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John Buford Quotes and Sayings

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The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers
and men on the night of June 30,
and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
- John Buford

I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him.
- John Buford

Shortly after this, I placed my command on our extreme left,
to watch and fight the enemy should he make another attack,
and went to Cemetary Hill for observation.
- John Buford

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to
sacrifice the brave men under my command.
- John Buford

 

I have not been able to get any grain yet.
It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
- John Buford

Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on
account of the enemy's advance upon this place.
- John Buford

We entered Gettysburg in the afternoon,
just in time to meet the enemy entering the town,
and in good season to drive him back before his getting a foothold.
- John Buford

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If the regulars are to be put together,
I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.
- John Buford

It is too late; now I wish I could live.
- John Buford

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
- John Buford

General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday,
but found too large a force of infantry and artillery.
After a long fight, I withdrew to this place.
- John Buford

I am disgusted and worn out with the system that seems to prevail.
- John Buford

During the whole campaign, from June 27 to July 31,
there has been no shirking or hesitation,
to tiring on the part of a single man so far as I have seen;
the brigade commanders reported none.
- John Buford

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th,
8th, 9th, and 10th.
There was no faltering or hesitation.
Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason.
- John Buford

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder,
liable to be stranded at any moment.
- Owen Feltham

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.
- Charles Buxton

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
- Khalil Gibran

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal,
eloquence, or learning.
- Frederick William Faber

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious
encroachment by men of zeal,
well meaning but without understanding.
- Louis D. Brandeis

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics,
as well as in religion.
By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
- Junius

When you are laboring for others let it be with the
same zeal as if it were for yourself.
- Confucius

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns
the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
- Jeremy Taylor

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations,
give or take a dentist.
- Joseph Heller

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
- William Hazlitt

When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal,
corrected 'I believe' to 'one does feel'.
- Ronald Knox

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet
zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first,
but are sure to collapse in the end.
- Tacitus

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated,
when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
- Pasquier Quesnel

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Thomas Fuller

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal
and loyalty to the Great King;
yet they have been very badly treated by his people.
- Joseph Brant

My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs,
nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him
by proofs that he is in need;
if I do love him,
I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
- Roland Allen

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed
the decline of the North American Church that was once
filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined
to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,'
but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
- Mike Royko

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

If U.S.
foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad,
we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
- Ward Churchill

The substantial uncertainty about the path of asset
price movements going forward necessarily reduces the
case for altering policy in advance of the move.
- Timothy Geithner

I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions,
whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our
policy ever since the days of Washington,
and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan

Animosity is not a policy.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

We have come a long way in terms of foreign policy.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians.
But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations.
- Bob Woodward

If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy,
don't get involved.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

White House and State Department foreign-policy experts
are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues,
not development issues.
- Jeffrey Sachs

We haven't had a good energy policy in this country
for decades and we're trying to get one.
- Paul Gillmor

Traffic is about drugs.
As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is
happening in the drug world,
from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street.
- Steven Soderbergh

Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter
for individuals in exercising their own judgement,
their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.
- Ron Davies

I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer.
Baseball is the belly-button of our society.
Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world.
- Bill Lee

A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy
so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
- Harold S. Geneen

An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind.
- Bob Nelson

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary
policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation,
a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
- Toshihiko Fukui

There are three critical ingredients to democratic
renewal and progressive change in America:
good public policy,
grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
- Paul Wellstone

We have to define and put into practice a better,
more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
- Edmund Burke

In my 31 years in Congress, I have seen a lot of changes.
We made some substantial policy changes that have improved
our parks system and our public lands.
- Ralph Regula

Our policy is very simple.
The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives,
and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

My wife bought an extra life insurance policy on me.
- Willie Aames

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical
intelligence didn't support the policy.
We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.
- Aldrich Ames

So just as I want pilots on the planes that I fly,
when it comes to monetary policy, I want to think that
there is someone with sound judgement at the controls.
- Martin Feldstein


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