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Vaclav Klaus Quotes and Sayings

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To talk about planning an economic system is to talk in old terms,
and I find myself sometimes having to teach Westers
about what the market really means.
- Vaclav Klaus

It is what makes the reform process an art,
not just a science.
You have to develop a strategy that tells you what
reform measures you should follow and in what sequence.
- Vaclav Klaus

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles
that Civic Forum issued in late November.
That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.
- Vaclav Klaus

I was paid to read Western economic texts.
In a way, the regime paid for their own undermining.
- Vaclav Klaus

 

By the time I returned to Czechoslovakia,
I had an understanding of the principles of the market.
- Vaclav Klaus

I never intended to be a politician or office-seeker.
- Vaclav Klaus

What we want is to establish the rules of a market economy -
not to plan its outcome.
- Vaclav Klaus

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People like me who were engaging in brinkmanship with
the party economic bosses and the open dissidents who
were being arrested were pursuing a common goal in different ways.
- Vaclav Klaus

The events in the square, of course,
made a deep impression on me and many other parents.
- Vaclav Klaus

We must have the time to create strict rules so that
property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price.
They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder.
This does not build public support for a market economy.
- Vaclav Klaus

Privatization of the state-owned economy is not yet on the agenda.
We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it.
But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal
footing immediately and let different types of ownership
compete with the state firms.
- Vaclav Klaus

To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish.
We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we
looked for a socialism with a human face.
It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are
not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
- Vaclav Klaus

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon.
I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology,
if not a religion.
Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting
the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
- Vaclav Klaus

We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly
called Face in 1968 and 1969.
He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues.
We agreed on all major issues and became friends.
- Vaclav Klaus

We will also allow state companies to sell shares to
their workers and will pass a law allowing citizens
to start companies of their own with no limits on the
number of employees or on the firm's output.
- Vaclav Klaus

Then in 1969, I spent the spring term at Cornell University in New York.
The invasion of August 1968 had already happened,
but the hardline regime took several months to crack down on dissidents.
- Vaclav Klaus

That means following a very restrictive fiscal and
monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies.
On the micro level we will allow other economic agents,
both domestic and foreign, to compete with them.
- Vaclav Klaus

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the
Japanese were about to take over the Earth.
I don't hear that kind of talk anymore.
- Jack Kilby

There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently.
There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang,
which has been stopped for seven years.
- Kim Dae Jung

The great rule is not to talk about money with people
who have much more or much less than you.
- Katharine Whitehorn

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media.
But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio.
Suddenly we're faced with an information age.
- Pete du Pont

We all talk to ourselves.
A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves,
which helps to shape our attitude and mindset.
- Darren L. Johnson

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without
having to offer them a drink.
- Fran Lebowitz

We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand;
but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves,
first, to her ways.
- Clarence Day

We move sometimes.
We send messages to each other.
We talk on the phone.
Tell me, what can we do?
- Walid Jumblatt


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