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Chris Patten Quotes and Sayings

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Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2
emission is what happens in developed countries.
- Chris Patten

In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented,
including the jerks.
- Chris Patten

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual
freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.
- Chris Patten

It is a sort of great Victorian truth that actually,
trying to do the right thing is pretty good for you
and pretty good for business as well,
by and large.
- Chris Patten

 

I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into
politics from even a modestly cerebral background is
the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics.
- Chris Patten

In democracy everyone has the right to be represented,
even the jerks.
- Chris Patten

I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled,
if by "unbridled" you mean unregulated.
- Chris Patten

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So, what I say to people is that politics has got to
be about principle and values above all.
Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations.
- Chris Patten

It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something.
That is always said of difficult problems.
- Chris Patten

I think that if politics is just about getting your
backside on important seats,
then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
- Chris Patten

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism;
less extreme,
it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.
- Chris Patten

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a
bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain.
I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
- Chris Patten

But the ability to articulate what you are doing,
to be clear about it, and to stick to it is,
I think, the essence of political leadership.
- Chris Patten

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder

But God, who is the Eternal Mind, is undoubtedly of excellence,
complete and perfect in every part.
- Lactantius

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition,
but first to better himself.
- William Ellery Channing

One of the fundamental questions of today's world is
undoubtedly the question of equitable globalisation.
- Janez Drnovsek

In the garment trades, on the other hand,
the presence of a body of the disfranchised,
of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the
economic weakness of these trades.
- Florence Kelley

For the human mind is seldom at stay:
If you do not grow better,
you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
- Samuel Richardson

As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular,
anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
- Elizabeth Janeway

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year,
dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and
more cynical than at any point in modern time.
- Robert Teeter

Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime
that are cooperating in some fashion and then there
are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them.
- John Abizaid

You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation,
and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself;
this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school.
- Eli Whitney

Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal
State-to-State relations.
- Li Peng

Britain in the 1970s was undoubtedly an economic mess
because of the oil price explosion.
- Barbara Castle

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment,
which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
- Dean Acheson

Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career -
mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it.
It was a totally satisfying experience.
- Frank Shorter

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

Undoubtedly, there are numerous problems with the immigration
system here in The United States.
- Corrine Brown

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests
undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal.
Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
- Wallace Stevens

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly,
but not foresight.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and
Clark Counties in this state,
and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store,
but whether their support would be sufficient,
I am unable to say.
- Gamaliel Bailey

Then, in the next place, we must know that every being
which is endowed with reason,
and transgresses its statutes and limitations,
is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice.
- Origen

Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats.
There is obviously no rule about this,
except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche
undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.
- Wolcott Gibbs

Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and
of your explicit instructions,
that the batteries should reserve their ammunition,
until the grand charge should commence,
for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.
- John Bigelow

Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity,
but, so too, the rising of the working class against it.
Capital is an historical necessity, but,
so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.
- Rosa Luxemburg

Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work,
but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others,
call it class spirit, esprit de corps,
good fellowship, or good will to men.
- Herbert Baxter Adams

Will they attack us? Yes.
Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly.
Will they lie about us, harass our families,
namecall to try to intimidate us? They will.
There's nothing safe about it.
But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you.
Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?
- Christine O'Donnell

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

It will undoubtedly happen, that the enemy will make the attempt,
today, tomorrow or the next day, at some time,
to break into this fortress of Europe at one point or another.
That will undoubtedly be the case.
- Heinrich Himmler

Political and social events must also be effective,
but not in a very obvious fashion.
But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly
affect creative thought but whether they respectively
hinder or help it is not at all certain.
- John Desmond Bernal

There will be a lot of competitive and strong companies
coming here and even though Kosovo is a small country
that undoubtedly has a lot to offer to global trade;
one of our main interests is to expose it to the world market.
- Ibrahim Rugova

One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly
this problem of not being able to talk to scientists,
because we don't understand science;
they can't talk to us because they don't understand anything else,
poor dears.
- Michael Flanders

If we define an American fascist as one who in case
of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings,
then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.
- Henry A. Wallace

In such an environment, I was able to study things
that could be of immediate usefulness to the world.
That learning experience undoubtedly served me well
when I eventually entered the work force.
- Koichi Tanaka

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis
greater than at any time since 1917.
The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of
most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
- Joe Slovo

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous
psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War,
run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries,
not just by the British or the Americans,
but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
- Ernst Zundel

There is a cultural factor promoting violence which
nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media.
And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
- Alva Myrdal

My personal view is that such total planning by the
state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good...
I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx -
though this undoubtedly will be suggested -
but from Fichte and Hegel.
- John Grierson

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

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in
the furnace of adversity.
- George Santayana

I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield,
as an MP or as a minister.
- David Blunkett


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