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But tending machinery was one thing;
by Elliot Richardson

But tending machinery was one thing;
defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it,
and developing ways to measure how well the job was done -
this was something else again.
- Elliot Richardson

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence
that Watergate has created by opening up your administration
and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit.
- Elliot Richardson

I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

 

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must,
of course, be the individual.
The second concern is the truth.
- Elliot Richardson

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that
you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won,
not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
- Elliot Richardson

They've got him - credible witnesses,
documents, heaven knows what else.
In all my years as a prosecutor I have never seen such an open-and-shut case.
- Elliot Richardson

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My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

The Watergate reforms did work well for many years,
and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have
real and major impact on the system today.
- Elliot Richardson

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure,
but of futility.
The legislative process has become a cruel shell game
and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze,
inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
- Elliot Richardson

The experience of learning how to get straight to the
core of a problem proved to be of immense value later
when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large,
complex government departments.
- Elliot Richardson

I thought I was going to be killed.
The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given.
I learned to take each day, each mission,
as it came.
That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life.
I take each case, each job, as it comes.
- Elliot Richardson

The idea of being in the State Department was exciting.
On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics.
If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack.
- Elliot Richardson

Though every legal task demands this skill,
it is especially important in the effort to frame public
policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments.
The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
- Elliot Richardson

This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that,
in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals
and misuse of power in our history as a nation,
scandal produced important reforms that served this
nation well for two decades.
- Elliot Richardson

The vice president had a bargaining asset,
however, that no ordinary person has:
He was next in line to the presidency.
I saw no chance that he would resign first,
then take his chances on trial, conviction,
and jail.
- Elliot Richardson

It often seemed like we had become a nation where the
only heroes were rock singers and ball players and
that there were no large men of probity who could be
called upon for the task.
- Elliot Richardson

For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its
own that the people can be required to serve.
For us the word is only a label for the arrangements
by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility
for things that concern us in common.
- Elliot Richardson

If there are flaws they are in ourselves,
and our task therefore must be one not of redesign
but of renewal and reaffirmation,
especially of the standards in which all of us believe.
- Elliot Richardson

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
its full power or feels the strategic situation to
be such that it cannot do so,
it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
- Elliot Richardson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man
tending the machine be paid enough.
- Karel Capek

David wasn't thinking of being king when he was tending sheep;
he was just doing what God sat before him.
- John Fisher

Goods move in response to price differences from points
of low to points of higher price,
the movement tending to obliterate the price difference and come to rest.
- Frank Knight

I started out mopping floors, waiting tables,
and tending bar at my dad's tavern.
I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts.
I poured my heart and soul into a small business.
And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become
with the core values of this great nation,
I put my name forward and ran for office.
- John Boehner

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated,
namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that,
if men ever bathe in seas where they are found,
a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards.
- George Grey

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify -
so that among these human creatures there is continually
some birth of new heroism.
The pity is that we must wonder at it,
as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
- John Keats

Familiar life, tending to sordidness,
had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized;
historical detail had been brought in to teach readers
who were being entertained.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally
affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed,
and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed.
- David Ricardo

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery -
always buzzing,
humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud.
And why? What's this passion for?
- Virginia Woolf

I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard
enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
- Henry Bessemer

I have deep respect for people's individual faith,
but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state,
or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting.
- Andrew Denton

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in
embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering
devices to oblige them to be ugly.
Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
- H. G. Wells

I defied the machinery to make me its slave.
Its incessant discords could not drown the music of
my thoughts if I would let them fly high enough.
- Lucy Larcom

To be sure, no piece of social machinery,
however well constructed, can be effective unless there
is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.
- Cordell Hull

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific
medicine and universal happiness.
You must make your choice.
Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
- Aldous Huxley

It's not the work which kills people,
it's the worry.
It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If my father's business hadn't gone broke,
I'd be exporting nuts, bolts and sugar machinery right now.
What an awful thought!
- Cesar Romero

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power
machinery with democracy.
But then neither can political prisoners turn on the
light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino

There's nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth,
and there's nothing other than machinery that can replace youth.
- Elliott Gould

I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure,
and I learned about Americans.
- Herman Wouk

The United States as we know it today is largely the
result of mechanical inventions,
and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
- John Moody

The economy of human time is the next advantage of
machinery in manufactures.
- Charles Babbage

The technical is not just the machinery.
The technical is a disposition to life.
- Leon Kass

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance
he is in a technical sense transmitting more information
to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
- Robert Moog

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour,
and the capital that is invested in tools,
machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
- David Ricardo

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin,
is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,
the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
- Horace Mann

And the buying of new machinery meant not only the
possibility of production,
but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before,
we were back of seven, eight years.
- Gianni Agnelli

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does
what it's supposed to do.
- Robert A. Heinlein

By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating
in the various international agreements we intend to
contribute to the wholesome development of world trade.
- Shigeru Yoshida

Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the
machinery of government to dispossess the rich.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the
number of well-to-do idlers.
- Karl Marx

Industrialization based on machinery,
already referred to as a characteristic of our age,
is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
- Emily Greene Balch

Here was this vast machinery of government and they didn't know how it ran,
where you put in the gas, where you put in the oil,
where you turn the throttle.
- Maxwell D. Taylor

The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery
and primitive music and primitive medicine.
- Stephen Leacock

Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down
between the endless rows of spindles,
reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped threads.
- Mary Harris Jones

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to.
In the movies, I don't have direct contact,
and I am fighting technical machinery.
- Max von Sydow

Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious -
and therefore immoral -
I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
- George Ryan

Against the State, against the Church,
against the silence of the medical profession,
against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past,
the woman of today arises.
- Margaret Sanger

Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds
the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life.
- Michael Behe

Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery.
- James Mark Baldwin

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend,
the more does competition extend among the workers,
the more do their wages shrink together.
- Karl Marx

I have always hated machinery, and the only machine
I ever understood was a wheelbarrow,
and that but imperfectly.
- E. T. Bell

If the machinery for distribution in the present economic
system of the world is incapable of properly distributing
the productive wealth of nations,
then that system is false and must be altered.
- Gregor Strasser

We believed that growth through Local Government,
and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing
the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament,
other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
- Mary A. Ward

An espionage organization is a collector:
it collects raw information.
That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed
to resolve its reliability,
and to present a finished product.
- Aldrich Ames

When people say 'let's do something about it,'
they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery
so that we can do something to somebody else.'
And that somebody is invariably you.
- Frank Chodorov

If the world would only build temples to Machinery
in the abstract then everything would be perfect.
The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do,
and could, in complete peace and suitably honored,
pursue their trade without further trouble.
- Wyndham Lewis


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