November 8, 2012

Thinking politics: Looking back, looking forward

Mark Summers
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
 
C.F. Payne
"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'"
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
 
Guy Stauber
"If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it, you cannot continue to claim benefits. It will be extremely tough."
- David William Donald Cameron, Current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
 
Ricardo Martinez
"If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit."
- Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
 
Dongyun Lee
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
- Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
 
Bill Sanderson
"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
- Margaret Thatcher "The Iron Lady", Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom(1979-1990)
 
David Johnson
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
 
Gregory Manchess
"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
 
Kent Barton
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."
- George Washington, 1st President of the United States
 
Gary Kelley
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
 
Chris Gall
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
 
Douglas Smith
"Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you."
- Vaclav Havel, 1st President of the Czech Republic
 
Rudy Gutierrez
"I have a different vision of leadership. A leader is someone who brings people together."
- George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
 
Andrew R Wright
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."
- Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
 
Chris Whetzel
"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
-Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
 
Tim Bower
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."
- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
 
Niklas Asker
"It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."
-Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
 
James Bennett
"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."
-John Adams, 2nd President of the United States
 
Jason Seiler
"A people free to choose will always choose peace."
-Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
 
Ted Wright
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
-Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States


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