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William Weld Quotes and Sayings

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In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong,
and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.
- William Weld

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

Liberals often don't see the problems,
and conservatives don't see the promise,
of government.
- William Weld

My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money,
there is only taxpayer's money, and that cut pretty deep.
- William Weld

 

I extend that to the abortion issue,
I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue,
I think this is a freedom principle and consistent
with the analysis in the economic area as well.
- William Weld

Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea.
- William Weld

I think government has a major role to play in helping
us with the pursuit of happiness.
- William Weld

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Managing people's sex lives is something that I don't
think is a good role for government.
- William Weld

The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites.
- William Weld

Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that
citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.
- William Weld

We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth
in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody.
- William Weld

The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three
branches of our government.
- William Weld

Government has a role as well in what is referred to
as redistributive justice.
- William Weld

Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate
boredom of the working press.
- William Weld

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst,
using the bully pulpit of high office.
- William Weld

It's not good for government to tell people that the
world owes them a living and that things are free.
- William Weld

I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for
everything in politics that is anathema to me.
- William Weld

I think transportation and corrections are not the
first two areas that I would go looking for massive change.
- William Weld

Natural resources are so vast that no single individual
or business is going to protect them;
they don't have an incentive to.
- William Weld

Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose
on the part of the citizenry;
that's its highest and best application.
- William Weld

There are several such issues where I have departed
radically from the Republican orthodoxy.
- William Weld

Micro managing anything is not a great role for government.
- William Weld

So government acts as a safeguard of our property.
- William Weld

We need a complete ban on soft money,
which is sort of an enveloping problem,
and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race.
- William Weld

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard
not just of property but of our liberties.
- William Weld

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.
- William Weld

I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social
Security in this country,
and I'm not alone.
- William Weld

I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie -
which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table -
is the most important challenge facing our country today.
- William Weld

The system that had grown up in most states is that
wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford
to spend a lot more on their public school systems
than the poorer districts.
- William Weld

If we have major geographic areas within our continent
that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity,
we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic,
political and social.
- William Weld

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity
out there in the real world,
right now, for each and every one of these groups?
If we believed in the tooth fairy,
if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.
- William Weld

I dare say that a majority of the American people think
that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance
in our relations with Mexico is extremely important
to our national interest,
as well as theirs.
- William Weld

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century
needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century:
that a writer never complains,
never explains and never disdains.
- James A. Michener

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since
the close of the nineteenth century is interesting
chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property.
- John Moody

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

When I write an original story I write about people
I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with.
I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
- Satyajit Ray

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest
egoistic movement of the nineteenth century,
and the most intense affirmation of the right of the
self that history has yet seen.
- Ellen Key

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair,
ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
- Marshall McLuhan

Well, well, Henry James is pretty good,
though he is of the nineteenth century,
and that glaringly.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it
was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and
then it almost bypassed the twentieth century.
- John McGahern

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears,
toes, and fingers, strips off flesh,
and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
- Ida B. Wells

If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain
of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.
- John Thorn

In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead.
In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
- Erich Fromm

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

Only recently, during the nineteenth century,
and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state
which have been created by a deliberate national feeling.
- Christian Lous Lange

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

The international proletariat first appeared on the
scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century,
and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
- C. L. R. James

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition,
it's at that point that I intend to renew it because
the present is built on the past just as the past was
built on the times that went before it.
- Adolf Loos

When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century
brought a rapid increase in wealth,
the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth
they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes.
- John Boyd Orr

I am convinced that when the history of international
law comes to be written centuries hence,
it will be divided into two periods:
the first being from the earliest times to the end
of the nineteenth century,
and the second beginning with the Hague Conference.
- Ludwig Quidde

The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief
in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the
nineteenth century and exist again today,
a belief that by creating the right social institution,
human satisfaction and growth can be achieved.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth
century had not for a moment reconciled itself with
the loss of independence,
and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same
time for the freedom of other nations.
- Lech Walesa

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended
below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing
before the English of the nineteenth century a true
picture of the life of their ancestors.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered,
from observations science had made, that many features
of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant
principle of natural selection.
- Michael Behe

Every great movement in the history of Western civilization
from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century
has been an international movement which owed its existence
and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples.
- Christopher Dawson

The book, you understand, was not written for publication.
It was the portrayal of my emotions,
the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year.
I wrote then all the time, just as I do now,
but, though the book is in diary form,
it is not a diary.
- Mary MacLane

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century
champions of the Christian faith was that not one of
the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler

Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed
they were literally on a mission.
I don't believe that the imperialists these days have
that same sense of public service.
They are simply pirates.
- John Pilger

On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter
of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness
to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character.
- Edward Thorndike

Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in,
with, and under the natural processes of the world
unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with
all that the sciences have revealed since those debates
of the nineteenth century.
- Arthur Peacocke

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding
remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement
for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning
glory of the nineteenth century,
they will soon discover their egregious mistake.
- George Ripley

In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the
experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition
and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the
theory that they are mutually related,
so that like composition governs like properties,
and conversely.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur


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