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Charles Curtis Quotes and Sayings

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Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.
- Charles Curtis

Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand,
not attitudes to be avoided.
- Charles Curtis

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

 

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily
experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption;
it is not a symbol,
but a fraud.
- George Santayana

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud,
and that the major cancer research organizations are
derelict in their duties to the people who support them.
- Linus Pauling

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

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Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
- Sophocles

The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud.
- Lynn Westmoreland

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense,
a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Some people think that prayer just means asking for things,
and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for,
they think the whole thing is a fraud.
- Gerald Vann

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half,
and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
- Otto von Bismarck

We are with you in this work.
Workingmen must form a party of their own,
take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud,
and put honest toil in power.
- Denis Kearney

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.
- Publilius Syrus

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate
the President's lack of an exit strategy,
and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S.
tax dollars.
- Russ Carnahan

It's clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio,
thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush.
- George Galloway

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool
or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
- John McCain

Well, we want to make sure there's not securities fraud.
- Don Nickles

No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud.
He's just too much himself and not you.
- Philip Levine

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
- C. S. Forester

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud,
fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime,
facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud,
tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.
- Ron Lewis

Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after
not believed even if they speak the truth.
- Phaedrus

Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.
- Sophocles

For the most part fraud in the end secures for its
companions repentance and shame.
- Charles Simmons

Prohibition was introduced as a fraud;
it has been nursed as a fraud.
- Roger Q. Mills

Tens of billions of dollars could be saved in Medicare
and Medicaid alone by eliminate fraud and improving patient care.
Not only would this save money, but it will save lives.
- Tim Murphy

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom,
a blackmail.
- Benito Mussolini

There's always an element of fear that you need to
work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or
finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!
- Ben Stiller

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery
program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our
nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
- William L. Jenkins

No one will find me to have knowingly committed fraud.
- Bernard Ebbers

The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications,
it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that
high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
- Thomas Hobbes

Style is a fraud.
I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
- Willem de Kooning

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority,
or rather of that party, not always the majority,
that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy,
hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson

We have a system that allows us to manage a free and fair election,
free of fraud, free of intimidation,
and that's what we delivered on election day,
and we're very very proud of it.
- Kenneth Blackwell

It is always right to detect a fraud,
and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either.
A man of business should always have his eyes open,
but must often seem to have them shut.
- Philip Stanhope

Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things,
cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes;
that is to say,
the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.
- William Graham Sumner

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties,
arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives
to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks,
elderly Jews and other minorities.
- Barbra Streisand

I got to get the right people in the right job.
Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context
of your administration without the legislature.For example,
using technology to do more with less.
Using technology to fight fraud.
Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the
context of the administration.
- Meg Whitman

At a time when we're having to take such difficult
decisions about how to cut back without damaging the
things that matter the most,
we should strain every sinew to cut error,
waste and fraud.
- David Cameron

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial
fraud in the Middle Ages,
let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period,
and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to
be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
- Goldwin Smith

Fraud, robbery, and murder have characterized the English
usurpation of the government of our country.
Why, for the last fifty years we have been robbed in
the matter of taxes of hundreds of millions.
- John Edward Redmond

Why, I ask, isn't it possible that advertising as a
whole is a fantastic fraud,
presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one,
least of all by the advertising men who create it?
- David Riesman

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and
fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program,
and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation,
no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.
- John Ensign

The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime,
but to denounce financial devices which are useful
and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud,
is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live.
- William Graham Sumner

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn
declaration it was disregarded,
and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years,
was destroyed by the Act of Union.
Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud,
by treachery and falsehood.
- John Edward Redmond

We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us,
they will all be used.
And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us.
We shall arm.
We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance,
and force with force, if need be.
- Denis Kearney

It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful
ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process
vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled
out by illegally cast ballots.
- Virgil Goode

The first issue to be settled is whether socialism
has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning
the present system true? Is industry proceeding on
a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent
economic theory to give an exact answer to this question.
- John Bates Clark

This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world,
has been built primarily through economic manipulation,
through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life,
through the economic hit men.
I was very much a part of that.
- John Perkins

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud
is even more prevalent in today's world because of
the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for
instant communication with strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

There was no imminent threat.
This was made up in Texas, announced in January to
the Republican leadership that war was going to take
place and was going to be good politically.
This whole thing was a fraud.
- Edward Kennedy

May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent
to defeat the swallowing up of any nation,
at any time, by any means-by armies with banners,
by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce,
there is pain there.
But there is no question: we have a government that
we can no longer afford.That is the cold,
hard fact.
So we have to make this more efficient.
We have to sunset programs that no longer work.
We have to eliminate waste and fraud.
We must do this.
- Meg Whitman

I want to be clear.
No company is too big to be prosecuted.
We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud,
but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral
consequences whenever possible.
- Alberto Gonzales

Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors
and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud
from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments.
- Osama bin Laden

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen
by degrees the value and the use of money,
and finally to render it powerless; and consequently
to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud,
iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.
- Josiah Warren

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema,
the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented
only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
- Andrzej Wajda

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes,
not for those who enjoy good cinema.
- Sunny Deol

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should
be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity.
It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
- Keanu Reeves

When I go to a film, you're taking it easy and you
let things wash over you.
That's what cinema's all about.
You get involved in a world that's being created in front of you.
- Mary Hansen

I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every
week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
- Guillermo del Toro

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who
thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up
being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

Realism is always subjective in film.
There's no such thing as cinema verite.
- Crispin Glover


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