states)

"Look at the United States today. We have made mistakes in the past. We have had shortcomings. We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Future, Mistakes, Past, states, Today, United)

"I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Nations, states, United)

"Contrast the United States with any country on the face of the earth today and ask yourself whether the situation of the United States is not the best to be found."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Contrast, Country, Earth, states, Today, United)

"If that for which the Spanish Empire has stood since the days of Charles V is right, then everything for which the United States stands and has always stood is wrong."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Right, states, United, Wrong)

"The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Power, Hope, Europe, Existence, Nations, Quarrels, states, United, Will, World)

"The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Independence, Possession, states, United, World)

"Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: War, Peace, Civilization, Country, Exercise, Independence, Humanity, Influence, Liberty, Now, states, United)

"As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: American, Americans, May, states, United)

"The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: America, Jazz, states, United, World)

"Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God."
- Trent Lott
(Related: God, Values, Americans, Being, Hollywood, Media, states)

"The United States of America have taken their name from the United States of the Netherlands."
- Seth Low
(Related: America, Name, states, United)

"Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)

"Eighty-six percent of the gun death of children under the age of 14 internationally is right here in the United States of America. It is madness."
- Nita Lowey
(Related: Age, Death, America, Children, Madness, Right, states, United)

"I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Friendship, Russia, states, United)

"The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Power, Conflict, Cure, Disease, Humanity, Poverty, Responsibility, states, United)

"War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it."
- Martin Luther
(Related: War, Religion, Humanity, states)

"I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Sound, states, United)

"I've seen every highway in the United States, and they all look alike to me."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: states, United)

"What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Losing, Nation, Old, Traditions)

"The State Film Authority will be there for film as industry only, as is the case in all the other states, except Victoria. Victoria is moving more now into supporting non-commercial films."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Authority, Film, Now, State, states, Will)

"The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Laws, State, states)

"If the United States leads a multinational force into Iraq without United Nations backing, Canada should fight beside its neighbour. We've gone from being a middle power to a muddle power on this one."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Power, Being, Canada, Fight, Force, Iraq, Nations, states, United)

"I've done Graham Norton's show three times now. He tackles taboos and subject matter that wouldn't make it past the censors in the States."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Now, Past, states)

"At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Home)

"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."
- James Madison
(Related: Hope, Constitution, Example, Liberty, states, Wonder, World)

"A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States."
- James Madison
(Related: Happiness, Liberty, states, United)

"These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history."
- Ferenc Madl
(Related: History, Society, People, Actions, Blood, states, United)

"It was post war. It was very gray, very dreary. Everything was still rationed when I first saw the United States in 1951. I went over to visit my sister who was a war bride."
- John Mahoney
(Related: War, Sister, First, Post, states, United, Visit)

"And then I went to visit my sister in the states and all of a sudden it was just like, it's like... it's like the movie Wizard of Oz when all of a sudden it changes from Black and White to glorious Technicolor."
- John Mahoney
(Related: Sister, states, Visit)

"The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Nature, states, United)

"By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: states, Temptation, United, World)

"I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life, but the United States are big. So, if you have a lot of people there, the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Life, People, American, Blame, states, United)

"Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving movie palaces in the United States, yet most residents have never been inside one of them."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: states, United)

"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: America, Elections, states, United, Want)

"I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Israel, states)

"Congress requires states to draw single-member districts."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Congress, states)

"There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States."
- Preston Manning
(Related: American, Media, Politicians, School, states, United)

"Since September 11, 2001, the powerful coalition of nations, led by the United States, has seen many successes against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. It is imperative that we remain united and steadfast in the quest to defeat terrorism around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Defeat, Nations, Quest, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would have empowered Congress to make desecration of the United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Congress, states, United, Vote)

"My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Parents, President, states, United, Want)

"Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Military, states, United)

"The rebuilding of New Orleans is an important point in the history of the United States."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: History, states, United)

"The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states."
- Burke Marshall
(Related: Death, American, Justice, Law, State, states)

"A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Mother, Goal, Baby, Challenge, Rights, State, states, United, Worth)

