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Bobby Ray Inman Quotes and Sayings

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And Oliver North was really a good soldier,
up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder
and defending the policy to the end.
- Bobby Ray Inman

You want to keep intelligence separate from policy.
- Bobby Ray Inman

Zealots often carry the day.
- Bobby Ray Inman

Iraq is not about oil.
- Bobby Ray Inman

 

As best I can tell there was no advance warning of
the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993,
which was the first significant foreign terrorist activity in the U.S.
No tip-offs that it was coming.
- Bobby Ray Inman

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Some people are so heavenly minded
that they are no earthly good.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of,
we have a special face for each friend.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs,
and patronizes human beings.
- Oliver Herford

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
- Anthony Hopkins

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

I enjoy sports.
I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies.
Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given
Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.
- Kevin Costner

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In 1994 the U.S.
Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North
to permit the release of grand jury evidence,
because it had already been so thoroughly leaked.
- Donella Meadows

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

He who stops being better, stops being good.
- Oliver Cromwell

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone;
I've seen those guys work and that was great to see.
- Antoine Fuqua

But friendship is the breathing rose,
with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There's an electrical thing about movies.
- Oliver Stone

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator,
of the giant lizard chasing them - maybe that's what
Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World.
- Oliver Stone

Ceremonies are different in every country,
but true politeness is everywhere the same.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Above all, I would not expect a wise race,
at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
- Barney Oliver

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
- Oliver Goldsmith

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
- Oliver Herford

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown,
for qualities that would wear well.
- Oliver Goldsmith

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's:
She changes it more often.
- Oliver Herford

As life is action and passion, it is required of a
man that he should share the passion and action of his time,
at the peril of being not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

But although life is not energy, any more than it is matter,
yet it directs energy and thereby controls arrangements of matter.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I think that, as life is action and passion,
it is required of a man that he should share the passion
and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tenderness is a virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat.
- Oliver Reed

Nature, when she invented, manufactured,
and patented her authors, contrived to make critics
out of the chips that were left.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
- Oliver Goldsmith

You get so weak from eating pears that you fall down,
and then they come and take you away on a stretcher.
- Oliver Reed

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to
be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If the money's right, I'll do a film.
- Oliver Reed

Only the young die good.
- Oliver Herford

As a child, what captivated me was reading the poems
myself and realizing that there was a world without
material substance which was nevertheless as alive as any other.
- Mary Oliver

I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry,
the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
- Oliver Reed

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist;
two to one,
he is a pedant.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

People did not even then like to eat dirt,
if they could see it.
- Oliver Evans

I'd love to do historical pictures more,
but I don't know if I can.
- Oliver Stone

We have a vision of South Africa in which black and
white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity.
- Oliver Tambo


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