Quotations on Agreement

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At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, Agreement, Army, Objectives)

The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Time, Agreement, First, Months)

It was a superb agreement to end a war, but a very bad agreement to make a state. From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and try to build a modern democratic state, for which I have tried to lay the foundations.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Company, End, Now, State)

But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement.
- J. L. Austin
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

My husband and I didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: Husband, Agreement, Suicide)

Fashion is a social agreement. the result of a consensus of a large group of people.
- Stella Blum
(Keywords: People, Agreement, Fashion, Result)

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Ideas, Agreement, states)

I can do whatever I want. They will tell me if what I am doing is stupid or a total waste of time. I may tell them that they are wrong, and we will come to an agreement.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Time, Agreement, May, Want, Waste, Will, Wrong)

The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: Control, Failure, Agreement, Economy)

Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong.
- Lord Edward Cecil
(Keywords: Men, Agreement, Wrong)

In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet.
- Lord Chandos
(Keywords: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: War, Agreement, Difficulties, Friends, Question, Strangers)

I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.
- Robin Cook
(Keywords: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.
- Walter Crane
(Keywords: Art, People, Agreement, Unity, Variety, Want)

Gandhi has more recently recognized the need for continuance of British, American and Chinese efforts in India and has suggested that these troops might remain by agreement with some new Indian Government.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Government, Agreement, American, Troops)

Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: People, Agreement, Meetings, Right, Trying, Want)

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Keywords: Death, Agreement, Hell)

If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous.
- Nelson Goodman
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Agreement, World)

And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class.
- Umberto Guidoni
(Keywords: Possibility, Agreement, Class, Italy, Mission, Space)

And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight.
- Umberto Guidoni
(Keywords: Design, Government, Agreement, End, First, News)

We want to see Israel withdraw from our territory. But we don't want to be accountable vis-a-vis Israel on the security basis, because we don't see, in the absence of a peace agreement, that Lebanon can really be accountable to Israel if anything happens.
- Rafik Hariri
(Keywords: Peace, Absence, Agreement, Israel, Security, Want)

Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe. He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland. Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement.
- W. Averell Harriman
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Europe)

It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Thought, Agreement, Focus)

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.
- John Jay Hooker
(Keywords: Life, Agreement, Giving, Judges, Mistakes, Senate, states, United)

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.
- Julia Ward Howe
(Keywords: Religion, Discipline, Agreement, Doctrine)

And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Work, Agreement, Conservative, Party, Principles)

When people are divided, the only solution is agreement.
- John Hume
(Keywords: People, Agreement, Solution)

In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.
- John Hume
(Keywords: People, Victory, Agreement, Ireland, Party, Philosophy)

There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.
- Douglas Hurd
(Keywords: War, Agreement, First, Rights, Today, World, World war, Wrongs)

I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international community and accept its universal values.
- Moshe Katsav
(Keywords: Peace, Values, Agreement, Community, Israel, Majority, Want)

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Civilization, Purpose, Agreement, Culture, Existence)

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it.
- Sanjay Kumar
(Keywords: Time, Strategy, Management, Vision, Agreement, Promise)

Large-scale public projects require the agreement of large numbers of people.
- Thom Mayne
(Keywords: People, Agreement, Numbers, Projects, Public)

I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
- Robert Mugabe
(Keywords: Peace, Agreement, Commitment, Conflict, State)

That is why if Lebanon concludes a peace agreement with Israel and brings that accord to the Parliament our deputies will reject it; Hezbollah refuses any conciliation with Israel in principle.
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Keywords: Peace, Agreement, Israel, Parliament, Will)

When a peace agreement is concluded between the Lebanese government and Israel, we would surely disagree with the Lebanese government about that, but we would not make any turmoil out of it.
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Keywords: Government, Peace, Agreement, Israel)

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Keywords: Life, People, Agreement, Reality)

During practically all of my public life, I have been a sincere advocate of an agreement between the leading nations of the world to set up all the necessary international machinery that would bring about a practical abolition of war between civilized nations.
- George William Norris
(Keywords: War, Life, Agreement, Leading, Nations, Public, World)

Some think the worst horrors of war might be avoided by an international agreement not to use atomic bombs. This is a vain hope.
- John Boyd Orr
(Keywords: War, Hope, Agreement, Bombs)

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals.
- Mike Pence
(Keywords: Goals, Agreement, Legislation)

Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust.
- Mitchell Reiss
(Keywords: Trust, Agreement, Intentions)

Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Agreement, Drama, Questions, Sadness, Want)

Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.
- John Ralston Saul
(Keywords: Money, Agreement, Value)

I mean that the time where we need International agreement more than ever on the environment and the rest, poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it.
- Clare Short
(Keywords: Time, Agreement, Environment, Law, Poverty, Rest)

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
(Keywords: Time, Decision, Agreement, Gain, Meeting, Understanding)

The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done.
- Leland Stanford
(Keywords: Wealth, Agreement, Creation, Injustice, Labor, Law, Production, Result, Will)

People keep coming up to me and asking, 'How does it feel to be banned for life?' Banned for life. I wasn't banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it.
- George Steinbrenner
(Keywords: Life, People, Agreement, Word)



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