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And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I
by Frank Carlucci

And I argued with that intelligence estimate and I
think it is a responsibility of policymakers to use
their best judgment on the basis of the intelligence they've received.
- Frank Carlucci

Intelligence is not a science.
- Frank Carlucci

The Crown Prince has said he needs to broaden political
participation in the governing of Saudi Arabia.
- Frank Carlucci

These are all elements, but the main thing we can do
in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements.
- Frank Carlucci

 

There's clearly something to be said for success and
following through on your commitments.
- Frank Carlucci

Policymakers have to make judgments based on the best intelligence they get.
- Frank Carlucci

It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II
to go from the end of the war to a national election.
- Frank Carlucci

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Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
- Frank Carlucci

And we ought to work our diplomacy first and I think
it's a reason it's going to respond increasingly to
our diplomacy particularly with the president's direct
involvement in the peace process,
and I think that's extraordinarily important.
- Frank Carlucci

But at the same time, I think we recognize we can't
impose democracy from without,
particularly American-style democracy.
We need to work with those elements in the region that
are moving towards a reformed process and there are a number of them.
- Frank Carlucci

My understanding is that what was provided was general
order of battle information,
not operational intelligence.
I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in
preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred.
- Frank Carlucci

I can remember when I was National Security Adviser,
the intelligence community told us...
they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran
would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.
- Frank Carlucci

Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're
going to solve that riddle,
but they could also be helpful on Iraq,
which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.
- Frank Carlucci

So, I think even in Saudi Arabia there is movement.
And we have to remember that over the years they've
stabilized the oil price and that is tremendously important
for the economies of the world.
I think we have no choice but to work with the government of Saudi Arabia.
- Frank Carlucci

We would like to have friendly regimes with enough
broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability,
so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth,
but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel.
- Frank Carlucci

I wouldn't even know - and I spent three years in the CIA -
I wouldn't even know how you'd start a covert action
program in a place like Iran.
It would be extraordinarily difficult.
- Frank Carlucci

We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the
stability of the region and was engaged in the process
of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists.
- Frank Carlucci

Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States,
and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that
he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain
that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
- Frank Carlucci

Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing,
for example - the King of Morocco, Jordan,
Bahrain.
There are reform movements taking place,
efforts to broaden the political participation of the
populations of the region.
- Frank Carlucci

I think the real target of al-Qaeda is Saudi Arabia by the way.
They hate us and we're a vehicle to get at Saudi Arabia.
I think Osama bin Laden really wants to topple that
regime and have his people move in,
but that's a whole other story.
- Frank Carlucci

The Justices are currently considering a case,
argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of
habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo.
- John Yoo

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

If this work seems so threatening, this is because
it isn't simply eccentric or strange,
but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
- Jacques Derrida

Anne is very forgiving.
She doesn't care about money, being rich,
or clothes.
We never argued about finances.
- Jerry Stiller

A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued
about as by ideas that are taken for granted.
The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense.
- Lawrence Lessig

I argued that I didn't have any of the attributes to pose for cheesecake.
I said I would have to make good on my acting ability,
which was the only attribute I could offer.
- Teresa Wright

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film
you must care about the subject,
therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
- Ben Edwards

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

If only people who are ideologically committed to a
particular outcome argued to the courts,
the law would be worse off.
- Charles Fried

Nature is by and large to be found out of doors,
a location where, it cannot be argued,
there are never enough comfortable chairs.
- Fran Lebowitz

Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued,
give a kind of credit to a false accusation.
- Philip Massinger

This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard
University in three years,
editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.
- Rod Parsley

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

It could be argued that, in Thailand,
many foreigners have come and gone, and the number
of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled
abroad in a great number.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

I have always argued that change becomes stressful
and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of
the constancy of your life.
You need firm ground to stand on.
From there, you can deal with that change.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature.
Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50,
it involves justice.
That's what is important.
- Earl Warren

I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity,
that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the
humans' natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology.
- Vernor Vinge

Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People,
as understood in this country and in England,
I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
- Caleb Cushing

It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not
really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist.
All modern musicians are, for better or worse,
prisoners of Gutenberg.
- Donal Henahan

Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq
could detract from the war against terror.
To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq
is crucial to winning the war on terror.
- George W. Bush

Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world
and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace,
I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained
by democratic norms would be a fear society that would
pose a grave threat to Israel.
- Natan Sharansky

Many have argued that a vacuum does not exist,
others claim it exists only with difficulty in spite
of the repugnance of nature;
I know of no one who claims it easily exists without
any resistance from nature.
- Evangelista Torricelli

I loved that these two guys argued with each other
as if movies actually mattered.
Nobody I knew talked about movies that way,
but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and
talked about whether it was a success on its own terms.
- Sarah Vowell

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation
was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost
of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay.
No one would make those arguments today.
- Martin Feldstein

I argued that the Bush administration,
and the Coalition officials more recently,
didn't understand Iraqi society.
They thought it was a blank slate, that they could
use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
- Juan Cole

It's been argued that of all the animals humans have domesticated,
the horse is the most important to our history.
For thousands of years, horses were our most reliable mode of transportation.
- Elton Gallegly

The British system denied any role for human creativity,
and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires,
pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain,
objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve
the best allocation of wealth.
- Robert Trout

I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue.
It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does
not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores.
- Jeff Miller

Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is
incompatible with democracy.
Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle
East thus contends that democracy in that region is
neither possible nor even desirable.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

You know, there are only about 10 people in the United
States that have ever argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court,
this man has won 25 cases before the Supreme Court.
He's an overwhelming choice.
- Rod Parsley

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

Intelligence is really a kind of taste:
taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Man becomes man only by his intelligence,
but he is man only by his heart.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson


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