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Policy quotes by Ted Cruz
#1. The proper way to make policy changes is for you to convince your fellow citizens that there is a better policy outcome than the current one. And then in state legislatures, for those state legislatures to vote that change. #Quote by Ted Cruz
Policy quotes by Wilford Woodruff
#2. Ours is no ordinary calling. Great opportunities and privileges have been bestowed upon us. To us, as a people, has been entrusted the grand and glorious labor of laying the foundation of the kingdom of God upon the earth. Every act of our lives should be performed with this in view. Nothing should be done by anyone calling himself a Latter-day Saint that will conflict with the policy which God has announced as proper to be adopted in establishing that kingdom (The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, p. 125). #Quote by Wilford Woodruff
Policy quotes by Mario Monti
#3. What will growth policy have to look like in a fiscally compacted Europe? Clearly any illusion of budget stimulated growth policy will have to go away. #Quote by Mario Monti
Policy quotes by Margaret Sanger
#4. The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately. Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive periodwe prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble-minded. #Quote by Margaret Sanger
Policy quotes by Kevin Warsh
#5. I would say [Fed policy] has been in some sense Reverse Robin Hood. #Quote by Kevin Warsh
Policy quotes by Richard Ebeling
#6. Our world today is in the grip of anti-capitalism. State bureaucracies ruling over anti-market policies have grown into ideological and political elites who arrogantly presume to know and dictate how we should all live and work. #Quote by Richard Ebeling
Policy quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#7. It is an ambassador's duty to stand up for his nation's foreign policy in any era and under any government whatsoever. Ambassadors are, in the full meaning of the term, titled spies. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Policy quotes by James Tooley
#8. Current education policy is not in the interests of women. An injustice is being perpetrated. #Quote by James Tooley
Policy quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#9. Obama's space policy doesn't differ much from George W. Bush's. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Policy quotes by Bernie Sanders
#10. I will do my best to transform our trade policy and take on these corporations who want to invest in low-income countries around the world rather than in the United States of America. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Policy quotes by Ann Coulter
#11. Proposing an immigration policy that serves America's interests should not require an apology. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Policy quotes by Chris Van Hollen
#12. As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy. #Quote by Chris Van Hollen
Policy quotes by Jack Weatherford
#13. Whether in their policy of religious tolerance, devising a universal alphabet, maintaining relay stations, playing games, or printing almanacs, money, or astronomy charts, the rulers of the Mongol Empire displayed a persistent universalism. #Quote by Jack Weatherford
Policy quotes by Tom DeMarco
#14. In a healthy organization, a certain amount of failure is okay. At Microsoft, for example, there has long been an almost official policy of "sink, then swim." People are loaded down with so much responsibility that they sink (fail). Then they have a chance to rest up, to analyze and modify their own performance. Finally, they are loaded again with a comparable amount of responsibility, but this time they succeed. If they don't sink the first time, that just shows they weren't challenged enough. They can be sure that the next time out they will be challenged a lot more aggressively. To the extent that this policy is applied company-wide, Microsoft seems to be run as an Outward Bound adventure. Finding your weaknesses by failing is not just incidental; it is designed into the corporate philosophy. #Quote by Tom DeMarco
Policy quotes by Ezra Stiles
#15. Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. #Quote by Ezra Stiles
Policy quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#16. Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let them pass by us. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Policy quotes by Lars Peter Hansen
#17. I think the understanding of the role of markets has really helped advance the values of entrepreneurship. It's helped shape public policy discussions in a whole variety of ways. #Quote by Lars Peter Hansen
Policy quotes by George Washington
#18. The wishes of the people, seldom founded in deep disquisitions, or resulting from other reasonings than their present feelings, may not entirely accord with our true policy and interest. If they do not, to observe a proper line of conduct for promoting the one, and avoiding offence to the other, will be a work of great difficulty. #Quote by George Washington
Policy quotes by David Graeber
#19. If we let everyone decide for themselves how they were best fit to benefit humanity, with no restrictions at all, how could they possibly end up with a distribution of labor more inefficient than the one we already have? This is a powerful argument for human freedom. Most of us like to talk about freedom in the abstract, even claim that it's the most important thing for anyone to fight or die for, but we don't think a lot about what being free or practicing freedom might actually mean. The main point of this book was not to propose concrete policy prescriptions, but to start us thinking about arguing about what a genuine free society might actually be like. #Quote by David Graeber
Policy quotes by David Brooks
#20. Trade agreements are a net benefit for the world, and a net benefit for our foreign policy, and in the long run, given the dislocations, are a net benefit for us, too. #Quote by David Brooks
Policy quotes by Lawrence Lessig
#21. Some blame the drug companies. I don't. They are corporations. Their managers are ordered by law to make money for the corporation. They push a certain patent policy not because of ideals,but because it is the policy that makes them the most money. And it only makes them the most money because of a certain corruption within our political system-a corruption the drug companies are certainly not responsible for. The corruption is our own politicians' failure of integrity. #Quote by Lawrence Lessig