"I really believed that if I could play that character, who is grounded in the earth and the history of the United States - not the kind of role I usually play - it would help me change the perception out there and my own perception of what I can accomplish as a performer."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Change, History, Character, Perception, Earth, Help, Play, states, United)

"From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Government, Time, Country, Freedom, National security, Stability, states, United)

"Western States keep playing with, and around, Russia."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: Russia, states)

"As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union."
- George Mason
(Related: Strength, states, Trade, Value, Weakness)

"The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind."
- George Mason
(Related: Mankind, states, Trade)

"I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it, would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue for the United States to be involved in."
- Bob Matsui
(Related: Consequences, Slavery, states, United)

"I was six months old at the time that I was taken, with my mother and father, from Sacramento, California, and placed in internment camps in the United States."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Time, Mother, Father, Months, Old, states, United)

"I have to say that it's very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Act, Countries, Past, states, United)

"The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Crime, states, United)

"Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her."
- John McCain
(Related: Experience, Senate, states, Today, United)

"Currently, the United States provides 22 percent of the U.N. annual budgets, over $900 million in fiscal year 2007, and some of that funding goes to the Human Rights Council."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Budgets, Rights, Human rights, states, United)

"In my home State of Texas, the Port of Houston operates as the United States' top port for foreign tonnage and our second largest for total tonnage, so I know how important this bill is for the protection of the American people."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Home, People, American, Houston, Protection, State, states, United)

"One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Media, Now, states, United, Variety)

"The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Reform, states, United)

"There are a lot of messages that need to be sent to the criminal who is out there dealing in this on the streets of the United States. We need to send the message of swiftness and certain punishment."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Punishment, states, United)

"He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back... I went to his funeral in Belfast."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Work, Mother, states)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Internet, Journalism, Plagiarism, states, United, Will)

"It means a lot to be back in New York. Particularly since one of the last senior event scheduled in the States was supposed to be here in New York. We were supposed to play in Central Park right after 9-11 and when 9-11 happened obviously things changed."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Play, Right, states)

"To be involved in a senior tournament back in the States is very satisfying."
- John McEnroe
(Related: states)

"I did about a 100 concerts this year. All over the United States. We're cutting back next year to about 40. We generate money for an organization called Mercy Corps."
- Barry McGuire
(Related: Money, Mercy, states, United)

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

"We should not be afraid to speak the truth to our powerful friend the United States."
- Julian McMahon
(Related: Truth, Friend, states, United)

"When I'm on vacation here in the States, I can do all kinds of stuff; I can train and keep busy."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: states, Vacation)

"Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Science, American, School, states, Students, Study, United)

"Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: People, Tax, Income, Sales, State, states, Taxes, Washington)

"Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Conscience, Sanity, states, United)

"It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Hope, America, Duty, Effort, Ireland, Liberty, states, Succeed, Support, United)

"Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Leadership, President, states, United, Vice)

"Regrettably, it has become clear that torture of detainees in United States custody is not limited to Abu Ghraib or even Iraq. Since Abu Ghraib, there have been increasing reports of torture."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Iraq, states, United)

"Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: State, states, United)

"Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?"
- Herman Melville
(Related: Nature, Quality, states)

"Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Development, America, Challenge, Diplomacy, states, Trouble, United, Will)

"We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border patrol to a foreign government. We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States, either."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Government, Service, states, United)

"One of the first things I did was interview the President of the United States. Some people work their whole lives and can't interview someone of that stature."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Work, People, First, President, states, United)

"In the United States I have always believed that there was a big difference between Conservative and stupid. Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute."
- Rick Mercer
(Related: Conservative, Difference, states, United)

"I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government - the Kennedy administration at that time - into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen."
- James H. Meredith
(Related: Government, Time, War, Day, Force, Rights, Military, states, United)

"In the United States in 2009, more than 10.2 billion trips were taken on transit trains and buses. So far, the nation has not experienced a major transit attack since Sept. 11, but the March 2010 Moscow subway bombings and earlier train attacks in London and Mumbai show that we must be prepared."
- John Mica
(Related: London, March, Nation, states, United)

