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DeForest Soaries Quotes and Sayings

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My sense was that most of the elected officials in Washington -
in their heart of hearts -
really believe that the system can't be too bad because it produced them.
- DeForest Soaries

And when people in power can stay in power they do
very little to tinker with the apparatus that put them in power.
- DeForest Soaries

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

 

I started out as a 16 year old registering people to vote.
- DeForest Soaries

When public access to voting is impaired or when public
confidence in voting is diluted,
democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure.
- DeForest Soaries

Beyond that, states had to also have electronic voting
machines that made it possible for people who are physically
handicapped to vote in private...
and the computerized voting machine made it very easy for,
particularly, the blind.
- DeForest Soaries

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The Election Assistance Commission represents a major,
unprecedented commitment from the federal government
to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy.
I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members.
- DeForest Soaries

What we say is that democracy means that you have the
right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens.
But if you stand in line for six hours,
technically, today there is no document,
no standard, no law that says that that's wrong.
- DeForest Soaries

I found that there is very little interest in Washington
for true election reform.
That neither the White House nor either house of the
Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic
participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries.
- DeForest Soaries

When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in
a park that was never shoveled when it snowed.
The basketball rims were never fixed.
And we understood then that there was a relationship
between public policy and our quality of life.
- DeForest Soaries

We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf.
We had to use the information that already existed
to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country.
And we had to do all of that in ten months.
- DeForest Soaries

When Congress passed the Help America Vote Act in 2002,
I was thrilled to learn that the federal government
would offer resources to all states to assist them
in enhancing the voting process in America.
- DeForest Soaries

It's an embarrassment that we don't have a broad enough
consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place.
I could count the members of Congress on one hand that
took these issues seriously.
- DeForest Soaries

We have no basis for having a recall of any particular
type of voting equipment because there are no standards.
And when we do have standards, even these standards
are required to be voluntary.
- DeForest Soaries

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not;
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison


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