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Pete du Pont Quotes and Sayings

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There were some entrepreneurial du Ponts that are a
little different from the heads of the corporations today.
- Pete du Pont

One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is
that we went back to business as usual,
make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends
in Washington philosophy.
- Pete du Pont

Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority
or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without
a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so.
- Pete du Pont

Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader.
He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change.
- Pete du Pont

 

The sea change that has come is the information age.
We don't have to just read The New York Times anymore.
We can pull up something on the Internet and get any news that we like.
- Pete du Pont

Our original idea was to help three or four hundred
candidates in the first election run for the Ohio State
legislature and the California legislature around the country.
- Pete du Pont

Newt changed the frame of reference of all of our candidates.
That's why we won so big in 1994.
- Pete du Pont

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Things move very slowly in politics.
We seem to fight the same wars over and over again.
- Pete du Pont

If we had known that one of those terrorist attacks was coming,
could our government have electronically eavesdropped
on the attackers without a warrant?
- Pete du Pont

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media.
But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio.
Suddenly we're faced with an information age.
- Pete du Pont

Everyone matures.
When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things.
The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on
trial by the American people.
- Pete du Pont

Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision,
he's laid it forward.
He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle
class Americans want to go.
- Pete du Pont

That's the way it is with entrepreneurial people.
You try one thing, it doesn't work, you try another.
- Pete du Pont

We didn't think taxes ought to go up.
They ought to go down.
We didn't think the census ought to be weakened.
- Pete du Pont

If you're going to try to win an election,
you can't be 80 percent.
You can't say, I'm for what my Democratic opponent is,
for but not quite so much of it.
- Pete du Pont

The struggle you see in the Republican Party today
is the country club Republican versus the bowling alley Republican.
Colin Powell brings us back to the country club image.
He's an insider.
He's a moderate.
- Pete du Pont

Franklin Roosevelt had to govern at a time of crisis.
If you're going to make changes in the way a nation thinks,
you have to have the ability to take the crisis of
the moment and use it to shape an agenda.
- Pete du Pont

Newt has two transitions behind him.
First he had to capture control of the House.
He had to get the Republican budget through.
He had to get the Contract With America through.
He has done that.
- Pete du Pont

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years.
My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802,
and my great- grandfather and his father were both
killed in gunpowder explosions.
- Pete du Pont

Newt Gingrich's job to capture the Congress was to
give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction
from their Democratic opponent.
That required a very high profile, some very strong language.
- Pete du Pont

There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights
leadership in America and the black middle class in America.
The black middle class are conservative.
Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.
- Pete du Pont

Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image
as opposed to a country club image.
We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night,
and they were understanding what we were saying.
- Pete du Pont

Newt correctly assumes that the American public is
beginning to look down the road and at least distinguish
the landmarks on either side and know where it wants go.
We have a chance to lead it there.
- Pete du Pont

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash


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