"Poland is an ally of the United States of America. It was our duty to show that we are a reliable, loyal, and predictable ally. America needed our help, and we had to give it."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: America, Duty, Help, states, United)

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

"I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: First, states, United)

"The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part of the United States to another; neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people, either upon or beyond the Indian reservations."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: People, states, United)

"The White House looked into a plan that would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The plan called for a million Mexicans to marry a million of our ugliest citizens."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: states, United)

"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)

"The price of crude oil accounts for 55 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline, driven by global supply and demand. The United States depends on foreign sources of oil for 62 percent of our nation's supply. By 2010, this is projected to jump to 75 percent."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Nation, Oil, states, United)

"In the United States, oil demand is projected to grow by 340,000 barrels per day this year and gasoline demand is projected to grow nearly two percent, averaging 9.3 million barrels per day for the summer."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Day, Oil, states, Summer, United)

"California has the highest number of illegal immigrants residing in its borders. The estimated number of illegal alien residents in California was about 2.2 million, or nearly 32 percent of the total number of illegal immigrants in the United States."
- Gary Miller
(Related: states, United)

"An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Population, 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)

"What is good for Alaska is good for the country. Transferring power from the federal government to the states provides opportunity to all states, not just Alaska."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Opportunity, Country, states)

"But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Opportunity, Economy, Extreme, Giving, states)

"The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Love, Peace, People, Aggression, Freedom, Independence, Man, states, United)

"It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Time, Talent, Canada, Girls, states, United)

"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)

"I was the United States Attorney for Maine for three years, and then was appointed a federal judge."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: states, United, Years)

"My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died - we're not sure - either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Mother, Father, Son, Boston, Ireland, Parents, states, United)

"What is good about the United States is the sense that you can disagree with the government and not be seen as unpatriotic, although many in the government will try to make you seem unpatriotic."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Government, Sense, states, United, Will)

"My mother was an immigrant from Lebanon to the United States. She came when she was 18 years old in 1920."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Mother, Old, states, United, Years)

"The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Doctors, Lawyers, Poets, Soldiers)

"They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: People, Media, News, Newspapers, states, United)

"The best performers in Europe are those who use their welfare states to help people adjust to change."
- John Monks
(Related: Change, People, Europe, Help, states, Welfare)

"By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men - infantry, artillery, and cavalry."
- James Monroe
(Related: Men, War, Force, May, states)

"From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of lands on conditions very favorable to the United States, and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves."
- James Monroe
(Related: Country, states, United)

"I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Blessings, Fools, Hate, Titles)

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

"The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare."
- John Moody
(Related: France, states, United)

"When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period."
- John Moody
(Related: First, states, United)

"Yet, in 1850 nearly all the railroads in the United States lay east of the Mississippi River, and all of them, even when they were physically mere extensions of one another, were separately owned and separately managed."
- John Moody
(Related: states, United)

"The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad."
- John Moody
(Related: Inventions, Result, states, Today, United)

"In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time - the steamboat, the canal boat, and the rail car."
- John Moody
(Related: Car, Time, Appearance, canal, states, United)

"I don't mind being a permanent nightmare for the United States."
- Evo Morales
(Related: Being, Mind, states, United)

"The welfare system in the United States is vile."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: states, United, Welfare)

"The same contingencies of time and space that force a statesman or soldier to make decisions, impel the historian, though with less urgency, to make up his mind."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Time, Decisions, Force, Mind, Space)

"You may have heard that back in the States there are some people who are smoking grass. I don't know how you feel, but it's sure easier than cutting the stuff."
- Pat Morita
(Related: People, May, Smoking, states)

"I also believe that member states of the United Nations should live up their obligations to pay their dues."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Nations, states, United)

"Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world. The single statesman, in that literal sense, who is not solving all his problems with guns. It's truly unbelievable."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Problems, Sense, World)

"When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Race, states, United)

"The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Family, Measure, Past, states, United, Welfare)

