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Juan Cole Quotes and Sayings

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Administering another country is always a very tricky proposition.
- Juan Cole

An occupying power has no right to make significant
alterations in the character of the occupied society,
to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
- Juan Cole

I speak Urdu quite a lot, too, and I read a lot of Persian.
- Juan Cole

Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada
al-SaDr. It was made apparently without knowledge or
understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
- Juan Cole

 

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites
didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across
most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.
- Juan Cole

I lived in the Muslim world for 10 years.
- Juan Cole

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to
extrapolate into the future,
I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious
exit strategy is not apparent to me.
- Juan Cole

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I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time;
the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were
interested in and that was not my specialty.
- Juan Cole

Partisan politics has no place in the classroom.
- Juan Cole

Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat
tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something
that some politicians very much wanted to push in the
United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
- Juan Cole

I think that there's been an unfortunate tendency for
right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions.
They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations,
which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
- Juan Cole

But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that
the public was suddenly interested,
and as a professor at a public university I felt a
responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world.
- Juan Cole

I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant,
has pursued policies that are illegal in international
law and has been ignorant and incompetent.
I said this very forthrightly to the senators.
- Juan Cole

I argued that the Bush administration,
and the Coalition officials more recently,
didn't understand Iraqi society.
They thought it was a blank slate, that they could
use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
- Juan Cole

The people are the government, administering it by their agents;
they are the government,
the sovereign power.
- Andrew Jackson

I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated
strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private
property of citizens in its administering of the current
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue
to do so upon the addition of the routes.
- Zach Wamp

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

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 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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

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

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

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

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

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

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy


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