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If I liken the Pacific War to a football match,
by John Curtin

If I liken the Pacific War to a football match,
I can say to you that the first half is over,
we have kicked off after the interval,
and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory.
- John Curtin

The game is not lost - or won - until the last bell goes.
- John Curtin

I liken myself to Henry Ford and the auto industry,
I give you 90 percent of what most people need.
- Adam Osborne

Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
- Mitchell Baker

 

To some extent I liken slavery to death.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I much prefer playing the bad guys.
I think they are always the most interesting characters.
I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy,
you get three colors: red, white and blue.
But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette.
- Ronny Cox

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

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If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific.
The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable
seems to be a common temptation,
not always resisted.
- Larry McMurtry

Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific.
It is in the Pacific.
It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
- Dan Quayle

American future lies in the East.
The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny.
- Donald Freed

V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of
the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.
- Doc Hastings

The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams.
- Cathy McMorris

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific.
But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!
- Edward Koch

I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended
up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
- Tony Curtis

I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.
- Tracy Austin

Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic,
we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'.
Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
- Miriam Beard

I go to St.
Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church.
- Stephen Collins

Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous
musicals so we can all sing along.
South Pacific is one of my favorites.
Our neighbors must hate us.
- Louise Brown

We used two Princess Cruise ships.
The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
They were identical ships.
- Gavin MacLeod

Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years
was a considerable burden on Japan's national power
and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
- Tojo Hideki

I've just got a new house in Pacific Palisades.
It's really cute.
- Claire Forlani

The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory
extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

We depend on our rivers and dams for energy,
transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will
continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest.
- Cathy McMorris

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
- Jerry Costello

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me.
When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half
my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island,
the rest on the property.
- Richard Pryor

We have seen Indians in immense numbers,
and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive
to make a good subsistence on various seeds,
and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra

In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have
seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war.
It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden.
The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
- Wilfred Burchett

There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from,
not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen,
the fishermen's wives; there are student groups,
all different types of people; the protest against
the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith

The most important thing that certainly the United
States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done
is to urge that whatever happens,
however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully.
- William Kirby

Our theme for this year's festivities,
Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans,
speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans
who worked hard to overcome economic hardship,
racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific,
and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the
telephone and to be told there's a coup,
the government has been overthrown -
it was round about 9,
10 when the Parliament sat they had done then.
- Kamisese Mara

It's a tough life being a pop star.
You know, at the end of the day when you've paid all
the bills and put the kids through college and that,
you know, there's only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific.
- Larry Mullen

We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled
the terrible human suffering,
and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific.
It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part
played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan.
- Shigeru Yoshida

The Pacific had great hope that when the former President
Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing,
we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing
their weapons in our Pacific region.
- Jenny Shipley

The main American naval forces were shifted to the
Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong
declaration to the effect that if war were to break
out between Japan and the United States,
the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.
- Hideki Tojo

The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in
the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised
a storm of protest at home,
in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world.
- Jenny Shipley

If the graves of the thousands of victims who have
fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been
placed in line the philanthropist might travel from
the Atlantic to the Pacific,
and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds.
- Nelson A. Miles

California is a queer place in a way,
it has turned its back on the world,
and looks into the void Pacific.
It is absolutely selfish, very empty,
but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The public conviction that a railroad linking the West
and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced
after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed
an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines
from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
- John Moody

Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that
is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific.
It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon,
but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead.
- David R. Brower

I believe that in the end the abolition of war,
the maintenance of world peace, the adjustment of international
questions by pacific means will come through the force of public opinion,
which controls nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch
shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority.
Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is,
who should be listened to and when.
- Max de Pree

The close relationship between railroad expansion and
the genera development and prosperity of the country
is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than
in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads.
- John Moody

The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary
possibilities of the vast Western territory until its
attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated
on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty
million dollars to the circulating medium.
- John Moody

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution,
Virginia ceded to the United States her domain,
which then extended to the Mississippi,
and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.
- William H. Seward

As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific,
I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon
what they want and need most -
an era of hope,
change, and economic renewal.
- Ted Kulongoski

I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists -
the Southern Pacific Railroad,
the corporation that swung California by its golden tail,
that controlled its legislature, its farmers,
its preachers, its workers.
- Mary Harris Jones

The States which form the northern border of the United
States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific
coast include an area several times larger than France
and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare.
- John Moody

Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of
stabilising cross Strait relations,
eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait
and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region.
- Chen Shui-bian

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu


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