Quotations on states

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It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, America, Authority, Blame, states, United, World)

Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Boss, Defeat, Defense, Nothing, Osama bin laden, Planning, states, United)

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Bizarre, Inexplicable, states, Theory, Universe, Will)

The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: People, Constitution, states, United)

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Change, People, America, Credit, Now, states, United)

All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Technology, War, Production, states, United)

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Act, states, United)

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

As it has for America's other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: America, Responsibility, states, United)

When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: Paris, states, University)

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
- George Allen
(Keywords: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven.
- George Allen
(Keywords: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.
- Steve Allen
(Keywords: People, Old, Punishment, states, Tomorrow, United)

Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country.
- Stewart Alsop
(Keywords: Company, Country, states, United)

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)

But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Country, Self, states, United, World)

Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Trust, People, Profession, states, United)

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Disgrace, states, United)

To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: People, Burden, states, United)

I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Time, Court, Information, states, United)

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Power, Work, Technology, states, United)

The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Being, Nations, states, United, World, Worth)

I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Democracy, Friends, states, United)

Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.
- Chester A. Arthur
(Keywords: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Obsession, states, United)

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Information, Respect, states, United)

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Truth, Journalism, states, United)

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity.
- Christopher Atkins
(Keywords: Nudity, states, United)

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Canada, Illness, states, United)

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, states, United)

By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more government workers than there are workers.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Government, Time, states, United, Will, Workers)

Two years before the last election you nor anyone else would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to get elected president of the United States.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: President, states, United, Years)

We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Government, People, Policy, Frustration, states, Want)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Idea, Christmas, states, United)

It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Belief, states, United, Will)

If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.
- Leonard Bacon
(Keywords: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Night, states, Talk, United)

I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)



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