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Sometimes it is better to lose
by Tony Blair

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Related topics: Values Honor

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the
possibility that we may live our entire lives without
going to war or sending our children to war.
- Tony Blair

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small
in number but often manage to dominate the headline.
- Tony Blair

 

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities,
it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
- Tony Blair

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror.
Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it.
And defeat it we must.
- Tony Blair

However much I dislike the idea of abortion,
you should not criminalize a woman who,
in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
- Tony Blair

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Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.
- Tony Blair

You only require two things in life:
your sanity and your wife.
- Tony Blair

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party.
I came into politics to change the country.
- Tony Blair

I feel like everyone else in this country today.
I am utterly devastated.
- Tony Blair

I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent -
any normal person would -
but the survival of it is in his hands.
- Tony Blair

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism,
but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
- Tony Blair

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction -
chemical,
biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability -
that threat is real.
- Tony Blair

I can only go one way.
I've not got a reverse gear.
- Tony Blair

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today.
Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
- Tony Blair

Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is...
everyone now accepts that if there is a default by
Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will.
- Tony Blair

I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government
can go to war without the support of parliament.
- Tony Blair

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes.
It is very easy to say yes.
- Tony Blair

I would've loved to have been in a band,
but sadly I just wasn't good enough.
- Tony Blair

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile.
This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
- Tony Blair

In Downing Street they called me 'Boss'.
Civil servants would always call me 'Prime Minister'.
- Tony Blair

I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting
to please all the people all the time,
to a political leader that realises in the end his
responsibility is to decide.
And when he decides, he divides.
- Tony Blair

There is no way you're going to have an event like
9/11 and expect things to remain the same.
They killed 3,000 people in New York on that day,
and if they could have they would've killed 300,000.
- Tony Blair

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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