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We who have been born and nurtured on this soil,
by Richard V. Allen

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil,
we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same
in common with other Americans,
can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress
offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
- Richard V. Allen

Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the
first instance on its friends,
since it would be both illogical and counterproductive
to reward its adversaries.
- Richard V. Allen

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate;
some candidates have been careful to name a transition
team as much as a year in advance.
- Richard V. Allen

If you love your children, if you love your country,
if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves,
burden not your children or your country with them.
- Richard V. Allen

 

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition,
and then confer on the other team leaders working with
him the power to implement those goals.
- Richard V. Allen

In general, any incoming administration must carefully
examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office.
- Richard V. Allen

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood,
is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied
to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen

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Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th,
and he is expected to take command of the ship of state.
Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision,
will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen

Unlike the Reagan and Bush Administrations,
with but one exception, the Clinton administration
failed to reach out to Republicans in creating a new team,
and eventually paid a political price.
- Richard V. Allen

At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured
that the main elements of policymaking were in the
hands of competent loyalists,
thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year.
- Richard V. Allen

Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent
to all Departments and to major agencies of government
to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming
administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy
that will remain in place in the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen

In this context, I believe it is an imperative for
the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible,
and this does not imply that he must or should appoint
members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet,
which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency.
- Richard V. Allen

'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always
build for the appointment of friends of influential
supporters of the President,
or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress
from the incoming President's party.
- Richard V. Allen

The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important
choice (because 'people are policy'),
never proceeds according to plan, but there have been
some successful transitions that upheld high standards.
- Richard V. Allen

Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President
will be the main leaders of the Transition effort.
They are most familiar with his policies and practices,
and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the
structure and staffing of the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen

I would argue that the next President,
either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture,
exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent,
but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
- Richard V. Allen

The 'transition' involves the transfer of power from
one president to another.
In recent times, the incoming President has designated
a Director of the Transition,
a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power.
- Richard V. Allen

A Bush Administration will, I believe,
enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress,
although President-elect Bush will be faced with real
challenges in getting along with the Congress.
- Richard V. Allen

Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976,
Ronald Reagan a year prior.
The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992,
lingered in naming its team, and as a result,
took almost a year to staff its ranks.
- Richard V. Allen

The single most important aspect of the Transition
involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility.
The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process.
- Richard V. Allen

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having
conducted the most successful Transition of modern times,
had managed during the election campaign to build bridges
to the Democrats in some areas,
notably foreign and national security policy.
- Richard V. Allen

The Leader will be a person with the management skills
to coordinate the activities of the Team,
and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the
objectives of the incoming President.
- Richard V. Allen

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot
move forward simply because of a narrow victory,
there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty,
adversely affecting every sector of American society,
our economy and the perception of other nations.
- Richard V. Allen

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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