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Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

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In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women,
man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
- Angela Carter

Far too often the choices reality proposes are such
as to take away one's taste for choosing.
- Jean Rostand

He mocks the people who proposes that the government
shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.
- Grover Cleveland

 

Man proposes, and God disposes.
- Ludovico Ariosto

The conservative who resists change is as valuable
as the radical who proposes it.
- Ariel Durant

Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes.
And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.
- P. J. O'Rourke

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A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself
about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
- Helmut Jahn

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive
of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis
of all human labor and effort,
enterprise and new activity.
- William Howard Taft

The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
- Robert Kennedy

Arbor Day is not like other holidays.
Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.
- Julius Sterling Morton

Man proposes, woman forecloses.
- Minna Antrim

We believe you will not have to pay more than the current
rate structure proposes -
which is,
for 50 percent of the public, nothing;
for another 25 percent,
only a 10 percent increase; and for the remaining 25 percent,
a 34 percent increase.
- Gray Davis

In plain words: now that Britain has told the world
that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early
as possible that she has done with it,
that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare.
- J. B. Priestley

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth,
which it takes more or less seriously,
proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and
enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
- George Santayana

I can say unequivocally that the boycott does not work.
It's never complete enough to have impact unless it's backed by force,
and I don't think anybody in America seriously proposes that.
- Helen Suzman

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in
the nostalgia of a lost paradise,
to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?
- Julio Cortazar

If we promise as public officials, we must deliver.
If we as public officials propose, we must produce.
- Barbara Jordan

I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here,
senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.
- Henry Wilson

However, it must always remain a dialogue,
and never an imposition of the church's own convictions and methods.
Propose, not impose.
To serve, and not to dominate.
- Claudio Hummes

I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to
that which we have in the Universal Postal Union.
- Fredrik Bajer

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is
the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
- Alcuin

Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical,
disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith,
with the faith of my people.
- Thomas S. Monson

The honest truth is that if this government were to
propose the massacre of the first-born,
it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott

Logic is one thing, the human animal another.
You can quite easily propose a logical solution to
something and at the same time hope in your heart of
hearts it won't work out.
- Luigi Pirandello

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

When I first was conducting as guest conductor in Europe 25 years ago,
I would propose doing American pieces and grudgingly
it would be accepted from time to time.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an
end to which our studies may point.
The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
- Edward Gibbon

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
- Ulysses S. Grant

No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender.
I propose to move immediately upon your works.
- Ulysses S. Grant

If nothing is to be done in the given situation,
he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing;
and if something must be done,
he must suggest the something.
The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing,
when action is imperative.
- Charles Edward Merriam

If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another,
I would not propose it to my prince,
for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman...
because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
- Charles de Secondat

So tonight I propose one more step that I would rather not propose.
I ask the most fortunate among us, those citizens earning over $100,000 per year,
for one year, to pay an additional one percent on the income they receive.
- Mitch Daniels

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million
out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a
larger school employee pay raise.
Our focus should be on making sure our children come first.
- Bob Riley

A very considerable body of the German people live
in America and propose to fight that Government.
Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the
Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care.
- Shane Leslie

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that,
if any public official, elected or appointed,
at any level of government, is caught lying to any
member of the public for any reason,
the punishment shall be death by public hanging.
- L. Neil Smith

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates
mathematical elegance when he sees it.
I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance
an essential ingredient of mathematics:
if it is clumsy,
it is not mathematics.
- Edsger Dijkstra

If we are all in agreement on the decision -
then I propose we postpone further discussion of this
matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time
to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding
of what the decision is all about.
- Alfred P. Sloan

We are men, and propose to live like men in this free land,
without the contamination of slave labor,
or die like men, if need be, in asserting the rights of our race,
our country, and our families.
- Denis Kearney

In a very alert and bright state of society people
learn co-operation by themselves,
but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise,
such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion.
- Leland Stanford

We propose in the following Treatise to give an outline
of the Science which treats of the Nature,
the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth.
To that Science we give the name of Political Economy.
- Nassau William Senior

It is not secret here in Congress we have not had the
discipline in many instances to keep our hands out
of the cookie jar of Social Security.
Now to stop this I propose that in the future that
Congress cannot get its hands on the money in the first place.
- Jeff Miller

It is because I believe that it is in the power of
such nations to lead the world back into the paths
of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what,
in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the
fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.
- Arthur Henderson

Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard,
expressing, also, my own firm conviction,
I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose
a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win.
- Roscoe Conkling

The main consideration with those who,
possessing some capital, propose to emigrate as the
means of improving their condition,
is, the society likely to be found in the land fixed
on for their future residence.
- Charles Sturt

The world does not speak.
Only we do.
The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language,
cause us to hold beliefs.
But it cannot propose a language for us to speak.
Only other human beings can do that.
- Richard Rorty

The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose
to himself in the government of a nation,
are one, Security to possessors; two,
facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I'd propose that each central-city child should have
an entitlement from the state to attend any school
in the metropolitan area outside his own district -
with per pupil funds going with him.
- James S. Coleman

I knew we were going to marry someday,
but I was absolutely surprised when he actually proposed.
And surprised he had bought a ring.
I ran around the yard screaming.
- Jennifer Garner

Look for what's missing.
Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's
proposed or what's gone amiss.
Few are able to see what isn't there.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Men must be taught as if you taught them not,
and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
- Alexander Pope

I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico.
We dated for three years back and forth.
Then, after three years, he proposed to me.
- Columba Bush

I think that the proposed constitution is one of the
European legal documents with the strongest social
dimension I have seen since I began following European issues.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed,
I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries
will be patronized throughout our country.
- Emma Willard

Two months later at a party, Bernard pulled me into a closet and proposed.
I said yes.
- Shelley Duvall

I met Cynthia when I was 12, proposed at 16,
became engaged at 17, married her at 19 and we had a baby when I was 20.
If extra work could pay for a lot of diapers,
that was for me.
- Kent McCord

I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation
in the telecommunications marketplace.
- Conrad Bums

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

At this time, it's all still proposed.
- Howard Scott

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest
eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession
that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
- Robert South

Men acquiesce in a thousand things, once righteously and boldly done,
to which, if proposed to them in advance,
they might find endless objections.
- Robert Dale Owen

In Yugoslavia, I'd asked for additional forces too.
I even went to meet the French prime minister,
and I proposed additional forces...
Nobody wanted to send troops.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might
the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of
practicability in terms of material and supplies?
- Chester W. Nimitz

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for
them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
- James Harvey Robinson

I formally proposed.
I'm a good Southern gentleman.
- Vince Gill

Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed
increase equal a spending cut.
- Larry Elder

In Count Julian I simply proposed to create a text
which would allow for diverse levels of reading.
- Juan Goytisolo

I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people.
The bankers almost fell over.
- Muhammad Yunus


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