Policy quotes by Charles Le Gai Eaton
#22. So many ruins bear witness to good intentions which went astray, good intentions unenlightened by any glimmer of wisdom. To bring religion to the people is a fine and necessary undertaking, but this is not a situation in which the proposed end can be said to justify the means. The further people have drifted from the truth, the greater is the temptation to water down the truth, glossing over its less palatable aspects and, in short, allowing a policy of compromise to become one of adulteration. In this way it is hoped that the common man – if he can be found – will be encouraged to find a small corner in his busy life for religion without having to change his ways or to grapple with disturbing thoughts. It is a forlorn hope. Standing, as it were, at the pavement's edge with his tray of goods, the priest reduces the price until he is offering his wares for nothing: divine judgement is a myth, hell a wicked superstition, prayer less important than decent behaviour, and God himself dispensable in the last resort; and still the passers-by go their way, sorry over having to ignore such a nice man but with more important matters demanding their attention. And yet these matters with which they are most urgently concerned are, for so many of them, quicksands in which they feel themselves trapped. Had they been offered a real alternative, a rock firm-planted from the beginning of time, they might have been prepared to pay a high price. #Quote by Charles Le Gai Eaton
Policy quotes by Joe Roman
#23. It may be underfunded and at times mismanaged, but the [Endangered Species] Act is an unprecedented attempt to delegate human-caused extinction to the chapters of history we would rather not revisit: the Slave Trade, the Indian Removal Policy, the subjection of women, child labor, segregation. The Endangered Species Act is a zero-tolerance law: no new extinctions. It keeps eyes on the ground with legal backing-the gun may be in the holster most of the time, but its available if necessary to keep species from disappearing. I discovered in my travels that a law protecting all animals and plants, all of nature, might be as revolutionary-and as American-as the Declaration of Independence. #Quote by Joe Roman
Policy quotes by Mario Bunge
#24. I have nothing to fear from serious social studies of science, and I hope that my philosophy will help progressive science policies while showing that the most modern views of science are ignorant and regressive, even if they are accompanied by a leftist-sounding rhetoric. #Quote by Mario Bunge
Policy quotes by Paul Ryan
#25. I do politics in order to do policy. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Policy quotes by Margaret Sanger
#26. Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. #Quote by Margaret Sanger
Policy quotes by Eden Robinson
#27. The First Nations Financial Transparency Act insulted the integrity of the very people in our communities who guide our economic policy and act as our mediators with provincial and federal governments. #Quote by Eden Robinson
Policy quotes by Adolf Hitler
#28. Under the guidance of the Reich, Europe would speedily have become unified. Once the Jewish poison had been eradicated, unification would have been an easy matter. France and Italy, each defeated in turn at an interval of a few months by the two Germanic Powers, would have been well out of it. Both would have had to renounce their inappropriate aspirations to greatness. At the same time they would have had to renounce their pretensions in North Africa and the Near East; and that would have allowed Europe to pursue a bold policy of friendship towards Islam. (4th February 1945) #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Policy quotes by Rick Perry
#29. It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel. #Quote by Rick Perry
Policy quotes by Quincy Jones
#30. My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store. #Quote by Quincy Jones
Policy quotes by Thomas Huxley
#31. Without seeing any reason to believe that women are, on the average, so strong physically, intellectually, or morally, as men, I cannot shut my eyes to the fact that many women are much better endowed in all these respects than many men, and I am at a loss to understand on what grounds of justice or public policy a career which is open to the weakest and most foolish of the male sex should be forcibly closed to women of vigor and capacity. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Policy quotes by Michael Mandelbaum
#32. All policy is a matter of gains and losses, upsides and downsides. #Quote by Michael Mandelbaum
Policy quotes by Paul Watson
#33. There are quite a few disgruntled Greenpeacers who are opposed to its policy of non-cooperation. #Quote by Paul Watson
Policy quotes by Stephanie Gayle
#34. Hope is a terrible gift. The return policy is heartbreak. #Quote by Stephanie Gayle
Policy quotes by Anonymous
#35. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings. "We have to put our money where our mouth is in this country," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We tell other countries to protect human rights and accept refugees, but when we get a crisis on our border, we don't know how to respond." Republicans have rejected calls by Democrats for $2.7 billion in funds to respond to the crisis, demanding changes in immigration law to make it easier to send children back to Central America. And while President Obama says he is open to some changes, many Democrats have opposed them, and Congress is now deadlocked. #Quote by Anonymous
Policy quotes by Martin Jacques
#36. Blair's support for the Americans should not be seen as an aberration; on the contrary, it is closely linked to the main contours of New Labour policy. This has been a government that has majored on hyperbole, but in fact, from the outset it was hugely timid and cravenly orthodox. #Quote by Martin Jacques
Policy quotes by Wendell Berry
#37. A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd. But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community, and it will have to be reckoned with. I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied.
