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Patrick Leahy Quotes

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The American public is sick and tired of being lied to.
- Patrick Leahy

We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully
as the American people deserve.
No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
- Patrick Leahy

The rights of copyright holders need to be protected,
but some draconian remedies that have been suggested
would create more problems than they would solve.
- Patrick Leahy

Our alliances and our credibility are crucial elements
of our working capital in advancing America's interests in the world,
and they have been eroded over the last four years.
- Patrick Leahy

 

You get fifteen democrats in a room,
and you get twenty opinions.
- Patrick Leahy

Why do the President and Vice-President constantly
change the subject when asked to explain why things
are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple.
They have been consistently wrong about Iraq,
and the results speak for themselves.
- Patrick Leahy

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

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Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere
to get American citizens to obey
the orders of constituted courts.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

When we make college more affordable,
we make the American dream more achievable.
- William J. Clinton

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

How does it become a man to behave
towards the American government today?
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
- Henry David Thoreau

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

If there is one principle more deeply rooted
in the mind of every American,
it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

I hope that no American will waste his franchise
and throw away his vote
by voting either for me or against me solely
on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

I came up with American Splendor.
Some people think it's American Squalor.
- Harvey Pekar

The American formula things are out there but they
don't have any stories to tell -
we have all the stories to tell -
but they're all formula.
- Yahoo Serious

As a member of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics,
I am a firm believer in the American space program.
- Randy Forbes

The US military still blames the media for stories
and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
- Bruce Jackson

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown
pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
- Ted Shawn

Throughout American history many of our social gains
and much of our progress toward democracy were made
possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

I think there's a danger of a being typecast as the
all-American mom forever.
- JoBeth Williams

To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000
in public debt riding on our backs.
- Paul Gillmor

Social Security is a plan that actually was designed
in a much different time,
in a different era, and with a different set of American demographics in mind.
- Ginny B. Waite

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner
had been shot trying to escape.
He had obviously been recaptured and shot,
and that violated the Geneva Convention.
- Charles Guggenheim

Black history is American history.
- Morgan Freeman

American culture is torn between our long romance with
violence and our terror of the devastation wrought
by war and crime and environmental havoc.
- Katherine Dunn

There are no American infidels in Baghdad.
Never!
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party,
as we disagree with other political parties who are
trying to maintain the American way of life.
- Dorothy Day

The fey in this country keep to themselves,
and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians,
but with even more autonomy.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

President Bush is endangering our safety,
hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
- George Soros

What I'd really like to give a try is cricket,
because I grew up playing American baseball.
- Jeremy London

Vetting and verifying information is one thing.
Having our government sending out conflicting messages
to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another.
- Vito Fossella

I am emphatically against the privatization of Social Security.
It is going to hurt millions of American women,
American families and ultimately the whole country.
- Barbara Mikulski

Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV,
and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy,
so I compare everything to that.
- Melissa Auf der Maur


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