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Alcee Hastings Quotes and Sayings

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The Middle East is literally going up in flames,
as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved,
and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
- Alcee Hastings

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor.
I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom,
as well as the separation of church and state.
- Alcee Hastings

 

The world is better because of Coretta Scott King.
She affected countless lives and her voice will be deeply missed,
especially by those who carry on her incredible undertaking.
- Alcee Hastings

Today, the Federal minimum wage purchases less than
it has at any point in the last 50 years.
Let me repeat: The Federal minimum wage purchases less
than it has at any point in the last 50 years.
- Alcee Hastings

Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made
a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide
by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention
and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
- Alcee Hastings

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The actions of the terrorist organizations,
Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza,
against Israel are unconscionable.
Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations
have chosen to perpetuate the violence.
- Alcee Hastings

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric,
if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites,
and hard work instead of horse trading,
I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer,
at the accomplishments of this Congress.
- Alcee Hastings

Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims,
Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions
believe in values like peace,
respect, tolerance and dignity.
These are values that bring people together and enable
us to build responsible and solid communities.
- Alcee Hastings

I find it difficult to believe that God would want
us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land,
albeit with the divergent opinions.
I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the
dynamics of the Federal judiciary.
- Alcee Hastings

Given the fact that most religions share basic values,
it is most unfortunate that religious people can be
played off against each other so easily.
One possible reason for this may be that people do
not know enough about other people's beliefs.
- Alcee Hastings

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions
of this world are suffering from the effects of armed
conflicts with religious aspects.
I believe that the differences of faith are not the
real reason for these conflicts.
- Alcee Hastings

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders,
and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit,
to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way,
and to focus on their common grounds.
- Alcee Hastings

If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years,
three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan,
the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan
and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.
- Alcee Hastings

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt
the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups,
the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle
in their effort to peacefully coexist.
- Alcee Hastings

Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders,
murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages
and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli
civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal.
- Alcee Hastings

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Don't worry about that chair with a hole in the middle.
It's merely waiting to be reupholstered.
- the movie Casino Royale (1966)

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead,
he is telling the literal truth.
- Elmer Davis

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle
of millions of starving people.
- Gloria Steinem

If you're middle aged...
where're you going to go to meet someone? You're not going to go to a bar,
you're not going to go to a night club;
and there are the museums.
- Elizabeth Perkins

Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse.
Read their stories.
How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
- Bob Uecker

What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
Now they are content with burning my books.
- Sigmund Freud

I don't have any children, I have four middle-aged people.
- Dick Van Dyke

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise;
to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus

My father was a middle manager at an oil company,
but I never knew anything about his work.
Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years.
- Donna Mills

It's nice to see that people in Middle America are really affected.
- Randy Harrison

You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it,
because comedy is really hard.
- Andrew Denton

None of us are really dumb and none of us are really smart.
We're in the middle.
- Daniel Johns

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
- Marilyn Hacker

Losing streaks are funny.
If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start.
If you lose in the middle of the season,
you're in a slump.
If you lose at the end, you're choking.
- Gene Mauch

I'm getting a wider circle of fans now.
More women, more middle class people.
- James Ellroy

In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician,
the earthquake hit Hollywood.
Not the real earthquake.
Just the talkies.
- Conrad Veidt

If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses,
if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts,
then I'm for it.
- Alexi Giannoulias

Today's global landscape is increasingly interconnected.
China and the Middle East play critical roles towards
international peace and security.
- Rick Larsen

This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place.
The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is
always accompanied by such a process.
- Susan George

Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to,
like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set
a story in a place where children can actually go.
- Cornelia Funke

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every
new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

You want a story? Read 'Gone With the Wind'.
These aren't stories.
They're joke books.
The whole thing of a beginning, a middle and an end has been done to death.
- Brian P. Cleary

I dress up as a middle-aged prostitute and do a game show.
- Paul O'Grady

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation
further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
- Paul Gillmor

You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to
manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story -
a beginning,
a middle, and an end.
- Len Wein

The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.
- Gail Sheehy

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

Memory is the first casualty of middle age,
if I remember correctly.
- Candice Bergen

I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet.
- Leslie Caron

There are three social classes in America:
upper middle class,
middle class, and lower middle class.
- Judith Martin

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged;
it is not a young music.
- Derek Bailey


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