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Stakes Quotes

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Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

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Though bachelors be the strongest stakes,
married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
- Thomas Fuller

The stakes in conflict do not change.
Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
- Frank Herbert

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson

 

Making a movie requires 20 to 500 people to make and
a lot of money and the stakes are a lot higher.
- Alanis Morissette

You know, nothing is more important than education,
because nowhere are our stakes higher;
our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The challenge is high.
The stakes are important.
I think it's manageable.
- William Hedgcock Webster

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Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.
- Julian Clary

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of
election law typically resides with partisan officials,
many with public stakes in the election outcome.
- Thomas E. Mann

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
- William Empson

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
- Henry A. Kissinger

With the parties at virtual parity and the ideological
gulf between them never greater,
the stakes of majority control of Congress are extremely high.
- Thomas E. Mann

Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the
consequences of our tendencies,
upped the stakes.
- David Foster Wallace

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's
nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the
court and the American people exponentially.
- Ralph Neas

It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's
friend's neighbor's pet dog.
You've got to make the stakes high.
- Steven Seagal

In life I've learned one thing; if you want to be good
you have to connect with the best people.
So I got very close to the high-stakes players here.
I get to watch them and play with them a little bit.
- Guy Laliberte

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror,
we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation.
Effective international police actions require the
highest degree of intelligence sharing,
planning and collaborative enforcement.
- Barack Obama

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any
goal where the stakes are high.
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

The reason why I hate working in theatre is the tedium of memorisation.
But once that is done, then you feast on this never-ending meal.
If you play it correctly, every night is fraught with
very high stakes that are very difficult to find in everyday life.
- Christopher Meloni

The stakes are very high for us in Haiti.
We have many important interests there.
Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in
the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere.
- Warren Christopher

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

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind;
but faith is an attitude of the person.
It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
- Michael Ramsey

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips

Each and every day, Israel's very existence is at stake.
- John Boehner

We know over very national survival is at stake;
and we believe that we should support our troops,
yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory.
- J. D. Hayworth

There's a real question at stake now.
Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?
- Jon Voight

The need for some venture of faith still remains;
one must stake one's life upon something.
- Henry Norris Russell

Those entrusted with arms...
should be persons of some substance and stake in the country.
- William Windham

It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized
everywhere among the officials that the existence or
non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.
- Paul von Hindenburg

The war correspondent has his stake -
his life -
in his own hands,
and he can put it on this horse or that horse,
or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
- Robert Capa

When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of
property they have little or no stake in their communities.
- Jack Kemp

I am so tired of being told by Democratic operatives
to "suck it up" because so many other profound issues are at stake.
- David Mixner

Just as everybody has the vote including women,
I think children should, because as a child is conscious
of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
- Gertrude Stein

In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid.
I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.
- Thomas Gold

The only dangerous scene is when James Cromwell put a stake in my chest.
But other than that, it turned out to be quite a punch.
I didn't think much of it.
- Andre Braugher

So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career,
it's not so much because I have less at stake but more
a sense that I've learned more.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

But you can make good radio, interesting radio,
great radio even, without an urgent question,
a burning issue at stake.
- Ira Glass

I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.
- Larry King

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake,
matters become political by definition,
for speech is what makes man a political being.
- Hannah Arendt

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.
- Horace

All my games were political games; I was,
like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
- Indira Gandhi

History is full of people who went to prison or were
burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas.
Society has always defended itself.
- Naguib Mahfouz

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any
point of view should be prohibited,
that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.
- Thabo Mbeki

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace,
so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
- Martin Luther

I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients
that fuels show business,
because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
- Garry Shandling

The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
- Friedrich Schiller

Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.
- Franz von Papen

This is the year you really put the stake in the ground.
- Stephen Baker

Our country stands at a critical point in its history.
Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.
- Roger Mahony

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics,
assuming that place.
It might just be an emotion I understand but am not
currently experiencing necessarily.
- John Mayer

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake,
the American people can't afford to treat this new
war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
- David Hackworth

Golf is fundamentally about being honest.
I see people hit eight shots and tell me they shot five.
I never say a word.
It is a reminder to me of what is at stake.
- Martin Sheen

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched
through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.
- Maria Cantwell

It took 35 years, but the time was well spent and I
think I have established a good stake in the future.
- Johnny Olson

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship:
that is what is at stake in these elections.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the
politics of polarization.
- Brad Henry

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable,
and to center consciousness within them.
- Rudolf Virchow

I'm not afraid of death.
It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied
allegiance to truth in unimportant matters,
to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
- Janos Arany

With so much at stake maybe I'll just leave now.
- Robert B. Parker

The Russians have a lot at stake, and the power of
Moscow pride should never be underestimated.
- Bob Schaffer

Writers are not just people who sit down and write.
They hazard themselves.
Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
- E. L. Doctorow

One, with God, is always a majority,
but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while
the votes were being counted.
- Thomas Reed

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life,
in living life happily, as it should be lived.
Living for the moment.
- Sting

My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration,
so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.
- Leon Kass

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake
everything on obtaining it.
- Brendan Francis

For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything,
I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God -
upon the assurance that,
as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are His ways higher than our ways,
and His thoughts than our thoughts.
- Henry Norris Russell

The terrorists know what is at stake,
which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts.
They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is
a serious blow to their interests.
- Elizabeth Dole

This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19
really burned at the stake by her own choice.
And you sit there and you want to figure out why did
she make these choices? How did she live such a life?
- Leelee Sobieski


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