"In the United States, it's the mandate of the FBI to gather information relating to terrorism, go out and collect it, to do the interviews, to do the investigative work."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Work, Information, states, Terrorism, United)

"What we bring to the table is not only our 56 field offices in the United States and our number of resident agencies, but also we have 45 legal attaches overseas."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Legal, states, United)

"The FBI's principal priority right now is protecting the United States against another terrorist attack."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Now, Right, states, United)

"But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Law, states, United, Years)

"If you look at the 19 hijackers who came to the United States in Sept. 11 to commit those acts, if you'd looked at them before they got onto a plane, you could probably say the same thing. There were various levels of expertise, various levels of competence."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Competence, Expertise, states, United)

"The biggest trading partner of the United States is not West Germany or Japan, it's right here."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Germany, Right, states, United)

"So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Control, President, states, United, Washington)

"Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're still-born."
- Hector Hugh Munro
"The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Men, Women, Gratitude, America, Dedication, Force, Freedom, Mission, states, United)

"Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole United States Senate that is computer literate!"
- Patty Murray
(Related: Computer, Senate, Senators, states, United)

"If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Control, Balance, Congress, Republican, Republicans, Senate, states, United, Will)

"It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Nature, War, Detail, states)

"Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation."
- Fatos Nano
(Related: Globalization, Nation, states, Today)

"I have long been a proponent of a guest-worker program between the United States and Mexico, and in particular I have proposed that Arizona would be an ideal location for a pilot project."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Guest, Project, states, United)

"The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Jobs, Losing, states, United)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"Would you allow a people to come from somewhere else and occupy a part of the United States, and set up an independent state, and, after 50 years, you would not be able to stay on this land?"
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: People, Land, State, states, United, Years)

"My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, Parents, states, United, World, Years)

"People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Sports, People, Girls, Sexuality, states)

"Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling for boycotts of the United States and its products."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Muslim, states, United)

"But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Sex, Adultery, Argument, Crime, states)

"Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Career, Right, states, United, Years)

"Influenza is a serious disease. Kids die of influenza, both in Japan and the United States, and if you give a drug to people who are at risk of dying, there will be people who die who got the drug,... There is no signal the drug is doing it as opposed to the disease."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: People, Disease, Dying, Kids, Risk, states, United, Will)

"Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Marriage, People, Gentleman, State, states, Woman)

"Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands to not only increase the United States' oil reserves by nearly 50 percent, but it will create thousands of good U.S. jobs."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Jobs, Oil, states, United, Wildlife, Will)

"They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity, they have better access to technology and they are a successful country."
- Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
(Related: Technology, Successful, Country, Help, states, United)

"And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Leadership, Freedom, Religious, states, Talking, United, World)

"I still happen to think the United States is the greatest place in the world to invest."
- Don Nickles
(Related: states, United, World)

"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Education, Cooking, Public, Reason, states, Will)

"I have some friends, colleagues here at the Karolinska Institute and even in the United States and many other countries too, because we are working together as scientists."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Countries, Friends, Scientists, states, United)

"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Travel, states)

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Life, People, State, states)

"If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?"
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: states, United, World)

"Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States, especially those situated upon the public lands."
- George William Norris
(Related: Conservation, Oil, Public, states, United)

"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."
- Alex North
(Related: Society, Countries, Culture, states, Turkey, United)

"Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States."
- Oliver North
(Related: People, Military, Name, states, Today, United)

"I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one."
- Oliver North
(Related: America, Order, states, United, Years)

"If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Related: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

"The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Authority, Court, states, United)

"We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Churches, Leaders, states, United)

"We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Act, President, Senate, states, United, Wishes)

"States. Of course, I'm speaking only from memory."
- Edgar Wilson Nye
(Related: Memory, states)

"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Conservative, Liberal, states, United)

"There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, People, America, Iraq, Stars, states, United)

"The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, Islam, states, United, Will)

"The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Muslim, Americans, Country, states, United)

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Conservative, Liberal, states, United)

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Negative, Islam, Fight, President, Responsibility, states, United)

"Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Months, Now, states, United)

