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I am sure that every one of my colleagues -
by Barbara Boxer

I am sure that every one of my colleagues -
Democrat,
Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement.
That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
- Barbara Boxer

More than anything, I think as our country matures,
we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Barbara Boxer

For the sake of the troops, for the love of the troops,
we must not add yet another casualty to this war.
We must not let truth be a casualty of this war.
- Barbara Boxer

When service members are discharged,
we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice,
not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
- Barbara Boxer

 

The American people need to know the truth.
The American people need to see the truth.
In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is
the essence of what it means to be free.
- Barbara Boxer

Really, life is complicated enough without having a
bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the
privacy of our own homes.
- Barbara Boxer

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

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I think Democrats are right.
We fight for the American dream, for the environment,
for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose,
a good public education system.
- Barbara Boxer

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely
dismantle all weapons of mass destruction,
and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
- Barbara Boxer

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women
to fully participate in its society,
and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
- Barbara Boxer

The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong,
it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development,
modernization and prosperity.
- Barbara Boxer

I would not run for president.
I really like what I'm doing now.
People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
- Barbara Boxer

President Bush in his inaugural address talked about
bringing freedom to countries that don't have it.
He didn't specify how.
- Barbara Boxer

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said,
'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course,
those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
- Barbara Boxer

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

If you don't move to protect copyright,
if you don't move to protect our children,
it's not going to sit well.
- Barbara Boxer

Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone.
I'm going to fight for you.
I'm going to fight for what's right.
I'm going to fight to hold people accountable.
- Barbara Boxer

I would love to see a march on Washington that says
'Save our Social Security'.
- Barbara Boxer

We are all different.
Yet we are all God's children.
We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom,
justice, fairness, and equality.
That is what unites us.
- Barbara Boxer

Americans have long recognized the need to protect
our public lands and their vast resources.
- Barbara Boxer

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats,
should be making health care decisions.
- Barbara Boxer

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate,
using a majority of the senators, to make sure that
we get health reform done.
We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince
the people of our country that Social Security is in
dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.
- Barbara Boxer

We have the greatest hospitals, doctors,
and medical technology in the world -
we need to make them accessible to every American.
- Barbara Boxer

If we turn our back on the people of this country who
need to work for a living,
we shouldn't be here, to be honest, because that has
to be an essential part of what we do to protect the country,
from the standpoint of defense, protect workers and
make sure they have jobs.
- Barbara Boxer

Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times,
and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times.
So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your
option but you cannot change these facts.
They're in the Congressional Record.
- Barbara Boxer

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world,
we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example;
not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate...
We stand together on so many issues:
economic prosperity,
quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose.
- Barbara Boxer

So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against
the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world,
the big oil companies, the big energy companies who
work so hard to rip us off.
- Barbara Boxer

We have fought for social justice.
We have fought for economic justice.
We have fought for environmental justice.
We have fought for criminal justice.
Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
- Barbara Boxer

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters,
that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth,
their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO,
any member of Congress, or any President.
- Barbara Boxer

With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance,
it is not good enough to simply roll the dice,
hoping a nominee has changed his past views.
It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we
can expect from this president'.
- Barbara Boxer

I was a stock broker once.
I think there is an absolute place for market investments.
But they should never be the basis of one's retirement.
They should be an additional piece on top of a basic,
secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
- Barbara Boxer

When you take a stand out of deep conviction,
people know.
They may not even agree, but they ask,
'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand
and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.
- Barbara Boxer

I know from my constituency what is going on.
Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers,
'Please don't write down that my child as asthma.
Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma,
when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance,
it will be a pre-existing condition.'
- Barbara Boxer

We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution,
it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent,
loyal Americans.
This great Constitution of ours should never be used
to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
- Barbara Boxer

We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future.
It should be in their hands.
It must be in their hands.
That is what democracy is all about.
We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want
it enough to make it work for them.
- Barbara Boxer

You know, I wish the world well.
I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy.
I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive.
Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them.
What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?
- Barbara Boxer

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.'
They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to
protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened.
They need all the help that they can get.
- Barbara Boxer

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
- Richard Bach

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder,
but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Ashley

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I want to be bold about my movement ...
I for sure do not call it exercise!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer


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