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James L. Buckley Quotes and Sayings

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What people fail to appreciate is that the currency
of corruption in elective office is,
not money, but votes.
- James L. Buckley

In rendering its decision in our case,
the Supreme Court equated money with speech because
these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley

Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image.
- James L. Buckley

I had hoped that the current presidential campaign
debates might educate the public as to what is really
involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing.
- James L. Buckley

 

If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible,
we rewrite the rule book and assume that God,
as a good democrat, will go along.
- James L. Buckley

The kind of corruption the media talk about,
the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about,
involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.
- James L. Buckley

What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from
just about every other one being debated these days
is that the two sides do not divide along conventional
liberal/ conservative lines.
- James L. Buckley

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The Court made an exception, however,
in the case of candidates contributing to their own
campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption
that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
- James L. Buckley

It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional
safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose,
especially when, as we learned last year,
some acts of perjury may now be acceptable -
in this world,
at least, if not the next.
- James L. Buckley

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage
fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders
continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate
accountability for a breach of faith.
- James L. Buckley

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on
campaign spending violated the First Amendment,
but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions
on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance
of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.
- James L. Buckley

Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run,
a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls
may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
- James L. Buckley

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the
democratic system itself,
and it can only be controlled, if at all,
by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
- James L. Buckley

They may then be willing to cast principled votes based
on an educated understanding of the public interest
in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself
may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.
- James L. Buckley

Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant
to act in their own self-interest,
have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind
with further restrictions on just about everyone else's
freedom of political speech.
- James L. Buckley

I am persuaded that in the case of elected officials,
the overwhelming temptation is to conclude that it
is more important for your constituents that you be
reelected than that you deal honestly with them.
- James L. Buckley

Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded
that the power of an oath derives from the fact that
in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we
make with the implicit expectation that He will hold
us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
- James L. Buckley

One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions
but urges the reinstatement of spending caps -
even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech,
if not pornography, to government regulation.
- James L. Buckley

Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means
of encouraging probity in elective office.
I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond
that of saving congressional souls.
- James L. Buckley

Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress
to make a career of legislative service,
the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may
yield to the better angels of their nature.
- James L. Buckley

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

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

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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

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

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

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

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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