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Lee H. Hamilton Quotes and Sayings

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A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the
capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges.
- Lee H. Hamilton

This nation is never finished.
It has to be re-created in each generation.
- Lee H. Hamilton

 

The U.S.
should support the historic Gaza withdrawal as a first
step toward a final settlement:
a permanent Palestinian state in Gaza and nearly all of the West Bank.
- Lee H. Hamilton

The temptations are great to simply retreat to the
domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
- Lee H. Hamilton

So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days,
but we cannot ignore East Asia.
- Lee H. Hamilton

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Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.
- Lee H. Hamilton

But in the end our government usually -
not unfailingly - is responsive to the people;
and usually -
not always -
will try to do what is right.
- Lee H. Hamilton

U.S.
officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking
a comprehensive modernization of its military.
The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
- Lee H. Hamilton

One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day.
This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience.
- Lee H. Hamilton

President George W. Bush is the first American president
to call openly for two-states,
Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We cannot do everything in Africa, but doing nothing is not an option.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Democracy fascinates me.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Addressing global resentment cannot be put off.
If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint,
we will antagonize the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Democracy makes us articulate our views,
defend them, and refine them.
- Lee H. Hamilton

China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.
- Lee H. Hamilton

For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I can assure you, public service is a stimulating,
proud and lively enterprise.
It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea.
It is, instead, an important tool of American policy
that can serve the interests of the United States and
the world if wisely administered.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We should insist that governments receiving American
aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency,
and we should support countries that embrace market reforms,
democracy, and the rule of law.
- Lee H. Hamilton

The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around
the globe over many years.
But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence -
that America is losing its allure in much of the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Putting together a counter- terrorism policy,
it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense,
military action or stopping the money flows or whatever,
but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy,
and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Our democracy is not a product but a continual process.
It is preserved not by monuments but deeds.
Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending;
sometimes it needs defending.
Always, it needs improving.
- Lee H. Hamilton

When you're talking with a person at this level of the government,
at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he,
President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says
publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics.
- Lee H. Hamilton

You'll remember Dr. Rice said that several times: It
was not a warning about the place and the method and the time -
it was a general warning.
And that points out the imperfection,
if you would, of our intelligence.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

Of the fellows least likely to be president,
you'd have to vote Jack No.
1.
- George Smathers

I think my view is that whenever you project into the
future you're never likely to be accurate in the details,
or the paraphernalia and style.
- Stephen Fry

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime
in the next hundred years,
but that their use is much more likely to be small
and limited than widespread and unconstrained.
- Herman Kahn

If people are going to complain about stereotyping,
it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
- Jason Bateman

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might
the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of
practicability in terms of material and supplies?
- Chester W. Nimitz

I'm hopeful.
I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington,
obviously.
But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more
likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine
likely directions and trends,
but once taken, they belong to the past,
requiring that new polls be taken.
- Alan Dundes

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat

When you were riding on the crest of a wave,
youwere most likely to be missing out on something.
- Knute Rockne

I've found that if I say what I'm really thinking and feeling,
people are more likely to say what they really think and feel.
The conversation becomes a real conversation.
- Carol Gilligan

If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely
that they'll become readers,
too.
- John Lithgow

I don't like a man to be too efficient.
He's likely to be not human enough.
- Felix Frankfurter

If you do not wish a man to do a thing,
you had better get him to talk about it;
for the more men talk,
the more likely they are to do nothing else.
- Thomas Carlyle

As our expedition to New York seems likely to be attended
with a very fatal Consequence,
and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success.
- Lewis Hallam

If you have an anecdote from one source,
you file it away.
If you hear it again, it may be true.
Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
- Anthony Holden

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts
to the bone of our hopes and needs,
the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
- Stephen Jay Gould

It's very likely that graduates, current employees
and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park
history in their closets or garages.
- Matt Lucas

Writers of fiction, when they begin,
are more likely to try the short form.
- Irwin Shaw

There never was and is not likely soon to be
a nation of philosophers,
nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
- Henry David Thoreau

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

The chances of a reunion now are less likely.
I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band,
but now they are really another band,
so it's all a bit weird.
- Alvin Lee

In the final phase of cocaine intoxication,
when suicide is likely, the victim cannot save himself by an effort of will.
He has lost the power.
- Carroll O'Connor

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want
to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man,
and what about that? Isn't that what freedom implies?
- June Jordan

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X

A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude,
is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself,
but imperialistic about its practice.
- Irving Babbitt

The best form of government is that which is most likely
to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
- James Monroe


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