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Each department and institution has its own ...
by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities,
and they act on that basis.
It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is
done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans.
They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The important matter is freedom.
When the people choose what they want,
it is good for them and for us.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

 

There is no doubt that America is a superpower of the
world and we cannot ignore them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And I gave this directive to them, that if they free
our assets in the United States,
that would be a sign of goodwill.
I have the same idea this time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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Condi Rice talks tough but she cannot be tough herself.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I'm not satisfied with the progress of the work,
but I am happy that the talks are going on.
It might have a negative effect if the United States joins.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have any bad memories of the people of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S.
They have cut the ties.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

If we have any problems, it's always with the government of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Both of them were the children of the United States.
They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others.
But they were not very devoted children of the United States.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides -
Zarqawi and also the American troops at times.
The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs.
You also know what they do in the prisons.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We don't have a major problem right now in our country,
and life is normal.
Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from,
and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions
and we have to solve them.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Miss Rice talks very tough.
We have gotten used to this nonsense.
Miss Rice is a bit emotional about this,
and we predicted that she would have a more emotional approach to this.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think the elections have gone well,
although there is so much insecurity in Iraq.
So far during the counting of ballots,
there has not been a significant complaint.
We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

And they said if we help with the crisis,
they would do a lot of positive acts.
After we helped in those crises, they showed negative
acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt
positive behavior rather than doing evil.
They should not expect an immediate reaction in return
for their positive measures.
It will take time.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways.
I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge.
Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks.
I was president then.
I'm not president now.
When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We did not treat the Americans badly.
They left Iran in a relaxed mood.
The embassy was active here after the revolution.
We didn't have any problem with them.
They started it.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of
Europe and America and to remove their concerns over
the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to
assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I have no idea what the U.S.
intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people.
I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We want all the Palestinians back in their homeland,
and then there can be a fair referendum for people
to choose the form of state they want.
Whoever gets the majority can rule.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President,
the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission
to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.
- Lois Capps

In 1978, I entered Tohoku University,
into the Department of Electrical Engineering,
Faculty of Technology.
- Koichi Tanaka

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is
bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.
- Julia Child

Well, it's taken a long time to get the Department
of Homeland Security established.
It's taken a long time for the Congress to decide how much it wanted to fund.
- Warren Rudman

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when
there is a criminal investigation of the department.
That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.
- Jack Layton

Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride
alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives,
who were invaluable to me.
- Nancy McKeon

Our State Department is often wrong and timid.
- Dana Rohrabacher

My character, Taylor McKessie, is a little bit brighter
in the math and science department than I am...
okay, a lot.
- Monique Coleman

When I left school I went to Australia for a year and
worked in the drama department of a school in Perth.
- James D'arcy

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

Religion is not a department of life;
it is something that enters into the whole of it.
- Alan Watts

The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions
is that hospitals are community-based.
You can't outsource your work; you can't move your
emergency department to Pakistan.
- Mark Shields

By the last returns to the Department of War the militia
force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men -
infantry,
artillery, and cavalry.
- James Monroe

All school districts receive funds from the federal government,
through the Department of Education,
to support anti-drug education efforts.
- John Walters

I don't think the news department will have to lie
down and play dead like it has in the past.
By and large the network has been understanding,
but then so have I. - Roone Arledge

When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
My advisor happened to be from the theater department,
and he encouraged me to take some classes there,
which I did.
- David Selby

The Treasury Department would use the interest from
these securities to hire U.S.
companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities,
new infrastructure - which we've done.
- John Perkins

The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking
authority in the intelligence community.
They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything
except inside their bureau.
- David Hunt

We have had actually a decline in government service overall,
but the growth is in high-tech areas,
specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments.
- Alexis Herman

Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public
Safety mobilized its Operations Center,
headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction.
- Jane D. Hull

Don't blame the marketing department.
The buck stops with the chief executive.
- John D. Rockefeller

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

Look what Disney's done to their animation department.
There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
- Ralph Bakshi

Tim Robbins had real confidence in college.
He literally stole actors from the theater department
at UCLA to be in his plays.
The department heads got so mad at him.
- Daphne Zuniga

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional
obligation and public responsibility to oversee these
issues and the Department of Justice's operations.
- Sibel Edmonds

White House and State Department foreign-policy experts
are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues,
not development issues.
- Jeffrey Sachs

The last thing the Department of Homeland Security
is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights.
- Janet Napolitano

Cameron and I actually do wear the same size.
It made it very easy for the wardrobe department.
- Toni Collette

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

With Stewart International Airport located here,
the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility
to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.
- Sue Kelly

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent
of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
- Marty Meehan

If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police
department is going to buy a boys' home,
me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
- Tupac Shakur

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees
in accord with the Geneva Convention,
even though that is not required because of the inhumane
methods used by these killers.
- Bill Shuster

On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department
announced that the United States had become a debtor nation,
the American Empire died.
- Gore Vidal

The war project at Stanford was essentially completed,
and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship
at the University of Minnesota,
which had a good biochemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is,
ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
- Thomas Sowell

It is not for the State Department or even the Secretary
of State to say when and how the resources of the American people will be spent.
- Mike Pence

The Internet was developed in large part by U.S.
government research funding to develop new communications networks,
starting with a network created by the Department of Defense.
- Robin Hayes

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra,
but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was
founded and directed by Tom Pollard,
an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
- Peter Agre

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because
I was a cop when it happened.
I saw some of the indifference that my police department
showed to the surviving officer.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America
wages today must be the State Department.
- Louis A. Johnson

I couldn't do anything.
I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks,
but I couldn't hack it.
I couldn't even type!
I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
- Helen Reddy


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