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Diane Feinstein Quotes and Sayings

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It is my belief that tax credits only go to people who are making money,
and they generally keep it.
- Diane Feinstein

I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit,
not profit-making.
There is no way a health reform plan will work when
it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return
money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.
- Diane Feinstein

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

Today we have a health insurance industry where the
first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs,
not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate
doctors and hospitals for their services.
It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated
and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
- Diane Feinstein

 

Global warming is real.
It is happening today.
It is being charted by our satellites.
It is being charted by our scientists.
It is being charted by those of us in this body,
and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit
that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion.
- Diane Feinstein

Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in
our Nation's national security interest.
Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida,
but also by other nations, governments,
and individuals - people good and bad -
as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims,
and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world.
- Diane Feinstein

We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal
of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons.
What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration,
we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia
and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.
- Diane Feinstein

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Our climate is changing.
The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to
1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution.
People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much.
In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic.
It impacts species.
It kills some.
It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean.
It does a number of things.
- Diane Feinstein

The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do.
Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country,
regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.
- Diane Feinstein

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul
grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the
part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Belief creates the actual fact.
- William James

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

The belief that the good in American society will finally win out...
I don't believe any more.
- Elia Kazan

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief,
is God's love and the love of God.
- Mortimer Adler

The same tools that make any writer good,
plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.
- Fred Saberhagen

The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief,
but of despair.
- Herbert Read

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest
of men will do the most wickedest of things for the
greatest good of everyone.
- John Maynard Keynes

Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing,
but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very
heart of Christian belief.
- Dan Brown

I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's
really shared passion and belief about this and -
saying that some day everybody was going to be on line.
- Steve Case

Of course language manifests a belief only if we use
its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness.
- Michael Polanyi

Nor is it that truly a belief at all which has not
some influence upon the actions of him who holds it.
- William Kingdon Clifford

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief;
it is a superstition.
- Jose Bergamin

American government was founded on a belief and a faith
in God and in doing what is right and just.
- Ginny B. Waite


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