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Stephen Harper Quotes and Sayings

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I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil
unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe
in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually
when it's essential to do so.
- Stephen Harper

If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away.
- Stephen Harper

First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility -
which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's
to provide an alternative government.
- Stephen Harper

 

If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament,
you have to work with other people.
- Stephen Harper

Canada remains alienated from its allies,
shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree,
unable to influence events.
There is no upside to the position Canada took.
- Stephen Harper

The world is now unipolar and contains o-nly o-ne superpower.
Canada shares a continent with that superpower.
- Stephen Harper

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On the justification for the war, it wasn't related
to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction.
- Stephen Harper

I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada,
but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders.
- Stephen Harper

It's the government's obligation to look really to
the third parties to get the support to govern.
- Stephen Harper

I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor
legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion.
- Stephen Harper

My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of
that and neither of the interest groups on either end
of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views.
- Stephen Harper

Universality has been severely reduced:
it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.
- Stephen Harper

What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time,
is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in
the House of Commons to get them to support it.
- Stephen Harper

I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly.
- Stephen Harper

As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed.
It has led to no fairness, produced no unity,
and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.
- Stephen Harper

But I've been very clear in this campaign -
I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion.
- Stephen Harper

The government can only be brought down because it
alienates several parties in the House.
- Stephen Harper

Make no mistake.
Canada is not a bilingual country.
In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been.
- Stephen Harper

I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened
in the decades following Confederation,
there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
- Stephen Harper

Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to
bang our heads against it.
- Stephen Harper

That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus
agree with that but there are some who don't and I've
always said that on these kinds of moral issues,
people have the right to their own opinions.
- Stephen Harper

Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government
or two national governments or several national governments,
or some other kind of arrangement is,
quite frankly, secondary in my opinion.
- Stephen Harper

The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation -
the obligation to Parliament -
it's the reason we did the merger!
- is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.
- Stephen Harper

After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy.
It has attained the status of a religion.
It's a dogma which o-ne is supposed to accept without question.
- Stephen Harper

I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for
defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general.
I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions.
- Stephen Harper

We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies.
Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally.
We are playing again with national and global security matters.
- Stephen Harper

We'll support the government on issues if it's essential
to the country but our primary responsibility is not
to prop up the government,
our responsibility is to provide an opposition and
an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.
- Stephen Harper

We have in this country a federal government that increasingly
is engaged in trying to determine which business,
which regions, which industries will succeed,
which will not through a whole range of economic development,
regional development corporate subsidization programs.
- Stephen Harper

Human rights commissions, as they are evolving,
are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic
existence of a democratic society...
It is in fact totalitarianism.
I find this is very scary stuff.
- Stephen Harper

This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls.
We will not take a stand based on focus groups.
We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or
householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion.
- Stephen Harper

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Do no harm.
- from the Hippocratic Oath


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