But even the most articulate public protest is not enough. We don't live in the government or in institutions or in our public utterances and acts, and the environmental crisis has its roots in our lives. By the same token, environmental health will also be rooted in our lives. That is, I take it, simply a fact, and in the light of it we can see how superficial and foolish we would be to think that we could correct what is wrong merely by tinkering with the institutional machinery. The changes that are required are fundamental changes in the way we are living. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Policy quotes by Peter Garrett
#38. Climate change is so big that people who study it.. and many do.. need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers, they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers.. governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science. #Quote by Peter Garrett
Policy quotes by Colin S. Gray
#39. American strategic [nuclear] forces do not exist solely for the purpose of deterring a Soviet nuclear threat or attack against the U.S. itself. Instead, they are intended to support U.S. foreign policy. #Quote by Colin S. Gray
Policy quotes by Gerhard Schroder
#40. Our future begins on January 1 1999. The euro is Europe's key to the 21st century. The era of solo national fiscal and economic policy is over. #Quote by Gerhard Schroder
Policy quotes by Howard Gordon
#41. I'm a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. #Quote by Howard Gordon
Policy quotes by Hock G. Tjoa
#42. from The Ninja and The Diplomat (coming in September 2015)--As an unintended but ineluctable consequence of the one child policy, he and his wife, like most of his generation and those succeeding, consisted of only children; hence his family included no aunts or uncles, no cousins, and no nieces or nephews. The Chinese family had lost an immeasurable dimension of richness. #Quote by Hock G. Tjoa
Policy quotes by Marc Faber
#43. The monetary policies of the US will destroy the world. #Quote by Marc Faber
Policy quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#44. In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Policy quotes by Pierre Vimont
#45. Foreign policy is about trying to project the European model, its values, its principles, to the outside world. But at the moment, the European model is not as fascinating and as attractive as it may have been a few years ago. We have to be aware of this and take it into account when we try to promote our European system. #Quote by Pierre Vimont
Policy quotes by David H. Hackworth
#46. If a policy is wrongheaded feckless and corrupt I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. #Quote by David H. Hackworth
Policy quotes by Ziad K. Abdelnour
#47. For Lebanon to have any future, gotta adopt a resolute policy v/s terrorism. Whoever plots against the land should bear the consequences. #Quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour
Policy quotes by Hedrick Smith
#48. Two trends are primarily responsible for today's hyperconcentration of wealth inAmerica - the collective decisions over time by America's corporate power elite to take a far bigger share of business earnings for themselves, and the increasingly pro-rich, pro-business policy tilt in Washington since the late 1970s. #Quote by Hedrick Smith
Policy quotes by Ruben Gallego
#49. Our economic strength at home is key to our diplomatic and military strength abroad. We should be investing far more in education as well as our technological and economic development so that we have the resources to support our foreign policy. #Quote by Ruben Gallego
Policy quotes by Ayn Rand
#50. When numbers are substituted for morality, and no individual can claim a right, but any gang can assert any desire whatever, when compromise is the only policy expected of those in power, and the preservation of the moment's "stability," of peace at any price, is their only goal - the winner, necessarily, is whoever presents the most unjust and irrational demands; the system serves as an open invitation to do so. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Policy quotes by Laura Poitras
#51. In all my work, I'm interested in trying to understand the human consequences of government policies. #Quote by Laura Poitras
Policy quotes by Sam Branson
#52. My measure of success is to walk into a restaurant and hear a table debating drug policy. Once the public start the conversation, the politicians will join - that is when we can create real change. #Quote by Sam Branson
Policy quotes by Bill Dedman
#53. The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions. #Quote by Bill Dedman
Policy quotes by Joel Bakan
#54. The corporation is not an independent "person" with its own rights, needs, and desires that regulators must respect. It is a state created tool for advancing social and economic policy. #Quote by Joel Bakan
Policy quotes by Ronald Reagan
#55. Let me make our goal ... very clear: jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs ... Our policy has been and will continue to be: What is good for the American workers is good for America. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Policy quotes by Jeff Sessions
#56. I didn't endorse Donald Trump but I thanked him for coming, thanked him for raising issues that were important, thanked him for talking about immigration and considering the views that we had worked on for a number of years, on what a good immigration policy should be. #Quote by Jeff Sessions
Policy quotes by Nick Minchin
#57. It presents a really compelling case against the whole theory of anthropogenic global warming. From my point of view, it is a theory that has completely corrupted public policy making in most of the developed world. It confronts all the dubious claims that the warmists have put out there. #Quote by Nick Minchin
Policy quotes by Michelle Alexander
