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We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
by Rahm Emanuel

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

When it comes to federal elections law,
Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules,
and everyone else lives by a very different set.
- Rahm Emanuel

The American people...
want change.
They want big ideas, big reform.
- Rahm Emanuel

You never let a serious crisis go to waste.
And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things
you think you could not do before.
- Rahm Emanuel

 

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class,
but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole,
and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole
with George Bush's shovel.
- Rahm Emanuel

I sometimes joke, Paula, even paranoid people have enemies.
- Rahm Emanuel

When people told me 'It's great to be here',
they meant at the house, not with me.
- Rahm Emanuel

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I believe the record I was allowed to help establish
by the side of the president was important.
- Rahm Emanuel

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed.
It's failed!
Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
- Rahm Emanuel

I've never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything.
- Rahm Emanuel

We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message -
get the job done.
- Rahm Emanuel

There's no safe Republican district.
You can run, but you cannot hide.
- Rahm Emanuel

I wake up some mornings hating me too.
- Rahm Emanuel

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way
off from the focus of what Whitewater was,
which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process.
And I think that there were people who were determined
as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
- Rahm Emanuel

In the White House, you can be on the pitcher's mound
or you can be in the catcher's position.
Put points on the board.
Show people you can govern.
Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.
- Rahm Emanuel

What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world:
the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we
lacked 'a majority of the majority,'
or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new
legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
- Rahm Emanuel

I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days.
We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
- Rahm Emanuel

As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by the totality of our actions.
Not one thing will stand out.
And I think that's how we get judged by our colleagues
and that's how we get judged by the good lord.
- Rahm Emanuel

Everybody knows they're on the Obama team:
There isn't vice presidential vs.
presidential division, there's not a generational pull.
People have internalized that this is a real moment in history.
- Rahm Emanuel

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision
to not run for reelection,
I have never been surprised by his leadership,
dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city
and the people of Chicago.
- Rahm Emanuel

Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody,
whether it was a journalist, the legal system or,
in that case of the political system,
who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best.
- Rahm Emanuel

They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent,
about 1.3 million.
I only ended up spending about - not only,
but I spent about 2 million.
But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked
with a negative ad by an independent group.
- Rahm Emanuel

Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story,
you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat.
There's a pressure that exists in your profession.
I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist.
- Rahm Emanuel

Let us seek to invoke the wonders of science ...
explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings.
Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.
- Toru Takemitsu

Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history.
And they will have to accept its verdict.
- Dag Hammarskjold

There is another side to chivalry.
If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
- Freda Adler

Some artists want to confront.
Some want to invoke thought.
They're all necessary and they're all valid.
- Maya Lin

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear.
It annoys them very much.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to
invoke quantities of tension,
energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern.
I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.
- Gregory Bateson

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.
Often invoke them, constantly praise them,
and make good use of their help and assistance in all
your temporal and spiritual affairs.
- Saint Francis de Sales

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice,
warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity,
I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind,
and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
- Salmon P. Chase

Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights.
It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it,
to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot
of republicans during the Clinton Administration,
and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
- James Bovard

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the
same with staying healthy or eating healthy.
There's some discipline involved.
There's some sacrifices.
- Mike Ditka

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized;
in fact,
my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their
children a good education.
- Simon van der Meer

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices.
Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case,
dancing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices
on their podiums during prime time,
and I doubt that anybody would notice.
- Dave Barry

That the God-man died for his people,
and that His death is their life, is an idea which
was in some degree foreshadowed by the older mystical sacrifices.
- William Robertson Smith

Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and,
at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

We should be recklessly abandoned to Jesus,
and just turn it over to Him.
Through the support I think the sacrifices will be
made and we'll all be cool with it.
- Stacie Orrico

The Jew always lives from the blood of other peoples,
he needs such murders and such sacrifices.
- Julius Streicher

Repaying the debt of these ultimate sacrifices seems
nearly impossible but we must try.
- Michael N. Castle

A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he
has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future.
- Garrett Hardin

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl.
This was one of the ways fathers justified their own
hard work and sacrifices.
- Gene Tierney

I know I had no hand in making this war,
and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than
any of you to secure peace.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I made sacrifices willingly; it was what I did best.
- Karen McCarthy

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
- Xun Zi

Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this
Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance
of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
- Jerry Costello

You make sacrifices to become a mother,
but you really find yourself and your soul.
- Mariska Hargitay

I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all.
I'm doing my best to juggle.
- Aaliyah

Memorial Day this year is especially important as we
are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that
the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
- Robin Hayes

I foster a sorrowful conception of affection.
Make no sacrifices.
- Franz Liszt

In any country there must be people who have to die.
They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
- Idi Amin

Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our
Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to
stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
- Zack Wamp

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her
eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
- Hector Hugh Munro

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression
and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large
part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain.
Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish,
the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
- Florence Nightingale

Your representative owes you, not his industry only,
but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving
you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke

Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.
- Robert Musil

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others
the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
- Bertrand Russell

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

Humility must always be the portion of any man
who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers
and the sacrifices of his friends.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

And it is essential that in fighting terrorism,
sacrifices should not be made on democracy.
- Bulent Ecevit

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.
- George Santayana


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