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So when I had to make a decision whether I would like
by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So when I had to make a decision whether I would like
to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too,
so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very
good support in the party.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Of course education becomes very very important and
that's for our human resource development.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have followed a path of moderation,
development is our priority, national unity,
good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims,
this is what has given us the advantage.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

 

We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

But I have always said that it's important we must
make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So I went to English school, secondary English school,
so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

It must be a balance in everything we do,
not too much of everything, keep it simple,
not complicated.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

You can't have too much of everything,
you must have a balance, that's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish,
looking for birds and it was for kampong people,
the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved
but I think it's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant
Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress,
committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways.
So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I believe it is an important project,
it makes the cost of doing business lower and they
will make us more competitive at the same time,
it will also provide some satisfaction to the people
who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have been given a role to play.
We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on
the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here,
so the people who are Muslims there would understand
what the role of Islam is.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have also set up the national institute for ethics.
This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan,
that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

When she was in United States, we maintained contact,
we talked to each other on the phone,
almost every night.
And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video
conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well
enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change,
or the same vehicle to go for the race.
It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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