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Lennart Meri Quotes and Sayings

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Security is like virginity: you're either a virgin or you're not.
You either have security or you don't.
- Lennart Meri

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time.
I only look in the mirror once a day,
and that's in the morning when I shave.
- Lennart Meri

Our civilisation has lost this bond between times,
and tends to measure time with a yardstick,
bit by bit, from one point to another.
- Lennart Meri

 

In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters,
I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety.
The present was always temporary.
- Lennart Meri

I was too busy looking into Yeltsin's eyes to notice
what was under the table.
- Lennart Meri

That radio was very important for me.
It meant I always knew what was going on in the world.
- Lennart Meri

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History is more interesting than politics.
- Lennart Meri

Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really
happening in the world around me.
- Lennart Meri

I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received.
- Lennart Meri

I've never met a general yet who could milk a cow.
- Lennart Meri

Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities
and lead us back to nature.
- Lennart Meri

If geography is prose, maps are iconography.
- Lennart Meri

With that radio I was always swimming with the current
political streams in the West.
I was never stranded.
- Lennart Meri

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth...
both financial affluence and emotional security.
- Suze Orman

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

Most men love money and security more,
and creation and construction less, as they get older.
- John Maynard Keynes

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

Security depends not so much upon how much you have,
as upon how much you can do without.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring
like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying
to frighten or scare the American people with respect
to the condition of the Social Security system.
- Paul Sarbanes

Social Security represents an $11 trillion unfunded obligation.
And when I say unfunded obligation, I mean we have
to come up with $11 trillion at some point to make the system whole.
- John W. Snow

Social Security and Medicare represent promises made
and we must keep these commitments.
- Tom Coburn

Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington,
D.C.
They need more flexibility on spending grant money
from FEMA and Homeland Security.
- Mike Ross

Every unpunished murder takes away something from the
security of every man's life.
- Daniel Webster

The women who pass away before they receive Social Security,
for them this is nothing but a tax from which they
or their family will never receive a benefit.
- Ginny B. Waite

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who
voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security,
earning as little as $32,000 a year.
- Bill Weld

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity,
that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back,
but a sense of security and support.
- Wentworth Miller

Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs
provide the only true job security in today's world.
Weak managers are the problem.
Weak managers destroy jobs.
- Jack Welch

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women.
Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility
toward women and children,
one that now begins before birth.
- Robert Casey

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

We need new partnerships for peace and security.
- Anna Lindh

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail,
got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.
- Tupac Shakur

Since September 11, the U.S.
has significantly improved its security to prevent another attack.
- Timothy Murphy

The Union, which can alone insure internal peace,
and external security to each State,
Must and Shall be Preserved,
cost what it may in time, treasure, and blood.
- George B. McClellan

What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal,
so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security,
jobs, education.
- Joschka Fischer

Unless we have a well-educated people,
we're vulnerable on our national security.
- Mark Hatfield

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic
security and independence.
People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff
of which dictatorships are made.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The old problems - love, money, security,
status, health, etc.
- are still here to plague us or please us.
- Shelley Berman

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge.
Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.
- Lucy Lawless

From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of
the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace,
or possessing increased security against war.
- Richard Cobden

First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself.
So it is all about how you protect the network,
the device, and the application that is riding on the server.
- John W. Thompson

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
- Willa Cather

We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs.
We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security
forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone.
- John Abizaid

We promote domestic savings by also things like the
personal accounts associated with the president's Social Security initiative,
which over time would generate more savings.
- John W. Snow

The only security for the American people today,
or for any people, is to be found through the control
of force rather than the use of force.
- Norman Cousins

From a security perspective, if you're connected,
you're screwed.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now,
by the way, in part because of national-security issues.
A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.
- Tom Brokaw

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
- John F. Kennedy

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve

We believe the use of force against Iraq,
especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council,
has no grounds, including legal grounds.
- Igor Ivanov

Of course, we should all be aware of what we're packing
in our carry-on luggage -
anything that might be considered dangerous could be
confiscated at a security checkpoint.
- David Neeleman

Stable energy prices and enhanced national security
will only come when we increase domestic energy resources,
which was accomplished today with the opening of ANWR.
- Kenny Marchant

I still have my original social security card signed when I was 13.
- Vernon L. Smith


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