#58. As if the free military equipment, training, and cash grants were not enough, the Reagan administration provided law enforcement with yet another financial incentive to devote extraordinary resources to drug law enforcement, rather than more serious crimes: state and local law enforcement agencies were granted the authority to keep, for their own use, the vast majority of cash and assets they seize when waging the drug war. This dramatic change in policy gave state and local police an enormous stake in the War on Drugs - not in its success, but in its perpetual existence. Law enforcement gained a pecuniary interest not only in the forfeited property, but in the profitability of the drug market itself. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Policy quotes by Oren Moverman
#59. First of all, we occupied Afghanistan and Iraq and I'm not even talking about the past occupation of them, I'm just talking about currently. And we all know that occupations, in military terms, comes down basically to policing, so you have an army basically functioning as a police force in these foreign territories as part of foreign policy. I'm not knocking that down, I'm just observing. #Quote by Oren Moverman
Policy quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#60. Nonviolence of the strong cannot be a mere policy. It must be a creed, or a passion, if 'creed' is objected to. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Policy quotes by Andrzej Majewski
#61. Democracy is the most veiled form of tyranny. #Quote by Andrzej Majewski
Policy quotes by Henry Rosovsky
#62. I draw a contrast between American shared governance with "the dictatorship of ministries" wherein policy and direction for the university is ordered by bureaucrats who have never taught a class. #Quote by Henry Rosovsky
Policy quotes by Marco Rubio
#63. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's strategy is to lead from behind. It sounds like what he is outlining is not to lead at all. We cannot continue to outsource foreign policy. We must lead. We are the most powerful nation in the world. We need to begin to act like it, again. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Policy quotes by Donald Trump
#64. I'll come out with policy on that and make on the future. #Quote by Donald Trump
Policy quotes by John Harvey Kellogg
#65. Then, after I came home from Europe, I found I was under condemnation; and I was condemned at that time because I did not endorse the financial policy of the General Conference. #Quote by John Harvey Kellogg
Policy quotes by Bill Gross
#66. Favouring employment versus the financial markets is a decent policy; certainly not beneficial for the currency or the gilt market, but beneficial for the people. #Quote by Bill Gross
Policy quotes by Paul Singer
#67. It's true that monetary policy was too lax for too long, and the government encouraged lending to people who were unlikely to repay their loans. #Quote by Paul Singer
Policy quotes by Ismail Haniyeh
#68. The people have said yes to change and reform. The majority of the Palestinians have said yes to the slogan, 'Islam is the solution.' The people also voted in favor of our policy of resistance and against the occupation. Our policy is designed to defend Jerusalem, achieve the right of return for all refugees and the release of our prisoners. #Quote by Ismail Haniyeh
Policy quotes by Jodi Picoult
#69. Your religion should help you make the decision if you find yourself in that situation, but the policy should exist for you to have the right to make it in the first place.

When you say you can't do something because your religion forbids it, that's a good thing. When you say I can't do something because YOUR religion forbids it, that's a problem. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Policy quotes by William Easterly
#70. Any factor that breeds polarization will worsen policy, and thus cause lower growth. #Quote by William Easterly
Policy quotes by Marc Faber
#71. The fallacy of monetary policy in the U.S. is to believe this money will go to the man on the street. It won't. It goes to the Mayfair economy of the well-to-do people and boosts asset prices of Warhols ... Very happy. Very good for the Fed. Congratulations, Mr. Bernanke. #Quote by Marc Faber
Policy quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#72. A nation with a goofy foreign policy needs a very serious policy of defense. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Policy quotes by David Ignatius
#73. Bob Gates has unusual standing in the debate about the Obama administration's foreign policy: He was defense secretary for both a hawkish President George W. Bush and a wary President Obama. He understood Bush's desire to project power and Obama's skepticism. #Quote by David Ignatius
Policy quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#74. If I were a factory employee, a workman on the railroads or a wage-earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade. If I disapproved of its policy, I would join in order to fight that policy; if the union leaders were dishonest, I would join in order to put them out. I believe in the union and I believe that all men who are benefited by the union are morally bound to help to the extent of their power in the common interests advanced by the union. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Policy quotes by Ibram X. Kendi
#75. Incorrect conceptions of race as a social construct (as opposed to a power construct) of racial history as a single march of racial progress (as opposed to a duel of antiracist and racist progress), of the race problem as rooted in ignorance and hate (as opposed to powerful self-interest) -- all come together to produce solutions bound to fail. Terms and sayings like 'I'm not racist' and 'race-neutral' and 'post-racial' and 'color-blind' and 'only one race, the human race' and 'only racists speak about race' and 'Black people can't be racist' and 'White people are evil' are bound to fail in identifying and eliminating racist power and policy. #Quote by Ibram X. Kendi
