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Mary Cheney Quotes and Sayings

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The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought.
- Mary Cheney

I always knew that there was something that made me different,
and by the time I was in high school,
I understood what it was.
- Mary Cheney

Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me
feel any better about the possibility of seeing my
personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
- Mary Cheney

John Kerry didn't out me, nor did he offend or attack
me by calling me a lesbian.
I certainly couldn't be offended by the truth.
- Mary Cheney

 

It wasn't a secret that I was gay.
I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school,
on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
- Mary Cheney

Life would be so much harder if I had to lie about who I was.
- Mary Cheney

It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate.
- Mary Cheney

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I'd rather not be known as the Vice President's lesbian daughter.
- Mary Cheney

Early numbers are always wrong.
- Mary Cheney

It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather
than allow your boss to be surprised.
- Mary Cheney

After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have
usually been relegated to the sidelines,
where they just don't get to do very much.
- Mary Cheney

I had to admit I'd pretty much failed at the whole low-profile thing.
- Mary Cheney

Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
- Mary Cheney

In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
- Mary Cheney

I'm not sure when I first knew that I was gay.
- Mary Cheney

I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.
I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado.
- Mary Cheney

There are millions of gay people in the United States,
including well-known celebrities.
- Mary Cheney

I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional
amendment banning same-sex marriage.
- Mary Cheney

Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level.
It's done one voter at a time.
- Mary Cheney

Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
- Mary Cheney

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Fast cars are my only vice.
- Michael Bay

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
- Cyril Connolly

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

This is the great vice of academicism,
that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking.
- Lionel Trilling

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet -
the first vice in corrupt nature that moves,
and the last which dies.
- Michel de Montaigne

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
- Marquis de Sade

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man,
but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
- Bertrand Russell

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
- Michel de Montaigne

To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
- Ouida

It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in.
The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars.
And vice versa.
- Dirk Benedict

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create
incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to
be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa.
- Walter Salles

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps.
If the president of a company has a clean desk then
it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work.
- Harold S. Geneen

It's pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect
and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team.
- Christine Todd Whitman

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
- Evelyn Waugh

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq,
as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
has failed.
- Robert Byrd

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense,
drive men to seek the pleasures of power.
Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
- Bertrand Russell

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the good and the bad.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
- David Hume

You can learn as much about the history from reading
about the present as you can vice versa,
that is learning about the present through history,
which is what I do for a living.
- Ken Burns

I think women can be as cruel as men,
and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
- Aaron Eckhart

I find very often that very ugly women have really
handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition.
Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
- Hedy Lamarr

There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.
- Anthony Blunt

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again,
just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
- Will Durant

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself;
it only requires opportunity.
- George Eliot

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal,
with possibilities of virtue and vice-
but as yet unstained.
- Lyman Abbott

He who hates vice hates men.
- John Morley

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue.
Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president,
and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
- Dan Quayle

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further,
and try to plant a virtue in its place.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
- Horace Walpole

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
- Edith Sitwell

Vice is its own reward.
It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal,
must carry Green Shield stamps.
- Quentin Crisp

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

I consider nothing low but ignorance,
vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found
where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
- William John Wills

Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

You know, my role as Vice Chairman is a lot less tiring
than playing matches every three days.
- Michel Patini

Vice is a creature of such hideous mien...
that the more you see it the better you like it.
- Finley Peter Dunne

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
- Samuel Butler


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