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Peggy Noonan Quotes and Sayings

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Sincerity and competence is a strong combination.
In politics, it is everything.
- Peggy Noonan

Abortion is either OK or it's not.
- Peggy Noonan

If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on.
Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to -
and you will -
leave,
and be something else.
- Peggy Noonan

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality.
It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan

 

TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to
a million images in a million brains.
- Peggy Noonan

Let's cause some senators distress.
- Peggy Noonan

If you commit a big crime then you are crazy,
and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be.
Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.
- Peggy Noonan

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You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in:
That world is gone.
- Peggy Noonan

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part
as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.
- Peggy Noonan

Part of courage is simple consistency.
- Peggy Noonan

The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the
trench warfare of World War I:
never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
- Peggy Noonan

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.
- Peggy Noonan

A great speech is literature.
- Peggy Noonan

Don't fall in love with politicians,
they're all a disappointment.
They can't help it, they just are.
- Peggy Noonan

I love eulogies.
They are the most moving kind of speech because they
attempt to pluck meaning from the fog,
and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged
and raw and susceptible to leaps.
- Peggy Noonan

The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while.
Our national politics are reflecting what appears to
be going on geologically,
on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth:
the tectonic plates are moving.
- Peggy Noonan

Beware the politically obsessed.
They are often bright and interesting,
but they have something missing in their natures;
there is a hole,
an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up.
It leaves them somehow misshapen.
- Peggy Noonan

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is
less important than emotional sincerity.
- George Orwell

The secret of success is sincerity.
- Jean Giraudoux

The first step is that the Cambodian government has
expressed sincerity to apologize for what happened.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances,
but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the
greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
- Thomas Fuller

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

Men are convinced of your arguments,
your sincerity,
and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
- Albert Camus

Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.
- Daniel Schorr

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I never find sincerity offensive...
so, be sincere.
- Christopher Meloni

If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep,
unify them with ease and sincerity.
- Xun Zi

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage
in speech and earnestness in action.
- Sarojini Naidu

We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to
achieve a peaceful reunification of the country.
- Hu Jintao

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood,
place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have
room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
- Fred Allen

True country music is honesty, sincerity,
and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks

The scientist only imposes two things,
namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself
and upon other scientists.
- Erwin Schrodinger

Sincerity is not only effective and honourable,
it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.
- George Henry Lewes

Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and
strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
- Kate Smith

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- Oscar Wilde

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain,
beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to
his journey's end than by-ways,
in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

To give real service you must add something which cannot
be bought or measured with money,
and that is sincerity and integrity.
- Douglas Adams

The artist himself may not think he is religious,
but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
- Emily Carr

Never try to look into both eyes at the same time.
Switch your gaze from one eye to the other.
That signals warmth and sincerity.
- Dorothy Sarnoff

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;
these five are gravity,
generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness,
and kindness.
- Confucius

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
- George Byron

Technique is the test of sincerity.
If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say,
it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound

I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends.
And they should not doubt ours.
- John McCain

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song
as naturally as the green leaves break through the
dead branches in springtime.
- Alma Gluck

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being,
and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
- James Russell Lowell

Sincerity is the way to heaven.
- Mencius

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more
value than the most talented hypocrite.
- Charles Spurgeon

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

The merit of originality is not novelty;
it is sincerity.
- Thomas Carlyle

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of
sincerity on self-examination.
- Mencius

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -
an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
- Bruce Barton

Sincerity is moral truth.
- George Henry Lewes

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation,
I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him
face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention
of ending our brief relationship.
- Donna Rice

I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life.
It's not very funny, but it's sincere.
My commitment is to sincerity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty,
of sincerity.
- George Oppen

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste
for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
- Albert Camus

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey


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