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Romano Prodi Quotes and Sayings

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Democracies must have equilibrium...
and the entanglement of politics and information must be minimized.
- Romano Prodi

No one wants to lose their job, or cede the power they've acquired.
- Romano Prodi

Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems -
the Israeli-Palestinian question -
requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S.
- Romano Prodi

Italy is divided between us and them,
rich and poor, north and south, young and old,
employed and unemployed.
- Romano Prodi

 

I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged
for what I did when I was prime minister last time
in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
- Romano Prodi

I am not overconfident.
- Romano Prodi

Foreign policy can mean several things,
not only foreign policy in the narrow sense.
It can cover foreign policy, relations with the developing world,
and enlargement as well.
- Romano Prodi

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I don't want to pass a punitive law,
or use politics as a vendetta.
- Romano Prodi

The Italian economy is certainly the weakest of the big European countries.
- Romano Prodi

But Italy can only have any real influence on world
affairs if it carries weight in Europe.
- Romano Prodi

Think what a revolution it will be if we manage to
get everyone to pay their taxes.
- Romano Prodi

Berlusconi is no longer fit to lead our country.
- Romano Prodi

He uses statistics like a drunk uses lamp-posts,
more for support than illumination.
- Romano Prodi

It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is
better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one.
- Romano Prodi

The problem of Italy is not really a question of age.
Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery.
The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society.
- Romano Prodi

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

Iraq is just a symbol of the attitude of western democracies
to the rest of the world.
- Harold Pinter

Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
- Adam Schiff

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties:
young,
fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

Republics decline into democracies and democracies
degenerate into despotisms.
- Aristotle

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends -
and India with its fast-growing economy,
youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
- David Frum

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous,
but they cannot survive unless they fight.
- Jalal Talabani

Democracies are indeed slow to make war,
but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally
slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable,
rather than a vindictive, peace.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression
and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large
part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley

The fight against terror is a common imperative for
democracies and must become so for all nations.
- Lionel Jospin

Inflation is the senility of democracies.
- Sylvia T. Warner

I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies.
- Lionel Jospin

All of my novels are democracies.
- Amos Oz

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

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

The tendency of democracies is, in all things,
to mediocrity.
- James F. Cooper

America is an outlier in the world of democracies when
it comes to the structure and conduct of elections.
- Thomas E. Mann

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great
number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

We have to implant democracies where there are now dictatorships.
- Tom Tancredo

I hate war...
for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies,
and for the starvation that stalks after it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic,
but many countries in both Central and South America,
and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
- Warren Christopher

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise,
which is an advantage and security to all,
but especially to democracies as against despots -
suspicion.
- Demosthenes

In emerging democracies like Russia,
in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia,
journalists play a vital role in civil society.
In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour

In view of China's growing military strength and intentions,
the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and
prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces
with other democratic countries in the world to form
a global community of democracies.
- Jim Costa

And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda
slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere,
to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies
and forget that we had a republic.
- Robert Welch

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious
of everyone who values freedom,
and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character
of democracies where liberty and religious freedom
are supposed to be respected.
- Mike Ferguson

The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies
in the rigidity of the system of ideological control -
"indoctrination," we might say -
exercised through the mass media.
- Noam Chomsky

The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy
within nations is the best available form of government,
democracy among nations can be a moral disaster -
especially if some nations are not democracies.
- Jonah Goldberg

In the past week it has become clear that the vote
on the final healthcare bill will be very close.
I take this vote with the utmost seriousness.
I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted
the better part of the last century to bring America
in line with other modern democracies in providing
single payer health care.
- Dennis Kucinich

Acts of anti-Semitism in countries throughout the world,
including some of the world's strongest democracies,
have increased significantly in frequency and scope
over the last several years.
- Tim Holden

Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only
nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited,
and where the people can live freely? Never!
I can assure you, they will never fight against either
the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies.
- Paul Robeson

We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty.
From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the
stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan,
we have been true to that calling and helped spread
freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies,
but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to
establishing democratic rule at universal standards.
Obviously, this would be a formidable journey.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The three main sources of scepticism are first,
that not every people desires freedom;
second,
that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous;
and third,
that there is little the world's democracies can do
to advance freedom outside their countries.
- Natan Sharansky

As I understand I took most so-called democratic states
about 200 years on average to build their democracies.
That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian
rule and wake up in a democracy,
it makes me laugh.
- Aleksandr Lebed

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

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

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

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

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

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

Remember that life is an ADVENTURE, and cheer Whee...
all the way down the slippery razor-blade of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim


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