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Solomon Ortiz Quotes and Sayings

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Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable
that the President's budget proposal does not give
them the tools they need to be successful.
- Solomon Ortiz

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz

Teachers are our greatest public servants;
they spend their lives educating our young people and
shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
- Solomon Ortiz

Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide...
and our teachers know that.
- Solomon Ortiz

 

Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper
stickers on pickup trucks,
my friends.
We need to give them what they need.
- Solomon Ortiz

This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget
that reflects their value to the economy.
- Solomon Ortiz

In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis
Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
- Solomon Ortiz

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Education is the key to success in life,
and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
- Solomon Ortiz

The Peace Corps is an outstanding organization that
promotes peace through helping countless individuals
who want to help build a better life for the community in which they serve.
- Solomon Ortiz

To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS.
Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States,
our challenge is even greater.
- Solomon Ortiz

Education makes children less dependent upon others
and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.
- Solomon Ortiz

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps
as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1,
2006.
- Solomon Ortiz

For my constituents, owning a home is the culmination
of many years of hard work and the realization of the American Dream.
At no time should a local entity take those years of
hard work solely to increase their tax revenue.
- Solomon Ortiz

As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans,
and have been clear - we will work together,
stand together with the Administration,
but we will also question their policies when they
shortchange veterans and military retirees.
- Solomon Ortiz

To honor our national promise to our veterans,
we must continue to improve services for our men and
women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits
for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
- Solomon Ortiz

I have fought to protect those benefits that ensure
better salaries for teachers across the Nation such
as grants to pay off student loans and funding for Teach for America.
Still, we must all do more to show our continued appreciation
for our Nation's leading role models.
- Solomon Ortiz

This Congress has promised all manner of border security
and port security to the tune of billions of dollars...
yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port
security at only $900 million.
That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
- Solomon Ortiz

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge,
to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq,
our soldiers have courageously answered when called,
gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
- Solomon Ortiz

Over the last five years, the Administration and the
majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900
million for port security grants -
despite the Coast Guard's determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
- Solomon Ortiz

As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand
the joy of new life entering the world.
I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with
premature births and birth defects.
- Solomon Ortiz

While I believe our Constitution allows for State and
local governments to execute the power of eminent domain
for those purposes that specifically serve the public good,
condemning property solely to implement economic development
plans is not serving the public good.
- Solomon Ortiz

In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized
such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations
formerly components of the Department of Justice and
Department of the Treasury and currently components
of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Solomon Ortiz

It matters not what your individual position is on
either war we are currently prosecuting -
in Iraq or Afghanistan -
certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals
is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military
families during their most difficult hour.
- Solomon Ortiz

I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation
for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance,
research and preventive services aimed at reducing
the rate of birth defects.
- Solomon Ortiz

When no other schools in the Southeastern Conference
or the former Southwestern Conference would award them athletic scholarships,
African Americans had been recruited by and playing
for Texas Western since the 1950s.
- Solomon Ortiz

In South Texas, we understand how vital port security
is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction
could be brought into a U.S.
port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
- Solomon Ortiz

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

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Richard Carlson

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu


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