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Bobby Scott Quotes and Sayings

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We can fight Big Industry.
- Bobby Scott

So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.
- Bobby Scott

The first year of the Bush administration we used up
all of the surplus and ended up just with the Social
Security and Medicare surplus,
and each year worse than the year before.
- Bobby Scott

The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
- Bobby Scott

 

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.
- Bobby Scott

The Federal prison population has increased more than
7-fold over the past 20 years.
- Bobby Scott

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned
by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
- Bobby Scott

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We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.
- Bobby Scott

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing
of racially segregated public education in this country.
- Bobby Scott

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated
for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year,
about one-tenth of what was necessary.
- Bobby Scott

Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory
and waste the taxpayers' money.
- Bobby Scott

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

We can continue our progress as a Nation toward the
promise that all people are created equal and that
our Nation will treat every person in that spirit.
- Bobby Scott

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education
and increase their earning potential based solely on
their inability to pay for a college education.
- Bobby Scott

If we increase spending, we have got to raise taxes or any combination.
- Bobby Scott

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction.
Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start
eating up virtually every penny that we have.
- Bobby Scott

We can be more inclusive.
- Bobby Scott

We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
- Bobby Scott

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
- Bobby Scott

I think we should worry about Social Security first
and then tax cuts second.
- Bobby Scott

In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent
of African American children attend schools that are
predominately African American,
about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died.
- Bobby Scott

The destinies of the two races in this country are
indissolubly linked together,
and the interests of both require that the common government
of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be
planted under the sanction of law.
- Bobby Scott

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose
of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to
assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions
is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so.
- Bobby Scott

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education,
vocational and job training, prison work skills development,
drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs,
all reduce recidivism, significantly.
- Bobby Scott

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole,
good time credits and funding for college courses,
means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy,
education, treatment and other development programs.
- Bobby Scott

And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs
was ample recreation for boys as well as girls,
jobs and internships for training and money,
and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.
- Bobby Scott

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone,
so adequate funding for port security is a significant
issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
- Bobby Scott

While we must ensure that these dangerous new drugs
and precursors do not get in the hands of children
or others who would use them improperly,
we must also be aware that these same drugs have legitimate uses.
- Bobby Scott

Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense
fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone
will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any
of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
- Bobby Scott

Another example of the educational inequality is the
current debate over publicly financed school vouchers
which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful,
but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
- Bobby Scott

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational
opportunity when you consider studies that show that
one half of low income students who are qualified to
attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.
- Bobby Scott

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let your sympathies and your compassion
be always with the under dog in the fight -
this is magnanimity;
but bet on the other one - this is business.
- Mark Twain

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.
- Scott Caan

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

I don't want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself,
but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested.
- Christine Lahti

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
- Ansel Adams

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P. J. O'Rourke

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...
I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
- Steven Wright

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
- William Congreve

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
- George Whitefield

I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th
Fighter Wing's capabilities,
and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce
its personnel or take away aircraft.
- Mark Pryor

What's right and good doesn't come naturally.
You have to stand up and fight for it -
as if the cause depends on you,
because it does.
- Bill Moyers

You don't have to fight for your life anymore.
You're starting a new one.
- Eric Brown

You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight.
I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
- Tim Robbins

If you love your life, you have to fight.
If you believe in life and progress and possibilities,
you have no choice.
- Michael Zaslow

When I fight someone, I want to break his will.
I want to take his manhood.
I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
- Mike Tyson

I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions
entering the University on behalf of our students.
- Ruth J. Simmons


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