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Donna Shalala Quotes and Sayings

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I'll be one of the spokespeople, one of the people
who sells the Administration's plans.
- Donna Shalala

We have not yet concluded that needle-exchange programs
do not encourage drug use.
- Donna Shalala

I have long ties to the women's community.
- Donna Shalala

We can't afford as a nation - not because of money
but because of our social fabric -
to have large numbers of people who are not working.
- Donna Shalala

 

I've spent my whole life with people underestimating me.
- Donna Shalala

I think anyone that thought that we were coming in
as a bunch of liberal Democrats to deliver more large-scale
social programs was nuts.
I sure didn't expect it.
- Donna Shalala

The dog doesn't know the difference between Saturday,
Sunday, and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early those days too.
- Donna Shalala

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But I have a driver, so I can return calls while I'm in the car.
- Donna Shalala

In every community, whether large or small,
there are people who lead in their community in easy and difficult times.
- Donna Shalala

I have always hired people of different ages.
Young people and older people.
People in their 70s and in their 20s.
People who are fully capable of talking back to me.
- Donna Shalala

The government is fully capable of delivering services.
Even complex services.
- Donna Shalala

I'm pretty disciplined and am almost always on schedule.
- Donna Shalala

You don't want to destroy the energy that comes out of a campaign.
- Donna Shalala

I get to work at about 7:30 or 8 unless I have a breakfast meeting.
- Donna Shalala

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

Sex education has to do with what's in people's head.
- Donna Shalala

We are living longer, and we need to live better.
- Donna Shalala

Asking the government to help you for short periods
of time is different than asking the government to
take care of you for the rest of your life.
- Donna Shalala

By putting people around me who will calm me down and
slow me down and make sure I work through an issue.
- Donna Shalala

I try to deal with my serious reading before work.
- Donna Shalala

Sure, it is apparent that presidents are looking at polls,
but they are also stepping up on issues.
President Clinton stepped up on tobacco.
He shaped the polls on the tobacco issue.
- Donna Shalala

I have to admit, in January and February I was in an absolute fuzz.
I had no one on board.
It wasn't that I didn't know what I was doing,
but we didn't have all the pieces put together.
- Donna Shalala

We have to mainstream everybody.
No matter what their circumstances when they were growing up.
Part of that is knowing that after they're finished with school,
everybody in this country gets up and goes to work.
- Donna Shalala

Every year, I am reminded of the kids who aren't in
the freshman class and aren't graduating.
I remember every single one of them.
That is the worst of times for me, to see the future snuffed out.
- Donna Shalala

What you really remember at the beginning was that
you have to throw a budget together.
We made some terrible mistakes at the beginning in
my own budget that took us at least a year to catch up on.
- Donna Shalala

But for me, it is when a student has died.
I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times.
To explain it to other young people,
to see a bright future snuffed out,
is just awful.
I am haunted by those deaths.
- Donna Shalala

I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security
even though the polls showed that was unpopular.
He has not been successful and backed off,
but I admire people who take on big problems.
- Donna Shalala

I bring other constituencies - I also have ties to minority communities.
And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities.
So I can bring some constituencies that I'm used to working with.
- Donna Shalala

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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