Policy quotes by Zbigniew Brzezinski
#76. We look a little bit disorderly, indecisive, leaderless. That's a real problem, and that's a problem that concerns me particularly on foreign affairs. The presidency, not just President Obama, but the presidency in recent years has lost some of the terrain that they used to dominate in the making of foreign policy. I think President Obama has to make a serious effort to regain it because he lost some of it himself. #Quote by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Policy quotes by Edward Abbey
#77. Yes, I know, if the American Indians had enforced such a policy none of us pale-faced honkies would be here. But the Indians were foolish, and divided, and failed to keep our WASP ancestors out. They've regretted it ever since. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Policy quotes by Naema Al Hashi
#78. honest is the best policy #Quote by Naema Al Hashi
Policy quotes by Hans Von Seeckt
#79. War is a bankruptcy of policy #Quote by Hans Von Seeckt
Policy quotes by James M. Buchanan
#80. Political economists stress the technical economic principles that one must understand in order to assess alternative arrangements for promoting peaceful cooperation and productive specialization among free men. Yet political economists go further and frankly try to bring out into the open the philosophical issues that necessarily underlie all discusions of the appropriate functions of government and all proposed economic policy measures. They examine philosophical values for consistency among themselves and with the ideal of human freedom. #Quote by James M. Buchanan
Policy quotes by Jonathan Krohn
#81. I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do. #Quote by Jonathan Krohn
Policy quotes by David Brooks
#82. Many of these policies were proposed by wonks who are comfortable only with traits and correlations that can be measured and quantified. They were passed through legislative committees that are as capable of speaking about the deep wellsprings of human action as they are of speaking in ancient Aramaic. They were executed by officials that have only the most superficial grasp of what is immovable and bent about human beings. So of course they failed. And they will continue to fail unless the new knowledge about our true makeup is integrated more fully into the world of public policy, unless the enchanted story is told along with the prosaic one. #Quote by David Brooks
Policy quotes by Eric Alterman
#83. This trend of reporting process over substance is unfortunate, if omnipresent. Even worse is the media's inability - or unwillingness - to fact-check Republicans who are angry about the Democrats trying to debate and vote on Iraq policy. #Quote by Eric Alterman
Policy quotes by Ron Lewis
#84. Today's vote ensures that coal will continue to be an important part of our nation's energy policy, with strong parameters to make it cleaner and more efficient. #Quote by Ron Lewis
Policy quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#85. But President Obama wants us to discuss bigger issues as well. He wants to change the relationship in fundamental ways while in office. We won't resolve this all in one meeting, but we want to discuss this in this channel. I then went through a long list of nearly every aspect in the U.S.-Cuba relationship that we wanted to change. The State Sponsor of Terrorism list; unwinding the U.S. embargo; restoring diplomatic relations; the reform of Cuba's economy and political system, including Internet access, labor rights, and political freedoms. During the pauses for translation, I looked at Alejandro and thought about how he was processing this in a different language, informed by a different history, focused primarily on getting these Cubans out of prison. I ended by reiterating that Alan Gross's release was essential for any of this to happen and noting that we would respect Cuban sovereignty - our policy was not to change the regime. #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Policy quotes by Mitt Romney
#86. Ronald Reagan was one of our great foreign policy Presidents. He did not come from the Senate. He did not come from the foreign policy world. He was a governor, but his resolve, his clarity of purpose, his intelligence, his capacity to deal with complex issues and solve tough problems served him extremely well, and if I were elected President, I hope I could rely upon those same qualities. #Quote by Mitt Romney
Policy quotes by Jim Garrison
#87. It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives. #Quote by Jim Garrison
Policy quotes by Anonymous
#88. Go back 2,400 years, and you can hear it from the Athenian orator Demosthenes as he chastises his fellow citizens for responding to Macedonian aggression by "forever debating the question and never making any progress" and issuing "empty decrees." "All words, apart from action," Demosthenes warned, "seem vain and idle, especially from Athenian lips: for the greater our reputation for a ready tongue, the greater the distrust it inspires in all men." We've had several years now of watching Obama and his foreign policy team prove this eternal truth as they have feebly and fecklessly responded to crisis after crisis in Ukraine, Syria, and a dozen other venues. #Quote by Anonymous
Policy quotes by Frank Underhill
#89. The essential task of Canadian statesmanship is to discover the terms on which as many as possible of the significant interest groups of our country can be induced to work together in common policy. #Quote by Frank Underhill
Policy quotes by Barack Obama
#90. At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise. It insists on the impossible. If God has spoken, then followers are expected to live up to God's edicts, regardless of the consequences. To base one's life on such uncompromising commitments may be sublime; to base our policy making on such commitments would be a dangerous thing. #Quote by Barack Obama
