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Jim Clyburn Quotes and Sayings

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We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth
and ensure that our children and grandchildren have
a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
- Jim Clyburn

In particular, the emerging call from our nation's
evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial.
- Jim Clyburn

Last week in the Homeland Security Committee,
Republicans were against port security;
and today,
one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda,
they're for it.
- Jim Clyburn

Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum.
You can't separate the impact on the environment from
the impact on our families and communities.
- Jim Clyburn

 

Environmental policy must strike a balance between
the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
- Jim Clyburn

Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health
care reform that includes giving the federal government
authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
- Jim Clyburn

I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming
among important communities and organizations in our nation.
- Jim Clyburn

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The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans
working full time for minimum wage,
deserve a raise.
- Jim Clyburn

I have no problems with private schools.
I graduated from one and so did my mother.
Private schools are useful and we often use public
funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
- Jim Clyburn

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear
to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election
that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq.
As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn

We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead,
and stand ready to join this President in an open and
honest dialogue about improving the state of our union
for all Americans not the select few.
- Jim Clyburn

Democrats have laid out a program that,
if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years,
and create a new economy especially for those in rural America.
Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and
provides energy assistance for those in need.
- Jim Clyburn

The President's call for more math and science students
is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress.
They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide
while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind.
Something doesn't add up.
- Jim Clyburn

Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented
profits and access with this Administration.
Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors
has been a colossal failure,
and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning
without health insurance.
- Jim Clyburn

Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq,
and we will work with the President and the new Defense
Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people
guides our future actions.
- Jim Clyburn

Two new reports indicate that, under Bush,
the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain.
The National Guard and reserves have been weakened
and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems.
- Jim Clyburn

The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly
promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November.
But Americans have already said, loud and clear,
that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled.
- Jim Clyburn

Our top priority is our troops, who are making the
extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given.
Democrats will work with this Administration to better
define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
- Jim Clyburn

Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes
protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable,
bringing down the high cost of gasoline,
and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.
- Jim Clyburn

We have stabilized our economy.
We took over a very sick economy, and we were hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month.
We have stopped the hemorrhaging.
In fact, we had 140,000 job growth last month.
And that's what I call progress.
- Jim Clyburn

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence
on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable
energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health,
they improve personal health, enhance national security
and encourage our nation's economic viability.
- Jim Clyburn

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

The man whose only pleasure in life is making money,
weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
- Josh Billings

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life,
the secret of eloquence and of virtue,
and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
- Francis Bacon

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued
and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted
moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct.
- Robert Vaughan

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
- Ayn Rand

The real evil with which we have to contend is not
the physical evil of the Famine,
but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
- Charles E. Trevelyan

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste
and moral responsibility.
- Steven Spielberg

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem.
It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
- Ernest Hemingway

The truth is, no matter how trying they become,
babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices,
so they can't be bad.
That category only exists in the adult mind.
- Anne Cassidy

Every man has his moral backside which he refrains
from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as
long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Religion is the belief in an ever-living God,
that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe
and holding moral relations with mankind.
- James Martineau

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
- Nadine Gordimer

I am an Epicurean.
I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus
as containing everything rational in moral philosophy
which Greek and Roman leave to us.
- Thomas Jefferson

Quite casually I wander into my plot,
poke around with my characters for a while,
then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved.
- Thorne Smith


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