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If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
by Elliot Richardson

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
its full power or feels the strategic situation to
be such that it cannot do so,
it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
- Elliot Richardson

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

They've got him - credible witnesses,
documents, heaven knows what else.
In all my years as a prosecutor I have never seen such an open-and-shut case.
- Elliot Richardson

The Watergate reforms did work well for many years,
and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have
real and major impact on the system today.
- Elliot Richardson

 

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that
you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won,
not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
- Elliot Richardson

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must,
of course, be the individual.
The second concern is the truth.
- Elliot Richardson

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I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence
that Watergate has created by opening up your administration
and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit.
- Elliot Richardson

If there are flaws they are in ourselves,
and our task therefore must be one not of redesign
but of renewal and reaffirmation,
especially of the standards in which all of us believe.
- Elliot Richardson

The idea of being in the State Department was exciting.
On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics.
If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack.
- Elliot Richardson

It often seemed like we had become a nation where the
only heroes were rock singers and ball players and
that there were no large men of probity who could be
called upon for the task.
- Elliot Richardson

I thought I was going to be killed.
The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given.
I learned to take each day, each mission,
as it came.
That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life.
I take each case, each job, as it comes.
- Elliot Richardson

Though every legal task demands this skill,
it is especially important in the effort to frame public
policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments.
The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
- Elliot Richardson

The vice president had a bargaining asset,
however, that no ordinary person has:
He was next in line to the presidency.
I saw no chance that he would resign first,
then take his chances on trial, conviction,
and jail.
- Elliot Richardson

This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that,
in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals
and misuse of power in our history as a nation,
scandal produced important reforms that served this
nation well for two decades.
- Elliot Richardson

But tending machinery was one thing;
defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it,
and developing ways to measure how well the job was done -
this was something else again.
- Elliot Richardson

For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its
own that the people can be required to serve.
For us the word is only a label for the arrangements
by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility
for things that concern us in common.
- Elliot Richardson

The experience of learning how to get straight to the
core of a problem proved to be of immense value later
when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large,
complex government departments.
- Elliot Richardson

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure,
but of futility.
The legislative process has become a cruel shell game
and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze,
inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
- Elliot Richardson

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

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

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)

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

The more man meditates upon good thoughts,
the better will be his world and the world at large.
- Confucius

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

But if each man could have his own house,
a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings -
then,
I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
- George Cadbury

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and to trip.
- John Locke

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

So long as large armies go to battle,
so long will the air arm remain their spearhead.
- Cyril Falls

We've been performing with symphonies all of our career
and it sounds so wonderful when they play 'My Girl'
with the large string section,
I want to turn around and look.
- Otis Williams

Then you'd have found me pinned beneath a large metal pipe.
- Vic Morrow

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful,
the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern
their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
- Steve Forbes

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into
an alleyway and lost him.
- Emo Philips

The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
- William Watson

What the insurance companies have done is to reverse
the business so that the public at large insures the insurance companies.
- Gerry Spence

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

The United States has some people in Europe with whom
we disagree on this matter and a large number of people in Europe,
including governments in Europe, with whom we agree.
- Douglas Feith

The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980,
and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet.
- Virginia Foxx

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal,
should come in contact with other minds.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Large-scale public projects require the agreement of large numbers of people.
- Thom Mayne

I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together
and trying to believe the same thing.
It never seems to end well, whether it's political
or religious or whatever.
- Peter Krause

Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross,
stood a large building, even larger than the church,
and having many towers.
- Max Muller

The eventual place the American army should take on
the western front was to a large extent influenced
by the vital question of communication and supply.
- Kelly Miller

We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send
a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce.
Diversification is the only answer.
- Alan Autry

First, the American legislative process isn't well
suited to large and complex measures.
- George J. Mitchell


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