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Jan Peter Balkenende Quotes and Sayings

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Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Related topics: Experience

Freedom is a universal value.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing.
Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements -
liberty,
peace and prosperity - as a given.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted.
Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom
and other values in mind.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

 

Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe.
Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide
is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that,
in the end, grinds to a halt.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Our society is the product of several great religious
and philosophical traditions.
The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity,
Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

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The horrors of the Second World War,
the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing
weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories.
Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

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

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having
to die without having lived is unbearable.
- Erich Fromm

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter,
old bastard.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a
taste of the police state.
It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
- Elia Kazan

It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing
in this unpolished country.
- Greta Garbo

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and
Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
- Thomas E. Mann

The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment,
no matter what the score.
- Nick Hornby

Heaven is high, Earth Wide.
Bitter between them flies my sorrow.
- Li Po

I like this life.
I like it when it's hard, and I like it better when it's not,
but I know you don't get the sweet part without the bitter.
- Holly Near

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter
and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed
with hatred for his peaceful goals.
- Jimmy Carter

So rather than face the bitter truth,
China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet
and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police.
- Tom Lantos

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

We must be part of the general staff at the inception,
rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end.
- Lane Kirkland

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

I have been back in Paris for two weeks.
Nothing new.
Life is still bitter.
- Camille Claudel

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

I have sworn to only live free.
Even if I find bitter the taste of death,
I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.
- Osama bin Laden

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

World's use is cold, world's love is vain,
world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter,
when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
- John Locke

And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake
no word When they met in the way.
- Jean Ingelow

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

Here is the rule to remember in the future,
When anything tempts you to be bitter:
not,
"This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
- Marcus Aurelius

There is little for the great part of the history of
the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson

I will see this game of life out to its bitter end.
- Zane Grey

Women's Lib? Poor little things.
They always look so unhappy.
Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
- Joan Crawford

People say you should read your criticism because it
will make you a better person but it doesn't.
It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
- Jo Brand

I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well,
but I get it.
It's business.
- Carlos Alazraqui

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Most jokes state a bitter truth.
- Larry Gelbart

I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.
- Nicole Kidman

If they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose

The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
- Herbert Read

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us,
but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
- Denis Diderot

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with
the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens
of what I've been able to do for my family,
my word.
- Star Jones

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The compulsion of fate is bitter.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.
- Edith Piaf

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp,
so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter,
which stings in the very flowers.
- Lucretius

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

Black frost.
The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter.
Your stars cluster in evil signs.
- Georg Trakl

When rock came in, I wasn't bitter about it.
I was puzzled.
- Jo Stafford

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

I have known the fruits of strikes.
The bitter and the sweet.
Hunger and music.
- Merle Travis

It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves
due to atrophy of the imagination.
- Martha Gellhorn

You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
- Samuel Goldwyn

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
- William Penn

The longer you wait, the less fun.
If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed.
- Jeffrey Sachs

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil,
before one loses him to death.
- Mary Renault

I didn't realize House would be the central character,
more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally.
I relish his wounded nature - the lameness,
the scarred Byronic hero.
- Hugh Laurie


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