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Brian Mulroney Quotes and Sayings

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I think the government has to reposition environment
on top of their national and international priorities.
- Brian Mulroney

Related topics: Environmental

I am not denying anything I did not say.
- Brian Mulroney

In politics, madame, you need two things:
friends,
but above all an enemy.
- Brian Mulroney

Trudeau's contribution was not to build Canada but to destroy it,
and I had to come in and save it.
- Brian Mulroney

 

You cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done
as many significant things as I did,
because there are none.
- Brian Mulroney

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault,
Of course I regret it.
It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use,
but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
- Brian Mulroney

You have to spend your political capital on great causes for your country.
- Brian Mulroney

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If everything is very important, then nothing is important.
- Brian Mulroney

Once you articulate an agenda, you have to follow it.
- Brian Mulroney

Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else,
let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming.
- Brian Mulroney

The biggest trading partner of the United States is
not West Germany or Japan,
it's right here.
- Brian Mulroney

If your only objective is to be popular,
you're going to be popular but you will be known as
the Prime Minister who achieved nothing.
- Brian Mulroney

There are so many demands on your time,
on your resources, and on the prestige of the government.
- Brian Mulroney

You can't be chasing 15 rabbits.
Otherwise, the public mind cannot follow you.
- Brian Mulroney

You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada.
If you're afraid to spend your capital,
you shouldn't be there.
- Brian Mulroney

I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going
to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without
destroying the environment on which it is all based.
- Brian Mulroney

And look, I was a big, brassy guy who won and won big.
I did what I wanted.
- Brian Mulroney

The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal,
from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others.
- Brian Mulroney

Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister.
- Brian Mulroney

First, President Reagan was not enthusiastic.
But I built up a relationship with him in other areas
and then persuaded him that this was important to us and to me,
and that we had to at least be in the process of looking at this seriously.
- Brian Mulroney

When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status,
the Planning and Priorities committee,
the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major,
because that's what the bureaucracy understands.
- Brian Mulroney

We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment
to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives.
I think what made us successful was the fact that it
was a sustained approach.
We did something new every year.
- Brian Mulroney

And, of course, the fact that Maurice Strong,
a Canadian, was in charge made it important for us
to pull up our socks and become leaders in this field.
Now, here is a field we should be a leader in!
- Brian Mulroney

We decided that the environment was an integral part
of our policies and the political thrust of our government.
We gave it the priority and we sustained it with the
money required to make it happen.
- Brian Mulroney

For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked
about the importance of the Arctic to our future.
He's right.
A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is
going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic.
- Brian Mulroney

So that was Reagan's political problem.
As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself.
But the President of the United States doesn't control
everything that happens in Washington.
- Brian Mulroney

I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward.
We're going to move ahead in all these other areas.
We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST,
we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be
done at the cost of the environment.
- Brian Mulroney

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain


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