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Washington is an endless series of mock palaces ...
by Ada Louise Huxtable

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built,
or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over.
It will be presidential libraries from now on.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

 

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking,
which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the
belief that all's right with the world.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

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The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
- Bob Hope

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

Washington is a city of
Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
- John F. Kennedy

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus
on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
- Mark Kennedy

I'm angry when we have to use state dollars to fill
holes in our low-income heating assistance program
because there isn't enough support from Washington.
- Jodi Rell

Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt -
but most think it's bipartisan.
- Chuck Todd

People who leave Washington do so by way of the box...
ballet or coffin.
- Claiborne Pell

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Washington, D.C.
is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
- David Brinkley

Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to
take both sides on just about every issue.
- George W. Bush

Washington's character was rock solid.
He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues,
which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington.
Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No.
You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
- Ed Rendell

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped
the bulk of his army on Long Island -
a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
- Mercy Otis Warren

You need fighters like me to battle,
because frankly The New York Times and the Washington
Post are not going to fight the fights that I do.
- Al Goldstein

The president said that he would unite this country,
that he was a uniter, not a divider.
Have you ever seen America more divided? Have you ever
seen Washington more divided?
- John Edwards

We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans,
Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
- Gray Davis

I don't want anybody suspecting I am some sheep and
part of the Washington D.C.
establishment.
- George Nethercutt

Ever since I've become chairman, there have been profiles of me in People,
George, The Washington Post, The Detroit News,
and all of them could have been written by the same person.
- Julian Bond

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our
policy ever since the days of Washington,
and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity
of a Japanese imperial funeral.
- Simon Hoggart

In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have
had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.
- Anita Hill

Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The American people think the government in Washington is too big.
That it spends too much.
And - and that it's totally out of control.
They want something done about it.
- John Boehner

I think the Clintons are brilliant.
I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill,
and I think Hillary is right up there with him.
They're too smart for Washington.
- Chevy Chase

You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington
would make a great sports agent.
- Leigh Steinberg

I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment
for the people who had written films in the early,
early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all.
- Fay Wray

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb,
or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might
get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
- Marlee Matlin

Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I
feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam.
- Grace Abbott

When George Washington was elected president,
there was no national vote.
- Ben Nelson

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people:
equality and opportunity for all.
Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation,
these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell

It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang
a lamb chop in your window,
guests will come.
- Suzanne Fields

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker
T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking
desperately for a way out,
and he could see no way out except capitulation.
- C. L. R. James

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

Washington has been ignoring this issue for too long.
- Major R. Owens

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where
you came from and why you got there in the first place.
- Harry S. Truman

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head
to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put
around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
- Constance Baker Motley

Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business
owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship,
and that's what Washington was.
- Ed Smith

The Washington Bullets are changing their name.
They don't want their team to be associated with crime.
From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets.
- Jay Leno

Israel's willingness to cooperate closely with the U.S.
in protecting American interests in the region altered
her image in the eyes of many officials in Washington.
- Yitzhak Rabin


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