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President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.
~By David Letterman ~


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.
~By Warren Buffett ~


A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.
~By Ray Stannard 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 ~


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 ~


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


The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


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 ~


As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.
~By Billy Corgan ~


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 ~


The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.
~By Jim Hightower ~


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 president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans.
~By Christa McAuliffe ~


Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary.
~By David Sylvian ~


Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy.
~By John W. Snow ~


We are also ignoring and underfunding high speed rail which is one of the best ways to move citizens and improve congestion on our highways.
~By Corrine Brown ~


You can have a movie with hardly any cuts, or very few cuts, that is fascinating, you can't take your eyes away from it... Look at some of the long takes in Citizen Kane.
~By Roger Ebert ~


I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
~By Martha Reeves ~


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


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 ~


The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
~By Lyman Trumbull ~


A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that all of these vast medical expenditures will become nothing more than government budget items. We individuals will no longer exist. The relationship between a government and citizen will change forever.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
~By Zbigniew Brzezinski ~


In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only.
~By Bob Riley ~


It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
~By Maurice Hinchey ~


All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.
~By Thomas E. Mann ~


To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.
~By Ernest Istook ~


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


While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece, I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies at different angles to use later.
~By Frank Bruno ~


I'm a Canadian citizen. But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka. I'm a member of both countries.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.
~By Edward Everett ~


I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.
~By Roger Ebert ~


When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
~By Noah Webster ~


If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder.
~By William Greider ~


With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?
~By Julian Casablancas ~


A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
~By James Madison ~


We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees up there waiting and we have a court system that's crying out for more judges.
~By Joe Lockhart ~


They say I can open movies, and that's nice in that it puts into people's minds that women can do it. It's not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys.
~By Julia Roberts ~


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
~By Margaret Mead ~


During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future.
~By Dana Rohrabacher ~


You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby.
~By Michael Steele ~


I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
~By Angela Merkel ~


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 ~


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 ~


She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America.
~By Lee Child ~


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 ~


Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers.
~By Arthur Capper ~


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.
~By Barack Obama ~


I must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty long and plain development of my views concerning that cause which the citizens of New York, and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Government works less efficiently when it begins to grow out of control and takes on more and more of the responsibilities that belong to the citizens.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


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


It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.
~By Wangari Maathai ~


Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset.
~By Clare Boothe Luce ~


Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news.
~By Daniel Hannan ~


Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land.
~By Daniel Inouye ~


The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan, where every seventh citizen is a refugee.
~By Leonid Kuchma ~


I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


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


We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
~By John Shadegg ~


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 ~


Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
~By Daniel P. Moynihan ~


I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it.
~By Pat Oliphant ~


We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
~By Robert. L. Ehrlich ~


This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
~By Conan O'Brien ~


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 ~


We citizens don't need to know every detail of every military operation in this new kind of war. Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
~By David Hackworth ~


The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.
~By Paula Cole ~


I had a dozen years to act before starting a family then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value.
~By Sissy Spacek ~


Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by people and turns them loose to do certain things on their own within those sets of values, the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group, just doesn't work very well.
~By Alan Cranston ~


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.
~By Daniel Hannan ~


Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


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 ~


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.
~By Anna Lindh ~


The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
~By James Earl Jones ~


The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


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 ~


I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world's problems.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Let us walk into the conference room as equals and not second class citizens.
~By Martin McGuinness ~


We thought I was going to be a great athlete, and we were wrong, and I thought I was going to be a great entertainer, and that wasn't it either. I'm going to be an American Citizen. First class.
~By Dick Gregory ~


If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls.
~By Arthur Capper ~


There is a power in public opinion in this country - and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers - which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state.
~By William Scranton ~


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
~By Rosa Parks ~


Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out.
~By Marty Meehan ~


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


It is important to note that there are no age limitations on who can donate organs and tissue. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors.
~By Vic Snyder ~


It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood.
~By John Sergeant Wise ~


One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another.
~By Richard Francis Burton ~

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