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Kendrick Meek Quotes

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Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent
on the trade and commerce that our ports provide,
and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
- Kendrick Meek

Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important
that we look not only at prescription drugs,
but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care.
- Kendrick Meek

Making sure that health care is affordable for every American.
I think that is very, very important.
- Kendrick Meek

The Coalition for International Justice estimated that
450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly
genocide began some three years ago.
- Kendrick Meek

 

Port Security is one of our weakest security links,
and it must be one of our highest priorities.
- Kendrick Meek

We can make a difference.
We can save lives.
We can stop the genocide.
- Kendrick Meek

The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class
size limits in Florida to make sure that the State
pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
- Kendrick Meek

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We have an immigration system in this country that not only doesn't work,
in many cases it doesn't even make any sense.
- Kendrick Meek

We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on
Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping
force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur.
- Kendrick Meek

I think it is important also to recognize that our
Customs border protection officers who secure our borders
and conduct inspections of people in vehicles and cargo
are also facing staffing shortages.
- Kendrick Meek

This election marks a significant moment in Haiti;
it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy,
but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character
of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace,
reconciliation, and prosperity.
- Kendrick Meek

It is sad that the Republican leadership is not as
interested as they say they are in protecting the institution
of marriage as they are in waging a campaign to divide
and distract the American people from the real issues
that need to be addressed.
- Kendrick Meek

For Members of Congress, we are saying here on the
Democratic side of the aisle we are not going to vote
for another pay increase for Members of Congress until
the American people get an increase.
- Kendrick Meek

Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the
House but also the Senate has asked the President for
a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue
of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can
bring families together in the very near future.
- Kendrick Meek

In all, dozens upon dozens of groups and organizations
have prioritized stopping the killing in Darfur before
there is no one left to be killed.
It is high time that we, the U.S.
Congress, join our name to that list.
- Kendrick Meek

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship
is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage,
yet the Republican leadership has done precious little
to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.
- Kendrick Meek

Mrs.
Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation
of American society and inspired generations of civil
rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every
American facing legal discrimination in this country.
- Kendrick Meek

I want to share with the American people that President
Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have
borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations.
That is selling our country to other nations because
of the spending that is going on.
- Kendrick Meek

The Second World War claimed tens of millions of victims.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

There is no progress whatever.
Everything is just the same as it was thousands,
and tens of thousands, of years ago.
The outward form changes.
The essence does not change.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill
ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it
was tens of millions of American's who were saying,
'Stop!'
- John Boehner

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still
do need a bit of an awakening.
- Bill Hybels

Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction.
It's not 3,000.
It's tens of thousands of innocent men,
women and children.
- Donald Rumsfeld

We know darned well that in Bosnia, certain governments
and the secretary had said tens of thousands are needed
in Srebrenica and those people were never provided.
- Alex Morrison

Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American
troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.
- Jan Schakowsky

Soccer riots kill at most tens.
Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions.
- John McCarthy

No sociologist should think himself too good,
even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite
trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time.
- Max Weber

We must join with the tens of millions all over the
world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.
- Paul Robeson

The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands
of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America.
- Robert Mueller

I got a kick out of having a big bankroll in my pocket.
Even if I only made a couple hundred dollars,
I'd always keep it in fives and tens so it'd look big.
- Mickey Cohen

If liberals want to send tens of millions of dollars down the drain,
I have no problem with that.
- Paul Weyrich

Well, we can't afford blindness anymore.
There are tens of thousands of thugs who loathe liberty and love death,
and want to annihilate Western civilization.
- Tony Snow

Gay men in L.A.
are all a bunch of tens looking for an eleven.
- Zach Braff

Tens of billions of dollars could be saved in Medicare
and Medicaid alone by eliminate fraud and improving patient care.
Not only would this save money, but it will save lives.
- Tim Murphy

As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars,
how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments?
Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945.
- Joseph Rotblat

Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break
the chains of British tyranny so that the principles
of our Declaration of Independence could take fold
and flourish in the birth of a new nation.
- Jim Gerlach

But you say, does it represent change? The change is
that we are fighting an insurance industry that has
killed health reform for generations.
They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill,
and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.
- David Axelrod

Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs.
And it is true that for many years we have had one
of the best social service systems in the world.
Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of
tens of thousands of Canadian families.
- Kim Campbell

When a nominee for the Supreme Court,
one of only nine lifetime appointments,
makes an overtly brazen racist comment about tens of
millions of American citizens,
we don't need lectures.
What we need to do is to confront her with what she
said and what it says about her.
- Rush Limbaugh

It's true that the original idea was mine,
but what you see today is the work of probably tens
of thousands of the world's best engineers,
all concentrating on improving the product,
reducing the cost, things of that sort.
- Jack Kilby

While we have entertained the contention that a deed
may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches,
thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets,
we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will
not necessarily have such an effect.
- Johann Most

During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education
there was terrific progress.
Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially.
During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.
- Jonathan Kozol

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria,
the organization that I created to fight the French army,
was at first a small movement of nothing at all.
We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria,
a territory that is five times the size of France.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad
but the tens of thousands of thieves -
they came in families and cruised the city in trucks
and cars searching for booty -
seem to have a different idea what liberation means.
- Robert Fisk

The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse
just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 -
only this time,
it's not just one giant insurance company (and its
banking counterparties) facing disaster,
it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
- Arianna Huffington

Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that
thousands and tens of thousands of people,
not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us,
have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
- William Feather

The East Timorese government does not believe that
we should consider compensation for the victims because
there are tens of thousands of people who were,
in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

Thousand got away to other countries;
thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness.
By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect
in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn

We are at the very beginning of time for the human race.
It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems.
But there are tens of thousands of years in the future.
Our responsibility is to do what we can,
learn what we can, improve the solutions,
and pass them on.
- Richard P. Feynman

By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think
I have earned punishment just as little as the tens
of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now
been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties.
- Wilhelm Frick

With tens of thousands of patients dying every year
from preventable medical errors,
it is imperative that we embrace available technologies
and drastically improve the way medical records are handled and processed.
- Jon Porter

At a time when going to college has never been more important,
it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families
haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression.
And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity
simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans.
We can plow those savings into our students.
And we can make college dramatically more affordable,
tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.
- Arnie Duncan

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

In my friend, I find a second self.
- Isabel Norton

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie


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