A Quote by George Foreman on nations, politicians, and thinking

These guys from the nation's capital - now they do a lot of thinking. Referring to boxers from D.C., not politicians.

George Foreman

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on belief, conviction, country, experience, people, politicians, time, and trouble

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Francis Duffy on bankers, editors, life, newspapers, politicians, soldiers, and war

No soldier starts a war-they only give their lives to it. Wars are started by you and me, by bankers and politicians, newspaper editors, clergymen who are ex-pacifists, and Congressmen with vertebrae of putty. The youngsters yelling in the streets, poor lads, are the ones who pay the price.

Francis Duffy (1871 - 1932)

Source: Sermon for memorial service, New York City

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A Quote by Florence Nightingale on action, belief, business, community, duty, divinity, evolution, failure, god, guidance, heroism, knowledge, life, politicians, purpose, religion, scientists, statistics, study, success, sympathy, understanding, and univ

Of Florence Nightingale: Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed - and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief - that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator - to say nothing of the politician - too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she went further; she held that the universe - including human communities - was evolving in accordance with a divine plan; that it was man's business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand God's thoughts, she held we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.

Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

Source: K. Pearson The Life, Letters and Labours for Francis Galton, vol. 2, 1924.

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A Quote by Doug Larson on change, cities, giving, and politicians

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

Doug Larson

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A Quote by Denise Caruso on evolution, fear, force, hope, internet, justice, politicians, reflection, religion, surprises, and war

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.

Denise Caruso

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A Quote by Confucius on business, corruption, effort, politicians, time, taoism, and path

But if you do not have the Tao yourself, what business have you spending your time in vain efforts to bring corrupt politicians into the right path?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Clare Booth Luce on politicians

Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.

Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)

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A Quote by Charles Kuralt on country, crime, justice, people, and politicians

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.

Charles Kuralt

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on belief and politicians

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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