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Opportunists Quotes

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When the dictators and the opportunists are gone,
the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say,
'That is the real thing.'
- Ralph W. Sockman

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency;
the second is war.
Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.
But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
- Ernest Hemingway

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or
the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world.
He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king -
a real leader.
- Oriana Fallaci

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes,
but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
- William Beveridge

 

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.
- Joe Bob Briggs

More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless
bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
- Dennis Prager

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators,
except when it's advantageous to do so.
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

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It's pretty well known that the CIA has been installing
friendly dictators around the world for years.
- Rob Walton

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
- Charlie Chaplin

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace -
or at least a genuine peace -
the link between the nature of a regime and its external
behavior must be understood.
- Natan Sharansky

I've recorded 25 or 30 albums.
I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators,
it doesn't help you make a better record.
- Ace Frehley

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant
regimes outside the walls as well -
the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
- Barbara Amiel

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We have a president for whom English is a second language.
He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,'
but he's pretty much one himself.
- Robin Williams

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.
- Jan Masaryk

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression,
while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

We cannot forget the little things we take for granted
in America that remain the disdain of dictators and
terrorists throughout the world.
- Trent Lott

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
- Charlie Chaplin

President Bush has shown great leadership.
He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled
or dictated by terrorists,
dictators, and murderers.
He is absolutely right.
God bless him for his resolve.
- Lindsey Graham

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments
than dictators are in national governments.
They will arise and prosper, nevertheless,
if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals -
do not constantly oppose them.
- Charles Edison

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
It is easy to love children.
Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children.
But the affection and care for the old,
the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are.
What a pity that, when pregnant with him,
his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
- Oriana Fallaci

I consider Khomeini's position dangerous.
He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion
which has occurred in Washington's Black House and
the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow,
an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure,
and even their milk may no longer be consumed.
The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

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

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

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

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot


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