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Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
~By J. Edgar Hoover ~


The same historical development that turned the citizen into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.
~By Mary Harris Jones ~


If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.
~By Alan Watts ~


Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


You would have a huge statelessness problem if you don't consider a child born abroad a U.S. citizen.
~By Ruth Bader Ginsburg ~


We're quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers.
~By Rob Simmons ~


The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the average American citizen access to the best social program there is - a steady job.
~By J. D. Hayworth ~


Not a single person I named hadn't already been named at least a half-dozen times and wasn't already on he blacklist.
~By Edward Dmytryk ~


The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
~By Jeff Cooper ~


This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
~By Derek Walcott ~


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 ~


I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
~By Eldridge Cleaver ~


There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.
~By Amar Bose ~


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 ~


Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
~By Heinrich Himmler ~


Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.
~By Zach Wamp ~


A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
~By John Coleman ~


But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself, can adapt to the needs of its citizens, can take their views into account. That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
~By John Hutton ~


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 ~


You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available.
~By Sharron Angle ~


If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
~By James Madison ~


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 ~


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 ~


But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and viable center for commerce and industry, for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
~By Jane Byrne ~


Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Like all citizens, Ms. McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation.
~By John Hawkins ~


An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
~By Patti Smith ~


I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
~By Judith Krantz ~


In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children.
~By Oliver North ~


Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on.
~By Chris Frantz ~


The Constitution of the United States was made by white men, the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding and one non-slaveholding State; and it was made for white men.
~By John H. Reagan ~


Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.
~By Brad Pitt ~


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 ~


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.
~By Henry Laurens ~


Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
~By Brendan Francis ~


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


I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens in these important days that lie ahead of us.
~By Leverett Saltonstall ~


Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
~By James Madison ~


But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction.
~By Cliff Stearns ~


Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.
~By Benjamin Rush ~


Every citizen is king under a citizen king.
~By Charles Simon Favart ~


We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


The last four years have not diluted the memory or weakened the resolve of our citizens. Four years later, our hearts still hurt for the families whose loved ones were murdered that day.
~By John Doolittle ~


America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
~By William Blum ~


It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.
~By Andrew Wyeth ~


Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers. But none has suggested that these workers should be placed on a path to citizenship.
~By John Shadegg ~


Tonight - by taking this solemn oath - I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
~By Jane Byrne ~


Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.
~By Raquel Welch ~


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 ~


As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things.
~By Jose Saramago ~


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.
~By Thomas F. Meagher ~


We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
~By Anthony Hopkins ~


After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


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 ~


We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens.
~By Dora Russell ~


I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks.
~By Harold Pinter ~


This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.
~By Martin Sheen ~


There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
~By Robert Fortune ~


I know there's a great deal that Arnold Schwarzenegger could teach me about making movies. There's a great deal I could teach him about the fiscal reforms that are needed - desperately needed - to set California back in good order.
~By Tom McClintock ~


I'm a very bad citizen. I've never even voted.
~By Jerry Hall ~


I tried a dozen different modifications that were rejected. But they all served as a path to the final design.
~By Mikhail Kalashnikov ~


From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


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


Because these kids get away from their parents, and they binge drink until they are sick. Dozens of them are going to the hospital, and some of them dying. This is a problem, a big problem that needs to be addressed, and we need accurate information.
~By Zach Wamp ~


You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


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.
~By Howard Baker ~


I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important that I participate in that.
~By Ron Silver ~


A timeline for bringing U.S. troops home that is negotiated with the Iraqi government would also boost the Iraqi government's legitimacy and claim to self-rule, and force the Iraqi government to take responsibility for itself and its citizens.
~By Peter DeFazio ~


I'm pulling out, and I'm going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that's the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage, but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


For in the works of Robert Burns we see the whole cosmos of man's experience and emotion, from zenith to nadir, from birth until death.
~By Len G. Murray ~


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 ~


And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
~By Camille Paglia ~


My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy.
~By Lee Greenwood ~


There is no method by which an average citizen can effectively fight the White House in the media.
~By Linda Tripp ~


The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
~By John Ralston Saul ~


Becoming a resident of a state may confer the right to get a driver's license, but it does not and should not confer citizenship.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.
~By Larry Niven ~


The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
~By Jim Garrison ~


Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment.
~By John Bradshaw ~


I thought that the AIVD was there to protect citizens like me.
~By Theo Van Gogh ~


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 ~


When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
~By Gary Bauer ~


The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
~By Satchel Paige ~


In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
~By Edward de Bono ~


The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.
~By Medgar Evers ~


No longer should women be denied the right to vote, no longer should women be treated as second class citizens, no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


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 ~


To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.
~By Robert Byrd ~


If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.
~By Randall Jarrell ~


Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
~By Spencer Bachus ~

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October 26 ,2021
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