Policy quotes by Richard Hofstadter
#91. All this is the more maddening, as Edward Shils has pointed out, in a populistic culture which has always set a premium on government by the common man and through the common judgement and which believes deeply in the sacred character of publicity. Here the politician expresses what a large part of the public feels. The citizen cannot cease to need or to be at the mercy of experts, but he can achieve a kind of revenge by ridiculing the wild-eyed professor, the irresponsible brain truster, or the mad scientist, and by applauding the politicians as the pursue the subversive teacher, the suspect scientist, or the allegedly treacherous foreign-policy adviser. There has always been in our national experience a type of mind which elevates hatred to a kind of creed; for this mind, group hatreds take a place in politics similar to the class struggle in some other modern societies. Filled with obscure and ill-directed grievances and frustrations, with elaborate hallucinations about secrets and conspiracies, groups of malcontents have found scapegoats at various times in Masons or abolitionists, Catholics, Mormons, or Jews, Negroes, or immigrants, the liquor interests or the international bankers. In the succession of scapegoats chosen by the followers of this tradition of Know-Nothingism, the intelligentsia have at last in our time found a place. #Quote by Richard Hofstadter
Policy quotes by Bradley A. Smith
#92. Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity. #Quote by Bradley A. Smith
Policy quotes by Doug Ose
#93. Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors. First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium. #Quote by Doug Ose
Policy quotes by Michael Miklaucic
#94. Complex operations, in which agencies assume complementary roles and operate in close proximity-often with similar missions but conflicting mandates-accentuate these tensions. The tensions are evident in the processes of analyzing complex environments, planning for complex interventions, and implementing complex operations. Many reports and analyses forecast that these complex operations are precisely those that will demand our attention most in the indefinite future.

As essayist Barton and O'Connell note, our intelligence and understanding of the root cause of conflict, multiplicity of motivations and grievances, and disposition of actors is often inadequate. Moreover, the problems that complex operations are intended and implemented to address are convoluted, and often inscrutable. They exhibit many if not all the characteristics of "wicked problems," as enumerated by Rittel and Webber in 1973: they defy definitive formulations; any proposed solution or intervention causes the problem to mutate, so there is no second chance at a solution; every situation is unique; each wicked problem can be considered a symptom of another problem. As a result, policy objectives are often compound and ambiguous. The requirements of stability, for example, in Afghanistan today, may conflict with the requirements for democratic governance. Efforts to establish an equitable social contract may well exacerbate inter-communal tensions that can lead to violence. The rule of law, as we #Quote by Michael Miklaucic
Policy quotes by Daniel D. Polsby
#95. The weapons-violence hypothesis is far too simplistic a basis on which to base sound public policy. #Quote by Daniel D. Polsby
Policy quotes by Alfie Kohn
#96. But as I mastered the material, homework ceased to be necessary. A no homework policy is a challenge to me," he adds. "I am forced to create lessons that are so good no further drilling is required when the lessons are completed. #Quote by Alfie Kohn
Policy quotes by William H. Seward
#97. Whatever policy we adopt, there must be an energetic prosecution of it. For this purpose it must be somebody's business to pursue and direct it incessantly. #Quote by William H. Seward
Policy quotes by Joe Biden
#98. I didn't make a political speech outside of my state for 20 years. And I just focused almost exclusively on my initiatives for national crime legislation, foreign policy issues ... #Quote by Joe Biden
Policy quotes by Walter Raleigh
#99. In a word, we may gather out of History a policy no less wise than I eternal; by the comparison and application of other mens fore-passed miseries with our own like errours and ill-deservings. #Quote by Walter Raleigh
Policy quotes by Oliver DeMille
#100. The founding American generations did something that almost no others have ever done. They read the fine print! They taught their children to read bills, laws, court cases, legislative debates, executive decrees, and bureaucratic policies. They read them in schoolrooms and at home ... They said they would consider their children uneducated if they didn't read such things. #Quote by Oliver DeMille
Policy quotes by Assata Shakur
#101. I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government's policy towards people of color. #Quote by Assata Shakur
Policy quotes by Barbara Castle
#102. Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance. #Quote by Barbara Castle
Policy quotes by Paul Hoffman
#103. The man who believes that honesty is the best policy is not an honest man. #Quote by Paul Hoffman
Policy quotes by Sarah Palin
#104. Well, then what the federal government should have done was accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solutions that they wanted presented. They can't even get a phone call returned, Bill. The Dutch - they are known, and the Norwegians - they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills. They offered to help and yet, no, they too, with the proverbial, can't even get a phone call back. #Quote by Sarah Palin
Policy quotes by Peter Sissons
#105. It is effectively BBC policy to ignore climate change sceptics. #Quote by Peter Sissons
