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The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Related topics: Politics

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves.
What is equally true is that every community gets the
kind of law enforcement it insists on.
- Robert Kennedy

 

Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding
only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others,
rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
- Thomas Carlyle

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker

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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides,
never decides.
Accept life, and you must accept regret.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Deconstruction insists not that truth is illusory but
that it is institutional.
- Terry Eagleton

Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot
force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
- Christopher Lasch

President Obama insists he's a free-market guy.
But you have to wonder whether he understands how a
free economy really works.
- Fred Barnes

A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that
you properly enter the event.
Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes
with the paying customers.
- Joe Henderson

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war.
As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
- Robert M. La Follette

Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth.
How can we advance when they teach things like that?
- Taslima Nasrin

I've never met or spoken to David Lee Roth,
yet it's rather ironic that even he's saying Eddie's lying about things.
I'm saying he's not telling the truth,
yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying!
You be the judge.
- Sammy Hagar

Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas -
an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible
and self-evident propositions,
seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence
there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Although I insist that God has always had the power
to intervene directly in nature to create new forms,
I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to
do so and instead employed secondary natural causes
like random mutation and natural selection.
- Phillip E. Johnson

If you insist upon fighting to protect me,
or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and
rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify
a sex instinct which I cannot share;
to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
- Virginia Woolf

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

Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the
forming and organising of churches is,
according to God's will, the only means of finding
blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist.
- John Nelson Darby

If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world,
you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path,
but teach him to walk firmly over them -
not insist upon leading him by the hand,
but let him learn to go alone.
- Anne Bronte


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