Quotations on Washington

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Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Brother, Washington, Years)

People have always said - those words, 'too conservative,' is fairly relative. I'm sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Washington, Words)

I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, Travel, Visit, Washington, Will)

Measured by any standard, white or black, Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country: and in the future he will be so honored.
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Keywords: Men, Future, Today, Washington, Will)

I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Work, Dedication, Hard work, March, Washington, Years)

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
- James Buchanan
(Keywords: Wisdom, Policy, Maxim, Washington, Will)

I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Work, Challenge, Drilling, Energy, Washington, Will)

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown, Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion because of his association with Tories.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Being, Suspicion, Washington, Years)

As long as I own this football team and long after I'm gone, they will always be the Washington Redskins.
- Jack K. Cooke
(Keywords: Football, Washington, Will)

Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Washington, Will)

As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: Politics, Life, People, Forget, Washington, Will)

As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Home, Washington, Wrong)

President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington. The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
- Peter Fenn
(Keywords: Change, President, Right, Senate, Washington, Will)

It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang a lamb chop in your window, guests will come.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Guests, Washington, Will)

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: History, Power, Washington, World)

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: People, First, Software, Visit, Washington, Years)

I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night.
- Harold H. Greene
(Keywords: Court, Day, Night, Washington, Windows)

We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better.
- Christine Gregoire
(Keywords: Science, Quality, Decisions, Meaning, Right, State, Washington, Will)

If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power in the world is founded on death, the awesome arsenal for killing people.
- William Greider
(Keywords: Power, Death, People, Killing, Washington, World)

I was born in Washington State and have lived here for 42 plus years.
- David Guterson
(Keywords: State, Washington, Years)

In subsequent years the groups you named had important roles in educating people about the real issues in Washington and Raleigh, and within the Democratic Party.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: People, Party, Washington, Years)

Washington is the only city in the world where you can go to a black-tie dinner and there at the foot of the table is a television set up to catch a press conference.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Keywords: Press, Television, Washington, World)

All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
- C. L. R. James
(Keywords: Washington, World)

We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington. Who is more important in the world today: Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know.
- Peter Jennings
(Keywords: Power, Washington, World)

Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days.
- Anson Jones
(Keywords: Circumstances, Giving, May, Washington, Will)

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people."
- Barbara Jordan
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Decision, Court, Washington, Years)

Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Money, Economy, Washington, Will)

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Work, Quality, Help, Research, State, Washington, Yield)

As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: People, Canada, Games, Security, State, Washington, Winter)

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Agriculture, Committee, Community, Congress, First, Needs, Washington, Years)

I can finally go home and tell the constituents, law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that Congress is treating the meth problem with the same urgency and commitment that local communities have been treating it with for years.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Home, Commitment, Congress, Law, Leaders, State, Washington, Years)

The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake.
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Keywords: People, Congress, Disaster, Job, Loss, Talk, Talking, Washington, Weather)

You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C.
- Eric Massa
(Keywords: Health, Care, Ladies, Gentlemen, Today, Vote, Washington, World)

Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name.
- Marlee Matlin
(Keywords: People, Dumb, Name, Washington, Wrong)

Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process.
- Cathy McMorris
(Keywords: Legislation, Research, Washington, Will)

People in Eastern Washington should be confident in knowing that the government will not come and seize their property or farm land. Legislation is needed to correct this decision and restore the principle of having limited government involvement.
- Cathy McMorris
(Keywords: Government, People, Decision, Land, Legislation, Property, Washington, Will)

Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world.
- Andrew Natsios
(Keywords: Development, Rest, Washington, World)

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Business, Change, Government, Time, Help, Reform, Responsibility, Sense, Thinking, Washington, Will)

Washington, D.C. in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along.
- Gordon Parks
(Keywords: Washington, World)

The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

The reality is that during the Reagan years, for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that we were sending to Washington, D.C. after the tax cuts took effect.
- Mike Pence
(Keywords: Effect, Tax, Reality, Tax cuts, Washington, Years)

For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would.
- Sydney Pollack
(Keywords: Charisma, Example, Man, President, Today, Washington, Years)



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