"Let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we are going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Community, Country, Meetings, Presidency, states, United)

"We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page."
- Barack Obama
(Related: History, Time, War, People, Civilization, Belief, Beginning, Iraq, Now, Remarkable, Responsibility, states, United)

"When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Nature, First, Mind, National security, states, Terrorism)

"We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, Coach, Friends, Gay, Libraries, states, Worship)

"One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Act, Responsibility, states, United)

"And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, People, American, May, Names, Nation, President, states, United, Will)

"Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn't have that formula if a majority of the states didn't like it, and they have the majority of the votes."
- David Obey
(Related: Formula, Majority, State, states)

"The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Thought, Abortion, Mail, states, United, Woman)

"John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: states, United)

"You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)

"Right now, the Anglo people are desperately trying to hold on to the United States, like they tried to hold on to Africa."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: People, Now, Right, states, Trying, United)

"The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Constitution, Court, Rights, states, United)

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

"The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Sheep)

"As for the United States' future in Afghanistan, it will be fire and hell and total defeat, God willing, as it was for their predecessors - the Soviets and, before them, the British."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, Afghanistan, Defeat, Fire, Future, Hell, states, United, Will)

"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian."
- Robert Orben
(Related: states, United)

"As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have made the world so small and nations so dependent on each other that the only alternative to war is the United States of the World."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Nations, states, United, World)

"During the last war when there was a market for everything that could be produced, the production capacity of Canada and the United States, which were outside the battle area, increased one hundred percent."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Battle, Canada, Production, states, United)

"Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country."
- Daniel Ortega
(Related: Country, states, United)

"To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Challenge, Minority, states, United)

"They have found absolutely nothing to connect us with the Communist Party of the United States. In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist, as I said I do not belong to any other organization."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Nothing, Party, Question, states, United)

"Mr Johnson should remember that I am not just anyone and that he is only president of the United States by the grace of my son's action."
- Marguerite Oswald
(Related: Son, Action, Grace, President, states, United)

"It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Men, Power, Act, Freedom, Race, Statesmanship)

"As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Focus, states, United)

"We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)

"You know, there are only about 10 people in the United States that have ever argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court, this man has won 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He's an overwhelming choice."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: People, Choice, Court, Man, states, United)

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

"One of the things about leadership is that you've got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you've got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Needs, President, states, United, Want)

"The life of states cannot, any more than the life of individuals, be conditioned by the force and the will of a unit, however powerful, but by the consensus of a group, which must one day include all states."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Life, Day, Force, states, Will)

"Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Power, Destruction, State, states, Today)

"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: Education, People, Character, Strength, Destruction, Gold, states, United, Weapons)

"The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States."
- Leonard Peltier
(Related: Government, Constitution, Innocence, Now, states, United)

"For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Congress, Security, states, Taxes, United, Years)

"What I want the Congress of the United States to do, and frankly what I would like to see the President of the United States of America do, is speak a word of support to the people of Iran."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, America, Congress, President, states, Support, United, Want, Word)

"If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world."
- Claude Pepper
(Related: Country, Politicians, states, Thinking, United, World)

"So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful."
- John Perkins
(Related: Successful, Country, Debt, Interest, states, United)

"About 1900 my parents came to the United States as children from what was then the Polish area of Russia."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Children, Parents, Russia, states, United)

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, American, Question, Rules, states, United, Will)

"Texas created more jobs in 2008 than the rest of the states - combined."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Jobs, Rest, states)

"Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Jobs, states, Taxation)

"Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences... We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating."
- William J. Perry
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, First, states, United)

"You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Truth, Hope, American, Presidency)

"In states where no regulation exists, anyone is permitted to perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures, sometimes after just a few weeks of on-the-job training."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, states, Therapy, Training)

"The CARE bill is an important piece of patient-care legislation. It will improve the quality of radiologic procedures performed throughout the United States as well as assist in reducing the cost incurred by the Federal government for these procedures."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Government, Quality, Care, Legislation, states, United, Will)

