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Fred Thompson Quotes and Sayings

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Sometimes you have to, as I say, build bridges where you can -
but draw lines where you must.
- Fred Thompson

The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of
common sense as they create regulations.
- Fred Thompson

For a long time in American history,
people didn't even come up before the Senate.
They didn't come before the Judiciary Committee,
and up until about 1923, something like that.
- Fred Thompson

And I believe in the 13 years Judge Roberts was there,
he never turned down a request to give some assistance on a pro-bono case,
and this was no different.
- Fred Thompson

 

China is one of the world's greatest proliferators
of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations.
- Fred Thompson

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater
threat to children's health than lead that may be under
some industrial site where there are no children.
- Fred Thompson

I think that there is a relatively small number of
people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.
- Fred Thompson

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There are some hopeful signs coming out of China in
the statements they've made since the since September 11.
- Fred Thompson

And it's difficult for the average American to understand
why something like that could be so important and why
a little small place like Taiwan would be so important to the PRC.
- Fred Thompson

Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the
campaign finance scandal,
and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential
campaign and our congressional campaigns.
- Fred Thompson

Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued.
- Fred Thompson

While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to
update and improve old rules,
we do not want to set up a review process that could
create a litigation morass.
- Fred Thompson

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree
and a modicum of courtroom skill.
- Fred Thompson

Hopefully, we can build bridges, but we also have to draw lines.
- Fred Thompson

But if the Chinese mainland, the PRC,
attacked Taiwan, we'd be obligated to come to their aid.
- Fred Thompson

Clearly, the Chinese know that we want a good relationship with them.
- Fred Thompson

You can't substitute promise after promise with known
violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting
ourselves or setting an example.
- Fred Thompson

We're hoping for the best, but we need to prepare for the worst.
- Fred Thompson

That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis
is an important tool to inform agency decision making,
the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law.
- Fred Thompson

We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions,
and the public deserves no less.
- Fred Thompson

I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should.
I think that the senators, as best I could tell,
for the most part, Democrat and Republican,
respected that.
- Fred Thompson

We also have to ask if we focusing on the most important priorities.
- Fred Thompson

Superfund was passed with the good intention of cleaning
up America's toxic waste sites.
- Fred Thompson

So China will be having to make some choices as to
whose side it wants to be on.
Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement
in our relationship with them,
if they choose correctly.
- Fred Thompson

But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term
decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has -
trade those away for some short-term assistance that
may or may not be there a month from now.
- Fred Thompson

So if you look back over the long history of China,
they've never tried to take over the world,
but they've been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood...
in carrying out their own purposes and interests in
their sphere of the world.
- Fred Thompson

We have some real political differences among us,
but we all share the same goals: clean air and water,
injury free workplaces, safe transportation systems,
to name a few of the good things that can come from regulation.
- Fred Thompson

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever.
Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing
its own planetary warming:
Martian warming.
This has led some people, not necessarily scientists,
to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty,
are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
- Fred Thompson

In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about -
the inner-city poor,
those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives,
those who do not have clout here in Washington.
- Fred Thompson

We've made some mistakes in this country in times past -
the Korean conflict proceeding that,
some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War,
where we were ambiguous as to what we would do.
- Fred Thompson

And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain
basic things that are vital to our interest and to
the interest of democracy and our friends around the world,
we have to be willing to back that up.
- Fred Thompson

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

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

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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