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Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

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So moderate is insisting that North Korea should open door to outside.
- Kim Dae Jung

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that
this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain,
come fire.
That is our position.
- Peter Akinola

 

In terms of other functions, we are making a mistake
about insisting on a public school monopoly.
- James Q. Wilson

People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection,
which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
- Edith Schaeffer

It's like someone cutting up a loved one in front of you,
all the time insisting they've got your best interests at heart.
They're very devious nowadays.
- Malcolm Wilson

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Even though I may not intend it when I set out to write the book,
these places just emerge as major players in what I'm doing,
almost as if they are insisting on it.
- David Guterson

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that
I sing praises of my devourer?
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization
ready and willing to do good work,
wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility,
and leaders holding them back, insisting that they
wait for decisions or instructions.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse,
insisting upon being sent to the front,
in order to be as near me as could be,
but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to
go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the
rear of the actual operations.
- Fritz Kreisler

You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else.
By insisting too eagerly upon a small right,
you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

After all, I have spent the better part of my adult
life insisting that government be open...
that government be accessible...
and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
- Roy Barnes

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers.
But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
- Alain de Botton

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4,
that he had been born and had lived in India.
- Taylor Caldwell

When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights,
and if you have a competent attorney,
your rights will be protected.
- Tommy Shaw

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it.
And if it doesn't have a sword in it,
I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
- Orlando Bloom

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

I still insist that American performers are the best performers in the world.
- Tony Bennett

Those who insist on the dignity of their office show
they have not deserved it.
- Baltasar Gracian

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson

Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of
the stories he told himself,
it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist
that David Brock had it right the first time.
- Jane Mayer

No government can help the destinies of people who
insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave
danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
- Ludwig Quidde

I believe that life is a journey towards God,
and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
- Pat Buckley

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better
to insist on the genuine forms of nature,
for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
- Albrecht Durer

Every once in awhile we may fall on our face,
but we insist on doing what we wanna do.
- Cliff Burton

People who insist on telling their dreams are among
the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
- Jacques Chirac

I never understand why people have children and then
insist on living as though nothing has shifted.
- Christy Turlington

Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?
- Eugene Ormandy

Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you.
You have to persevere, you have to insist.
- Andrea Bocelli

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

True friendships don't fade in Hollywood,
as so many myths about show business would have you insist.
- Kent McCord

There is something suspicious about music,
gentlemen.
I insist that she is, by her nature,
equivocal.
I shall not be going too far in saying at once that
she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen.
Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
- Bill Kristol

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution
not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to
insist that politics and religion don't mix.
This is the stock response of the left.
- Christopher Lasch

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not,
because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist
they're honest about everything.
- Chuck Klosterman

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.
- Heywood Broun

It is time for us to insist that we are accountable
for the money that we are spending.
- Eric Cantor

Instead of raising taxes as some would insist,
we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
- Tim Murphy

One marvels why the middle classes still insist on
so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
- E. M. Forster

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.
- Norman Borlaug

Avoid sarcasm.
Don't insist on the last word.
- Ford Frick

Workers insist that they are not disgruntled.
They are very gruntled.
- Kevin Nealon

In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor
expect demonstrative evidence,
because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact,
and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd.
- Simon Greenleaf

The class has become over the years fairly large,
running to three hundred or more, but I always insist
upon reading all the student folklore collections myself.
Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it
because I learn so much from it.
- Alan Dundes

In light of these facts Republicans have put forth
a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain
solvent for future generations.
But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose
our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem.
- John Doolittle

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things.
But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming
that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression
that will make it easier for those who follow.
- Marian Anderson

Those who insist on having hostilities with us,
kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future,
which is unfortunate because it is clear the future
belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We insist that the international community cannot depend
on any country with weapons of mass destruction which
has relations with terrorists,
and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting
the law and of defying the international community.
- Jose Maria Aznar

If religion were true, its followers would not try
to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity;
but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth,
irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
- H. P. Lovecraft

We should insist that governments receiving American
aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency,
and we should support countries that embrace market reforms,
democracy, and the rule of law.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I have to think of my status as a resident in this country.
But I do insist that in Paraguay there was order;
the judiciary had the power of complete independence;
justice was fully exercised.
- Alfredo Stroessner


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