"Every year, more than 300 million x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other medical imaging exams are performed in the United States, and seven out of 10 people undergo some type of radiologic procedure."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, People, states, United)

"Among various demands and charges I gave them, was, that the said flag should be delivered to me, and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Flags, states, United)

"In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Character, Army, states, United)

"I'm absolutely convinced of that. Israel is the representative of the United States in that part of the world. Its policies are so integrated with American policies that they use the same language."
- John Pilger
(Related: American, Israel, Language, states, United, World)

"Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed."
- John Pilger
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Military, Murder, states, United)

"While The United States is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen, it is also the most detested nation that the world has ever known."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Nation, states, United, World)

"There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Absence, America, Court, states, United, World)

"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands."
- Plato
(Related: Power, End, Humanity, Kings, Now, Philosophy, states, Will, World)

"States are as the men, they grow out of human characters."
- Plato
(Related: Men, states)

"I knew from the beginning that privacy was going to be a huge issue, especially with regard to applying Total Information Awareness in counterterrorism. Because if the technology development was successful, a logical place to apply it was inside the United States."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Technology, Successful, Development, Awareness, Beginning, Information, Privacy, states, United)

"Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the representatives of the States and of the people are again brought together to deliberate for the public good."
- James K. Polk
(Related: God, People, Providence, Public, states)

"Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States."
- James K. Polk
(Related: People, Action, Necessity, Party, President, Principles, states, United)

"But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Europe, Hollywood, states, United)

"I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Abortion, states)

"I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Police, states)

"The United States Jewish population has made many vital contributions in all areas of our society in such ways as helping to develop the cultural, scientific, political and economic life of our country."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Life, Society, Country, Population, states, United)

"We need to make sure that the fast-growing States and the balance of States in this country have as much information as available because I cannot imagine the pain as a parent myself of having my child molested by someone in our schools."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Balance, Country, Information, Pain, Schools, states)

"In fact, 37 percent of all United States Nobel Prize winners in the 20th century have been representatives of the Jewish community."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Community, Fact, states, United)

"Jewish immigration in the 20th century was fueled by the Holocaust, which destroyed most of the European Jewish community. The migration made the United States the home of the largest Jewish population in the world."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Home, Community, Population, states, United, World)

"Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that our efficient relief effort has significantly improved the image of the United States among the Pakistani people."
- Jon Porter
(Related: People, American, Effort, states, United)

"As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country, we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year, close to 5,000 support staff and faculty."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Congress, Country, states, Support, Teachers)

"And as a Member of this body, I believe firmly that States do have rights, and I believe that local communities have rights, and they have made decisions to allow these businesses to prosper as they are a big part of their economy."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Body, Decisions, Economy, Rights, states)

"I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home to more wild horses than all other states combined."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Home, Horses, State, states)

"The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world."
- Colin Powell
(Related: states, United, World)

"The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Peace, Power, Action, Security, states, United, Will)

"Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of other countries around the world... per year, Australians do see more films."
- David Pratt
(Related: Countries, states, United, World)

"You have to remember that when I met Elvis, you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Germany, Growing up, states, Today)

"I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Order, states, Teaching, United, University)

"I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Business, America, Publishing, states, United, Writers)

"Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England - where liberal value have deep historic roots."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Deep, England, Liberal, Russia, states, United, Value, Will)

"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Right, states, United)

"Japan is an important ally of ours. Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity, 60 percent of the GNP, two countries. That's a statement in and of itself."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Countries, states, United)

"This election is about who's going to be the next President of the United States!"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President, United)

"It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Power, Belief, Radical, Right, states, United, Years)

"I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: HusbBible, Being, First, President, Public, Saying, Silly, states, United, Washington)

"Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Change, Peace, Aggression, Countries, Crisis, states, United)

"The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Israel, states, Struggle, United, Weapons, Will)

"On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Day, Enemies, Ideology, Nation, Osama bin laden, states, United)

"The United States, for a French citizen, is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe, along with most Europeans, our freedom."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Friend, Freedom, states, United)

"The United States is a big country but unfortunately it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting the greatness of the country."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Greatness, Country, states, United)