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Boris Yeltsin Quotes and Sayings

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We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can.
In the end he burns out.
But this is far better than a mean little flame.
- Boris Yeltsin

While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level,
we need to devote more attention to developing the
entire range of means of information warfare.
- Boris Yeltsin

A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population,
suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist
acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.
- Boris Yeltsin

 

International terrorism is throwing down a challenge,
and not just to Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

You can build a throne with bayonets,
but you can't sit on it for long.
- Boris Yeltsin

We, Russia, are prepared to work with others.
I am convinced that stability and security in Europe
cannot be considered without taking Russia into account.
- Boris Yeltsin

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The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to
sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians.
- Boris Yeltsin

We want peace and a political solution to the situation in Chechnya.
- Boris Yeltsin

Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps
on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad,
are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.
- Boris Yeltsin

I understand that it's hard for everyone,
but one cannot give in to emotions...
we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis
and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.
- Boris Yeltsin

Let's not talk about Communism.
Communism was just and idea, just pie in the sky.
- Boris Yeltsin

Russia also declared its independence.
This was approved by the Supreme Soviet,
and you know and remember that there was the Declaration
on the Independence of Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

You have no right to criticise Russia over Chechnya.
- Boris Yeltsin

I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in
the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with
the bandits are not the same thing,
and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that.
- Boris Yeltsin

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician.
First, ordinary life suffers.
Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you.
And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed,
people at the top generally have no friends.
- Boris Yeltsin

We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe.
The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year,
have given rise to great expectations and at the same
time to powerful disappointments.
- Boris Yeltsin

Europe has found itself confronted with fresh challenges -
challenges of a global character,
the nature of which is directly connected with changes
in the international climate and the difficulties of
seeking new models for co-operation.
- Boris Yeltsin

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox
thinking when the situation is critical:
At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold.
Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to
think their own thoughts.
- Boris Yeltsin

One could see that what you are writing was that today's
meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster.
Now, for the first time, I can tell you that you are a disaster.
- Boris Yeltsin

Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me.
But I as the elected President of Russia give you the
order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.
- Boris Yeltsin

We are well aware from which countries and through
which countries the terrorists are receiving support.
In the immediate future I shall be calling upon the
leaders of these states to put a stop to this kind of activity.
- Boris Yeltsin

There were no strategic mistakes that could affect
Russia's history and it further development.
No, there were no such mistakes.
Tactical errors were made in some less significant options,
problems and so on.
But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed.
- Boris Yeltsin

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't
recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

Now, if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could lower your wand.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

This wealth of experiences, personal and professional,
have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives
that present themselves in every case that I hear.
- Sonia Sotomayor

Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things.
It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in
the world and in my life.
I scavenge from the best.
- Jessica Hagedorn

We don't know where our first impressions come from
or precisely what they mean,
so we don't always appreciate their fragility.
- Malcolm Gladwell

I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly
do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably
one of the things I need to work on,
building a bit of time for myself.
- Orlando Bloom

He's working a lot harder than I am.
I tell these people that we really appreciate what they're doing for us.
- Mark Kelly

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women.
They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
- Eva Herzigova

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

There are a lot of great actresses out there.
You learn to appreciate each one for what they offer.
- Victoria Pratt

You've got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine;
otherwise you're just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you.
- Ken Kesey

We appreciate frankness from those who like us.
Frankness from others is called insolence.
- Andre Maurois

Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.
- James K. Polk

Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small
and fragile the Earth is.
- Valentina Tereshkova

I've experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
I think to really appreciate anything you have to be
at both ends of the spectrum.
- John Elway

I appreciate very much being injury-free.
- Steffi Graf

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that
stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears
of persecution that exist in the present day.
- Gregg Easterbrook

To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
- Basil Bunting

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes,
where every activity is direct and immediately understandable,
are able to live among them.
- Ella Maillart

And like I said, I appreciate my older brothers because
they would not allow me to win.
They made me learn to play with them,
which I think is the most important thing that I learned.
- Eddie Murray

I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.
- Johnny Winter

I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I'm doing.
- Shania Twain

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out.
But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting,
I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
- Ellen Burstyn


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