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I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any ...
by Wilfrid Laurier

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England,
to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.
- Wilfrid Laurier

For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion;
while,
for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
- Wilfrid Laurier

It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to
form a party by themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

If I were not French I would choose to be -
Scotch.
- Wilfrid Laurier

 

Fraternity without absorption, union without fusion.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I am not here to parade my religious sentiments,
but I declare I have too much respect for the faith
in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of
a political organization.
- Wilfrid Laurier

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He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English
language as in the French.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future;
let them look to the land of their ancestors,
but let them look also to the land of their children.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I have been represented as a Protestant minister;
there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable
gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people
that I was not a Minister of the Crown,
but that I was a Protestant minister.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Confederation is a compact, made originally by four
provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it,
and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the
best consideration of its members,
that this compact should not be lightly altered.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I am a subject of the British Crown,
but whenever I have to choose between the interests
of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the
interests of my country are identical with those of
the United States of America.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I would advise you to write, my dear friend,
because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you,
and after some time your solitude would become perhaps
attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall
be at liberty to act or not act,
to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases,
and that she shall reserve to herself the right to
judge whether or not there is cause for her to act.
- Wilfrid Laurier

This country must be governed, and can be governed,
simply on questions of policy and administration and
the French Canadians who have had any part in this
movement have never had any other intention but to
organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Two races share today the soil of Canada.
These people had not always been friends.
But I hasten to say it.
There is no longer any family here but the human family.
It matters not the language people speak,
or the altars at which they kneel.
- Wilfrid Laurier

It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government,
that those who have the duty of expending the revenue
of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility
of levying and providing it.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority
in this House and in the country,
were to organise as a political party,
they would compel the majority to organise as a political party,
and the result must be disastrous to themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually
shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time,
anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old.
- Rowan Williams

The men I find myself attracted to are the ones who
don't say anything and are quite shy.
- Katie Price

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering
if they was gonna dig us,
then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.
- Jimi Hendrix

There's something about the water - that solitary kind of peaceful feeling.
You're on Earth but not quite.
- John C. Reilly

I quite agree with you.
The sun is not kind.
God should use a rose amber spot.
- Dewitt Bodeen

I was a terrible actor.
The analytical part of my mind never quite let go.
- Edward Hall

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable
even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
- Howard Thurman

And I remember walking in there and,
I must say,
I was quite unnerved the closer I got to it.
- William Scranton

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

I know something quite sure.
We'll never have peace with this Syrian regime.
They'll never give us relief, and we'll never forget that.
- Walid Jumblatt

Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential
calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
- Kit Williams

Every time I do one I feel like I've never really quite learned anything.
I always find that when I'm making a film,
I find it a little bit like I'm doing it for the first time.
- Adrian Lyne

Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses...
The whole country did take part in quite a genuine
sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
- Archibald Cox

I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will
surprise me quite that much in my life.
And another one happened.
It was quite amazing.
- Rita Dove

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader
who fought for the leadership without compromising
his quite challenging view that the party has to change.
- Francis Maude

The future...
seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie,
long in the baking, never quite done.
- Edward Young

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

I'm quite grateful to the BBC.
They helped me back onto the touring circuit.
- Louise Jameson

I confess it, I love the camera.
When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive.
- Genevieve Bujold

In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons,
every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to
violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today.
- Herman Kahn

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
- Homer

I got involved in script development from the beginning.
It was nice to see how a film gets made right from the beginning.
It was quite hands-on for me.
- Dougray Scott

What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet,
a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS
News that's quite outrageous.
- Tom Brokaw

If I hadn't of had music in my life,
it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
- James Hetfield

I've recently started composting in my apartment,
which is quite an adventure.
- Shalom Harlow

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure,
but I don't know many of them.
- Sylvia Plath

But I was feeling quite down at the time.
I was living in L.A., which was kind of weird for me.
- Bryan Ferry

When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49
Republicans and one independent,
it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to
get something done is if we work together.
- John Breaux

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds -
habits and novelty.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through
his regions of enchantment without having a critic,
forever, like the old man of the sea,
upon his back.
- Marianne Moore

People think I must have been turning cartwheels on
the night I sealed the movie deal -
which was only two days after sealing the book deal -
but I was really quite terrified.
- Laura Hillenbrand


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