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Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
by Mac Thornberry

Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global
War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas
and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
- Mac Thornberry

Energy is necessary for economic growth,
for a better quality of life, and for human progress.
- Mac Thornberry

No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes
all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.
- Mac Thornberry

Now, forty years after his passing, Winston Churchill is still quoted,
read, revered, and referred to as much,
if not more, than when he was alive.
- Mac Thornberry

 

Our country has had a hard time learning that lesson with energy.
- Mac Thornberry

In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch,
the lights would go on and assuming that there would
always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
- Mac Thornberry

My view is that when in doubt, society should err on the side of life.
- Mac Thornberry

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I know of no serious proposals that would change the
way Social Security operates for today's seniors.
- Mac Thornberry

In a budget this massive, there are certainly areas
where I think we could do much better.
- Mac Thornberry

For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom,
we the people of the United States have repeatedly
answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.
- Mac Thornberry

The day before the anniversary of D-Day,
we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed
by none as a leader in the cause of freedom:
Ronald Reagan.
- Mac Thornberry

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass
something along to their children,
and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
- Mac Thornberry

The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking
around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together.
- Mac Thornberry

We must continue research into new forms of energy
and into more efficient use of existing energy sources.
- Mac Thornberry

We should restore a proper balance in environmental
regulation and energy production that is based on common sense,
not political agendas.
- Mac Thornberry

When it comes to helping make the country strong,
we in Congress have an important role to play.
- Mac Thornberry

And to stick our head in the sand and pretend that
we are somehow safer if we do not know or to pretend
we are somehow safer if we limit our options seems
to me not only foolish but actually dangerous.
- Mac Thornberry

We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge.
It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil
and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.
- Mac Thornberry

I am particularly disturbed that our country is the
largest financial supporter of an organization that
not only wastes a lot of our money but also seems to
be increasingly anti-American in its policies and conduct.
- Mac Thornberry

It is very distressing that anyone would look at these
matters from a political viewpoint.
Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far
too important for any such calculations.
- Mac Thornberry

We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President,
Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are,
from and after this date, abolished.
- Joshua A. Norton

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition
of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

Mr. Speaker, less than 10 percent of our Nation's children
walk or ride their bicycles to school,
and too many schools continue to invite fast-food vendors into their cafeterias.
- Lois Capps

Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes
against humanity because it is an effort to systematically
wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.
- Jerry Costello

Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice
things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.
- Don Knotts

A good listener truly wants to know the speaker.
- John Powell

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked,
you know?
- Kevin Costner

Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations,
the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask
diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
- Nick Lampson

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth,
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months;
at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself,
and calls out in his sleep.
- James Thurber

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly
as well on what the speaker is saying.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress,
I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant
percentage of our sales outside the United States.
- Chris Chocola

Cobb would have to play center field on my all time team.
But where would that put Speaker? In left.
If I had them both, I would certainly play them that way.
- John McGraw

To suppress free speech is a double wrong.
It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
- Frederick Douglass

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words,
but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.
- Sarah Palin

I'm a horrible public speaker.
- Bill Condon

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

I love a finished speaker, I really,
truly do I don't mean one who's polished,
I just mean one who's through.
- Richard Armour

Micing it from two different angles in front of the speaker sounds huge,
and it's so simple.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum
wage has not just arrived;
it is long overdue.
- Sherwood Boehlert

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker
is unconsciously expressing his own ideal.
Humor him by all means, draw it all out,
and hold him to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton
became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American
electorate is engaged and informed.
- Melissa Bean

Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer
spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder
that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one.
- Judy Biggert

In all sincere speech there is power,
not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
- George Henry Lewes

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker.
That is one of several reasons why it must be given
rein instead of suppressed.
- Anna Quindlen

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps
as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1,
2006.
- Solomon Ortiz

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement
speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical
caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
- Robert Orben

I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker,
but simply because I detest the sort of people who
go to lectures and don't want to meet them.
- H. L. Mencken

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble
ceiling is pretty important.
Now it's time to move on.
- Nancy Pelosi

Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the
air and darkening the sky;
but I will nip him in the bud.
- Boyle Roche

Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat.
Sometimes it's filled with wisdom.
Sometimes it's filled with feet.
- Robert Orben

Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself,
I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real.
- Jim Ramstad

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

If the speaker won't boil it down, the audience must sweat it out.
- Raymond Duncan

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent,
does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that -
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor,
and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are.
- Luis Gutierrez

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
- Dale Carnegie

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker,
who hands over to the words.
- Stephane Mallarme

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate,
I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my
ear closer to the wireless speaker.
- Seamus Heaney

Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect
Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity
thieves and give them back control of their Social
Security numbers and personal health information.
- Luis Gutierrez

And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament
in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks,
saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of
all the violence that's in Iraq.
- Jan Schakowsky

The American boy starts swinging the bat about as soon as he can lift one.
- Tris Speaker

The decision for me was whether to have "The Father"
be a book that told a story -
from the point of view of this speaker,
the daughter - without, as in the earlier books,
then having a section on something else and a section on something else.
- Sharon Olds

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

Mr. Speaker, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked,
and Britain stood with us.
This was not only an attack against America,
but against the civilized world; and Britain understood this.
- Vito Fossella

To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should
believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment,
because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling;
it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
- Roland Allen


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