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Sam Ervin Quotes and Sayings

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Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

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The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere.
What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
- Sam Ervin

Divine right went out with the American Revolution
and doesn't belong to the White House aides.
What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?
- Sam Ervin

I'll have you understand I am running this court,
and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it!
- Sam Ervin

 

If the many allegations made to this date are true,
then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of
the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were,
in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
- Sam Ervin

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy,
but I do remember that there were some redeeming features
in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice
and heroism displayed on both sides.
I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
- Sam Ervin

And they asked me to take a polygraph as to the allegations and reports I'd made.
I volunteered and I took the polygraph and passed it without a glitch.
- Sibel Edmonds

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The U.S.
is, so far as I know, the only nation which places
such extensive reliance on the polygraph.
It has gotten us into a lot of trouble.
- Aldrich Ames

The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion,
ambiguity and mistakes.
- Aldrich Ames

After reviewing the polygraph charts in private,
the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and
that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters.
- Steven Hatfill

Later, I went down to the Washington field office and
an onsite polygraph was administered.
- Steven Hatfill

The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way,
rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
- Aldrich Ames

I'm not sure.
I did not set it up.
I have never done a polygraph test in my life.
I didn't know what to expect.
I was just there to answer the questions that they put in front of me.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in
a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing.
But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening
tool goes far beyond what is acceptable.
- Jeff Bingaman

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

"How do you spell 'love'?" asked Piglet.
"You don't spell it...you feel it." answered Pooh.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like
having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
- Lucy Ellman

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

When I'm asked how to succeed in show business,
I always say I haven't the foggiest.
- Ethel Merman

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher.
When a student asked a question ineptly,
he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know.
- Leslie Fiedler

What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your
chest if you asked directions somewhere?
- Erma Bombeck

I went to these mixers, you know, where you're supposed to meet people.
And sure enough, some guy asked me for my phone number.
but at the end of the evening he gave it back.
- Marcia Wallace

I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked
about jobs that required scuba divers.
It was a phase.
- Paul Putner

I've often talked about that, and I've been asked that
a couple of times and my feeling are that if you have a good show,
a bad host will not even hurt the show.
- Wink Martindale

When George asked me to be the prequels,
it was the same kind of meeting - it was very short and to the point.
It was nice to see him after a long time,
and we met in a hotel room.
- Ian McDiarmid

In my entire career? I am so sick of being asked,
What's it like to kiss Mel Gibson?
- Catherine McCormack

I was invited to photograph Hollywood.
They asked me what I would like to photograph.
I said, Ugly men.
- Imogen Cunningham

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to
live all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage.
Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered
me a feature role in a movie.
My television career opened other doors for me.
- Christine Baranski

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life.
I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits,
mainly, when I asked him to come along.
- Tim Conway

We feel really blessed to have been asked to come here,
and to have the opportunity for our family to be able
to look into the eyes of these people,
and in some way help.
- Connie Sellecca

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

The running across the field thing, that was the first
scene we shot in the movie.
We asked the audience to stay for the scene,
and 37,000 people stayed.
- Jimmy Fallon

I came to Baku the same way I would go to Texas -
because they asked me to come and play hip hop.
- Coolio

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman,
"Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me,
it would defeat the purpose.
- George Carlin

Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition,
you know?
- Helena Bonham Carter

Learn to ask for what you want.
The worst people can do is not give you what you ask
for which is precisely where you were before you asked.
- Peter McWilliams

I asked my daughter when she was 16,
What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going,
to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss.
But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
- Ace Frehley

For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it.
Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes.
- David Broder

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand;
and,
my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
- Aleister Crowley

I went out to some advertising agencies and asked if I could do anything.
- Renny Harlin

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her
eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
- Hector Hugh Munro

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle,
I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing,
which I'd love to do.
I wouldn't go unless I could command it.
- Wally Schirra

Well, I asked him who would start the war first.
- Samantha Smith

In my first film, I was a basketball player.
Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.
- David Morse

My doctor asked me how many golf balls I had hit in my career.
I'm lying there in bed calculating somewhere between
four and five million golf balls I had hit to do that on my body.
- Greg Norman

The president overstepped his authority when he asked
the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone
calls without obtaining a warrant.
- Sherrod Brown

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

And they just saw me on that and - from the time I was 11 until I was 12,
I guess.
And then when I had just turned 13, they asked me if
I wanted to tour with Johnny Cash back East.
- Barbara Mandrell

It's nice to be asked to do good projects.
- Dougray Scott

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller


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