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I think that the justices were totally answering ...
by Fred Thompson

I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should.
I think that the senators, as best I could tell,
for the most part, Democrat and Republican,
respected that.
- Fred Thompson

Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning
up America's toxic waste sites.
- Fred Thompson

Sometimes you have to, as I say, build bridges where you can -
but draw lines where you must.
- Fred Thompson

We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities.
- Fred Thompson

 

We're hoping for the best, but we need to prepare for the worst.
- Fred Thompson

And I believe in the 13 years Judge Roberts was there,
he never turned down a request to give some assistance on a pro-bono case,
and this was no different.
- Fred Thompson

Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the
campaign finance scandal,
and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential
campaign and our congressional campaigns.
- Fred Thompson

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You can't substitute promise after promise with known
violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting
ourselves or setting an example.
- Fred Thompson

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater
threat to children's health than lead that may be under
some industrial site where there are no children.
- Fred Thompson

Hopefully, we can build bridges, but we also have to draw lines.
- Fred Thompson

We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions,
and the public deserves no less.
- Fred Thompson

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree
and a modicum of courtroom skill.
- Fred Thompson

There are some hopeful signs coming out of China in
the statements they've made since the since September 11.
- Fred Thompson

That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis
is an important tool to inform agency decision making,
the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law.
- Fred Thompson

While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to
update and improve old rules,
we do not want to set up a review process that could
create a litigation morass.
- Fred Thompson

Clearly, the Chinese know that we want a good relationship with them.
- Fred Thompson

And it's difficult for the average American to understand
why something like that could be so important and why
a little small place like Taiwan would be so important to the PRC.
- Fred Thompson

The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of
common sense as they create regulations.
- Fred Thompson

But if the Chinese mainland, the PRC,
attacked Taiwan, we'd be obligated to come to their aid.
- Fred Thompson

China is one of the world's greatest proliferators
of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.
- Fred Thompson

For a long time in American history,
people didn't even come up before the Senate.
They didn't come before the Judiciary Committee,
and up until about 1923, something like that.
- Fred Thompson

I think that there is a relatively small number of
people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.
- Fred Thompson

Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued.
- Fred Thompson

But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term
decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has -
trade those away for some short-term assistance that
may or may not be there a month from now.
- Fred Thompson

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever.
Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing
its own planetary warming:
Martian warming.
This has led some people, not necessarily scientists,
to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty,
are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
- Fred Thompson

We have some real political differences among us,
but we all share the same goals: clean air and water,
injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems,
to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation.
- Fred Thompson

We've made some mistakes in this country in times past -
the Korean conflict proceeding that,
some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War,
where we were ambiguous as to what we would do.
- Fred Thompson

In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about -
the inner-city poor,
those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives,
those who do not have clout here in Washington.
- Fred Thompson

And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain
basic things that are vital to our interest and to
the interest of democracy and our friends around the world,
we have to be willing to back that up.
- Fred Thompson

So China will be having to make some choices as to
whose side it wants to be on.
Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement
in our relationship with them,
if they choose correctly.
- Fred Thompson

So if you look back over the long history of China,
they've never tried to take over the world,
but they've been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood...
in carrying out their own purposes and interests in
their sphere of the world.
- Fred Thompson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton


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