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What my future will not be is active politics in ...
by Paddy Ashdown

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown

We who came here saw what was happening.
This was far more than a war in a faraway place.
This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future.
- Paddy Ashdown

Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.
- Paddy Ashdown

I don't think Bosnia is ready for reconciliation,
but I do think it is ready for truth.
- Paddy Ashdown

 

It would be a foolish high representative who worked that way.
- Paddy Ashdown

I was told there would be riots in the streets,
but there were no riots.
- Paddy Ashdown

I am here because I think it was a terrible sin of
the west to allow those years of war.
- Paddy Ashdown

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I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC,
and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week.
I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
- Paddy Ashdown

We have to make their livelihoods viable,
get them the proper prices for their produce,
try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.
- Paddy Ashdown

I can create institutions, but I can't rewrite the chips in people's heads.
- Paddy Ashdown

We have invented a new human right here -
the right to return home after a war.
- Paddy Ashdown

The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this.
The less generous way is to say: How was it possible
to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
- Paddy Ashdown

People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown

It's not my job to be popular.
I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown

The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions,
we have not created a civil society.
- Paddy Ashdown

I can establish the expectation of retributive justice.
Have we done that? No.
- Paddy Ashdown

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

I've had much nastier things said about me in the British
press than in the Bosnian press.
- Paddy Ashdown

It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who
come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude
that they cannot reconcile.
Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who
committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
- Paddy Ashdown

My second job has been to try to use my power to create
institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union,
and there was very little time.
The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut.
- Paddy Ashdown

I love this country, I love these people,
though I can't say I love their politicians.
People are always nicer than politicians,
but here, you can mark that difference up a hundredfold.
- Paddy Ashdown

Bosnia is under my skin.
It's the place you cannot leave behind.
I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all;
there was this sense of guilt,
and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
- Paddy Ashdown

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful.
Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people
with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal,
and they feel let down by that.
- Paddy Ashdown

It was a superb agreement to end a war,
but a very bad agreement to make a state.
From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and
try to build a modern democratic state,
for which I have tried to lay the foundations.
- Paddy Ashdown

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

CHOOSE your future, and take ACTION -
be the hammer, not the nail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Create your future from your future not your past.
- Werner Erhard

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are all kinds of futures.
There is a hoped-for future,
there is a feared future,
there is a predictable future,
and there is an unimagined future.
- Werner Erhard

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X


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