Quotations on State

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Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Abortion, Right, State, Woman)

Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land - land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, State, Talking)

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Facts, May, State, Wishes)

He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they?
- Robert Adamson
(Keywords: Encouraging, Poets, State, Visit, Writing)

Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
- Aeschines
(Keywords: Constitution, Democracy, Laws, Protection, State, Suspicion)

We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Control, Killing, State, Trying, Will)

Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

The Corona Extra brand was launched in Austin, Texas. From Austin, where it was exclusively for three or four months, it became more widely available in that state and in others, primarily in the southwest and western United States.
- Carlos Alvarez
(Keywords: Months, State, states, United)

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Science, National security, State, Weapons)

When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words.
- Keren Ann
(Keywords: Songs, State, Trying, Words)

We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Life, Israel, Population, State, Will)

O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Dreams, Now, Reason, State, Waking)

When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Art, Man, Order, State, World)

You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Love, Life, Peace, Man, Past, State, World)

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: Government, Babies, State, Talk)

The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Growth, Jobs, State, Taxes, Wage)

In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Nations, State, World)

There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say.
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Keywords: Body, State, Support)

The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: People, Communism, Existence, Labor, Nation, State, Will)

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Liberty, State, Vice)

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: People, Diversity, Nation, Needs, Respect, State, Want)

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
- Leslie Banks
(Keywords: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Diet, Consequences, Fancy, Now, State, Weight)

But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more.
- William Barclay
(Keywords: Heaven, Nothing, State, Will)

A mass of dust, world's momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
- Barnabe Barnes
(Keywords: Man, Old, State, World)

By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, we will give local governments a framework for working together on an issue that affects our whole state.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Planning, State, Water, Will)

If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Education, Burden, Duty, State, Taxation)

No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Man, Nothing, State, World)

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Leader, Afterlife, State, Will)

State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Age, Government, Financial, Children, State, Support)

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Butterflies, Man, State, Vertigo)

I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time.
- John Belushi
(Keywords: Happiness, Time, State, Want)

I do not support gambling in this state.
- Craig Benson
(Keywords: Gambling, State, Support)

California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California.
- Craig Benson
(Keywords: Money, Employees, State, World)

Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Policy, Freedom, State, United, Will, World)

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Peace, Direction, Fighting, Future, Justice, Months, State, Terrorism)

Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Marriage, First, Man, State, Woman)

Our congressional district is the fastest growing in the state. Nowhere is there a greater need for new and improved roads and transit systems that will spare us the hours we spend each day in traffic.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Day, State, Will)

Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: February, State, World)

The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: December, Reason, State, Vote)

I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio and welcome your support.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Running, State, Support)

One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it's hard to keep track of them.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Job, State, Support)

It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe.
- John Blair
(Keywords: People, First, State, Support)



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