Policy quotes by Tony Evans
#106. Every voting choice you exercise ought to be for the candidate, platform, party, or policy that will best represent the values of the kingdom of God. #Quote by Tony Evans
Policy quotes by Herman Cain
#107. I challenge anybody to say that I wouldn't know how to approach foreign policy because, unlike some of the other people, I at least have a foreign policy philosophy, which is an extension of the Reagan philosophy. Peace through strength, and my philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. #Quote by Herman Cain
Policy quotes by Elizabeth Dole
#108. [On power:] Some people really have almost a disdain for that word. They feel it is alien to conscience. Power for power's sake, no. But the positive use of power for positive purposes is very important. You have to understand that. You've got to have a seat at the policy table if you want to make a difference. #Quote by Elizabeth Dole
Policy quotes by Mark Zandi
#109. My policy is I will help any policymaker who asks, whether they be a Republican or a Democrat. #Quote by Mark Zandi
Policy quotes by Jacques Santer
#110. It is now up to us to see that we embark on the next stage leading to political unity, which I think is the consequence of economic unity, so that Europe can in the future also play a political role on the international stage, leading even as far as a common defence policy. #Quote by Jacques Santer
Policy quotes by Bob Nelson
#111. An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind. #Quote by Bob Nelson
Policy quotes by Dennis Miller
#112. The way I've always governed my life as far as fiscal policy goes is I'm smart enough to know that I'm dumb about it, so I surround myself with smart people in much the same way a hole surrounds itself with a doughnut. I just pay things off. That's all I do. #Quote by Dennis Miller
Policy quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#113. All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport
in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.
[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience] #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Policy quotes by Elizabeth Dole
#114. The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. #Quote by Elizabeth Dole
Policy quotes by Lynn Hudson Parsons
#115. In short, sir, we have been too long subject to the policy of the British merchants. It is time we should become a little more Americanized, and instead of feeding the paupers and laborers of Europe, feed our own, or else in a short time, by continuing our present policy, we shall all be paupers ourselves. #Quote by Lynn Hudson Parsons
Policy quotes by George Washington
#116. History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. #Quote by George Washington
Policy quotes by William L. Shirer
#117. The middle classes, grown prosperous by the belated but staggering development of the industrial revolution and dazzled by the success of Bismarck's policy of force and war, had traded for material gain any aspirations for political freedom they may have had. #Quote by William L. Shirer
Policy quotes by Jeane Kirkpatrick
#118. It is a different matter entirely to commit military resources to keep peace in such areas, where often no peace can be kept, or to build nations in our own image before they are ready for our freedoms - or even want them. The military need not do the work of sanctions and diplomacy. As we carry on in this new century, we would do well to remember the importance of balancing the twin goals of our foreign policy: preserving national security and promoting democratic principles. And we must remember that historic conflicts between enemies can be won on moral force, without firing a single bullet or missile; that cultural, market, political, and perhaps religious forces can be far more transformative in areas of the world where chaos and violence reign; and that America can contribute to the building of nations by any and all of these means - while preserving our military and reserving our sovereign right to wage war to maintain true peace. #Quote by Jeane Kirkpatrick
Policy quotes by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
#119. I think in reality the Japanese have to make changes in monetary policy, otherwise we're still going to be dealing with some upward pressure on the yen against the dollar. #Quote by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Policy quotes by Karl Marx
#120. The policy of Russia is changeless. Its methods, its tactics, its maneuvers may change, but the polar star of its policy, world domination, is a fixed star. About Russia #Quote by Karl Marx
Policy quotes by Baba Kalyani
#121. Everywhere in the world, whether manufacturing, trade or whatever, it is controlled by one apparatus and one policy perspective. Here we have one prime minister with good intentions, and six ministries running their own empires. This creates problems including the import culture. #Quote by Baba Kalyani
Policy quotes by Margaret Thatcher
#122. Hope is no basis for a defense policy. #Quote by Margaret Thatcher
Policy quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#123. I think if you're going to master policy, especially world affairs, you've got to know history. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Policy quotes by David Burkus
#124. There is also no clothing policy at Netflix, but no one comes to work naked. #Quote by David Burkus
Policy quotes by Eugene Jarecki
#125. I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman. #Quote by Eugene Jarecki
Policy quotes by George Horace Lorimer
#126. The solution to our energy needs must go through a show of respect for nature, not, once again, a policy that does violence to our hills. #Quote by George Horace Lorimer
Policy quotes by Timothy Geithner
#127. The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy. #Quote by Timothy Geithner
