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Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year.
~By Bill Weld ~


When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen.
~By Alexis Arguello ~


The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


In addition we also hire many senior citizens.
~By Carl Karcher ~


In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen - a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children - I learned a lot.
~By Patti Smith ~


It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.
~By Noah Webster ~


The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
~By Helen Rowland ~


If we don't bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
~By Jane Rule ~


The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.
~By Richard Perle ~


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.
~By Michael D. Barnes ~


In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation's history.
~By Mark Shields ~


Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded, the Citizens' Union. It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections, and Zhvania was the leader.
~By Eduard Shevardnadze ~


I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
~By Cormac McCarthy ~


All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
~By Chanakya ~


Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.
~By William Weld ~


Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign raises a series of fascinating questions, the most perplexing of all being why an international star of his stature would ever want to run in the first place.
~By Michael Medved ~


There have been times when I reread - or at least leafed through - something because I'd sent a copy to a friend, and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens and dozens of clumsy phrases I wished I could rewrite.
~By Peter Straub ~


I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there.
~By Howard Baker ~


Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.
~By Jeff Cooper ~


The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
~By Charles de Montesquieu ~


Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
~By Max Frisch ~


The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
~By Goldwin Smith ~


What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?
~By Nikita Khrushchev ~


Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints.
~By John Coleman ~


On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries, including every single European country along with Israel and Japan, do not offer birthright citizenship.
~By Nathan Deal ~


But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home. And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen.
~By Lynn Redgrave ~


But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
~By Jeb Bush ~


Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens' access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement.
~By Tim Holden ~


Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
~By Kenzo Tange ~


Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
~By Alexis Arguello ~


While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
~By Eliot Engel ~


Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have.
~By Jose Luis Rodr?guez Zapatero ~


Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.
~By John Marshall Harlan ~


Architecture in general is frozen music.
~By Friedrich von Schelling ~


If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
~By Sam Ervin ~


I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
~By Samuel Adams ~


Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story.
~By Nora Roberts ~


Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.
~By Chris Patten ~


Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
~By Patrick Henry ~


The records fell easily at first. Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course, and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve.
~By Joe Henderson ~


I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
~By Warren Beatty ~


Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.
~By Andrew Shue ~


Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.
~By Allen Klein ~


They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men.
~By James A. Michener ~


And because of these programs like Medicare, Medicare prescription drugs, Social Security, we now have the healthiest and wealthiest group of senior citizens that the world has ever seen. This is a continuing commitment to that.
~By James T. Walsh ~


When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.'
~By Mitch Daniels ~


My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports, our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
~By Andrew Shue ~


The lessons of September 11 are that if we allow law enforcement to do their work free of political interference, if we give them adequate resources and modern technologies, we can protect our citizens without intruding on our liberties.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


But the other thing is that I feel very confident in the individual pilots. They are tremendous individuals. They are individuals that have sworn to protect and defend our very citizens. That's why we serve.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
~By Plato ~


Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
~By John Foster Dulles ~


State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy.
~By Ernie Fletcher ~


Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
~By Martha Gellhorn ~


First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will.
~By Aleksandr Lebed ~


Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.
~By Buffalo Bill ~


Liberty is the most precious gift we offer our citizens.
~By Tom Ridge ~


The Fuhrer is always right. Every last citizen must say this.
~By Robert Ley ~


A short exposure to the convention convinced me that the Internet may save the Democracy in that it is a way for the people, for the citizens, to have some direct influence on the government.
~By John Jay Hooker ~


Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
~By Plato ~


I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen.
~By Woody Allen ~


The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
~By Barbara Mikulski ~


It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
~By Elijah Cummings ~


Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice - including the elderly and persons with disabilities - and their families - who rely on the state for their care.
~By Kathleen Blanco ~


I did become American citizen in order to vote. I lived in this country for a very long time and I finally reached the point where I thought, I'm often sticking my neck out on various issues as all human beings have a right to do.
~By Lynn Redgrave ~


Every citizen in every country in the world now grows up in two nations. Their own and Hollywood.
~By Nick Mancuso ~


This will be Iraq for all without discrimination among Iraqi citizens, or ethnic or sectarian discrimination.
~By Jalal Talabani ~


Education, when delivered properly, can benefit a lot of people and make productive citizens out of those otherwise given no hope.
~By John Murray ~


I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application.
~By William Weld ~


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.
~By William Jennings Bryan ~


In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted Kennedy.
~By Michael Kinsley ~


Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
~By Tim Holden ~


Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics. There are social cross-currents. We see failed marriages. But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens.
~By Earl Blumenauer ~


Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.
~By Linda Chavez ~


Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.
~By Andrew Johnson ~


What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the citizens of our state won't be subject to another federal mandate or turn over another part of their life to government control.
~By Butch Otter ~


I think that the American people should rest assured and be assured that every federal agency that has a role to play in this terrorism is working overtime now, taking every necessary action to protect our great citizens.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.
~By Tom Lantos ~


People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.
~By Craig Kilborn ~


The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


The Dancing Girls of Lahore was offered to dozens of British publishers and was turned down by everyone. It is still on offer in the U.K., but I'm not confident there will be any takers.
~By Louise Brown ~


A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
~By Bill Vaughan ~


In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
~By Edmund Burke ~


If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
~By Camille Paglia ~


The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
~By Gerry Adams ~


The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.
~By Bainbridge Colby ~


And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job.
~By Mitt Romney ~


My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future.
~By Robert. L. Ehrlich ~


The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
~By George Stigler ~

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