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Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor,
by Marsha Blackburn

Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor,
President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution
or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of
course it is unimaginable.
We are right to be in the Middle East,
and we are right to treat this as the war it is.
- Marsha Blackburn

On energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy.
- Marsha Blackburn

We must be certain that we all realize that our enemy
is not an enemy that is located in one single place.
There are terrorist cells all around the globe.
- Marsha Blackburn

Every town has become a border town and every State
has become a border State.
- Marsha Blackburn

 

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so,
but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed
in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

I think that, on the reconciliation issue,
if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit.
And if they try to go through reconciliation,
it will be a change in semantics.
Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,'
it's all going to be about repealing the bill.
That's not the kind of discussion that they want.
- Marsha Blackburn

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I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to
my favorite President ever,
I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks
he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs,
there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth
as a Federal Government program.
- Marsha Blackburn

Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation.
We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11,
and we are grateful.
We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
- Marsha Blackburn

Government does not have a revenue problem;
government has a spending problem.
Government does not have a revenue problem;
government has a priority problem.
It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and
decide what the priority of government ought to be.
- Marsha Blackburn

Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding
to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience
to getting to the point after September 11 that we said,
no, this is not just civil disobedience,
this is an act of war.
- Marsha Blackburn

Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought
efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits.
The American people are far closer to our Republican
approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.
- Marsha Blackburn

This is now a global war on terror and,
indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win
in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq.
And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned,
this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
- Marsha Blackburn

We do thank our men and women in uniform.
And I thank them.
I thank this House today that approved a bill that
will allow for a pay raise for our military.
We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body.
- Marsha Blackburn

Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country.
It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation,
and it is time to secure our borders.
- Marsha Blackburn

This majority is working for America,
and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment.
This economy has created millions of new jobs,
and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
- Marsha Blackburn

We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is
a very good place to start.
As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country,
let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation.
- Marsha Blackburn

Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005,
helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs,
and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s,
the 1980s, and the 1990s.
- Marsha Blackburn

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus


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