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Richard Ben-Veniste Quotes and Sayings

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Only the last two planes, I think, had any shot of
being intercepted and taken down on 9/11.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

It was not easy to get all my questions answered,
frankly.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, changes have been made.
The question is whether we've done enough by way of change.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

 

And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not
fully utilize the information available and that it
came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and,
indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States.
We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples
of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way,
within the FBI itself, so that information of importance
could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

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Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively,
is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11.
We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately
participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States.
We didn't find them.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

We've got a daunting enough task to provide a definitive
account of what happened in 9/11,
without fear or favor, something that will last and
will survive criticism over time.
And we think we can do that with integrity in a bipartisan report.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony,
and I think she appreciated it,
we had our job to do and we did it best we could,
trying to get answers to the important questions that
the 9/11 Commission must answer.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint
Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel.
But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

The real question was, here we had this information,
Bin Laden intends to strike in the United States.
We knew they had struck before in 1993 at the World
Trade Center in the first bombing of the trade center.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11,
up to and including the catastrophe that occurred.
And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments
of what's going on now and deal with these current events.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

We've had public hearings.
We've had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged
us to provide to the public.
We have brought the public along with us,
trying to make as much available as possible over time.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes,
there were efforts made to communicate.
We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort
to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct
a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough,
complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll


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