Policy quotes by Sarah Waters
#128. For was that all, she thought bleakly, that love ever was? Something that saved one from loneliness? A sort of insurance policy against not counting? #Quote by Sarah Waters
Policy quotes by C.S. Lewis
#129. The quest of the Inner Ring will break your hearts unless you break it. But if you break it, a surprising result will follow. If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will presently find yourself all unawares inside the only circle in your profession that really matters. You will be one of the sound craftsmen, and other sound craftsmen will know it. This group of craftsmen will by no means coincide with the Inner Ring or the Important People or the People in the Know. It will not shape that professional policy or work up that professional influence which fights for the profession as a whole against the public: nor will it lead to those periodic scandals and crises which the Inner Ring produces. But it will do those things which that profession exists to do and will in the long run be responsible for all the respect which that profession in fact enjoys and which the speeches and advertisements cannot maintain. And if in your spare time you consort simply with the people you like, you will again find that you have come unawares to a real inside: that you are indeed snug and safe at the center of something which, seen from without, would look exactly like an Inner Ring. But the difference is that its secrecy is accidental, and its exclusiveness a by-product, and no one was led thither by the lure of the esoteric: for it is only four or five people who like one another meeting to do things that they like. This is friendship. Aristotle placed it among the virtues. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Policy quotes by Paul Krugman
#130. There is no economic policy. That's really important to say. The general modus operandi of the Bushies is that they don't make policies to deal with problems. They use problems to justify things they wanted to do anyway. So there is no policy to deal with the lack of jobs. There really isn't even a policy to deal with terrorism. It's all about how can we spin what's happening out there to do what we want to do. #Quote by Paul Krugman
Policy quotes by David Lat
#131. Have you ever had an experience where, had things turned out just a little bit differently, your entire life would have been transformed?

Like a Supreme Court clerkship, a Rhodes Scholarship gets mentioned in your obituary.

The door was open just a crack, in a way that seemed to say "I have an 'open door' policy, but I really don't want to be bothered."

Success didn't take you off the treadmill, but simply put you on a different treadmill, at a higher speed and with a steeper incline.

When we're young, overachieving, and unstoppable, we all think we're special. But as we grow older, we reach a more realistic understanding of our place in the world. It happens at different times for different people, but eventually we all come to terms with our own ordinariness. #Quote by David Lat
Policy quotes by Charles Koch
#132. All of our policies are based on whether it will make - enable people to improve their lives or it will make their lives worse. #Quote by Charles Koch
Policy quotes by Jamie Dimon
#133. Look, in any system, you want highly ethical people who really understand issues to form policies and make tough decisions. You need all the right people in the room. But there's a general view in Washington now by many politicians that if you ever were on this side, you're conflicted for being on that side. #Quote by Jamie Dimon
Policy quotes by William T. Vollmann
#134. We always see ourselves as constant, and others as less so, no matter what policy shifts we ourselves may have been guilty of. #Quote by William T. Vollmann
Policy quotes by George Brandis
#135. The great works belong to no one nation, no one cultural tradition even. They are universal. #Quote by George Brandis
Policy quotes by Brad Carson
#136. In the U.S. I think there are really two reasons we should pursue energy policy. One is climate change, and the second is this notion that the oil market is cartel-ized by people, some of whom are friendly, some of whom are not, some of whom are in a more ambivalent position to us. #Quote by Brad Carson
Policy quotes by Dave Ramsey
#137. Visa's Zero Liability policy covers all Visa credit - and debit-card transactions processed over the Visa network. Visa extends the same protections and benefits to its debit cards as it does to credit cards - including the ability for credit-card issuers to resolve merchant disputes on the cardholder's behalf if goods were defective or weren't received, you were overcharged, or for other reasons. #Quote by Dave Ramsey
Policy quotes by Nigel Hamilton
#138. Our only president who has died as U.S. commander in chief in war is Franklin Delano Roosevelt - who died of a cerebral hemorrhage or massive stroke on April 12, 1945, only three weeks before the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces he had laid down as implacable Allied policy two years before. #Quote by Nigel Hamilton
Policy quotes by Jason Fried
#139. Policies are organizational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again. They are collective punishment for the misdeeds of an individual. This is how bureaucracies are born. No one sets out to create a bureaucracy. They sneak up on companies slowly. They are created one policy - one scar - at a time. So don't scar on the first cut. Don't create a policy because one person did something wrong once. Policies are only meant for situations that come up over and over again. #Quote by Jason Fried
Policy quotes by Iqbal Quadir
#140. During the Cold War, the U.S. instituted a policy of sending money to governments in poor countries to buy their political loyalty. While studies show that sending aid to foreign governments creates allegiance, it does not lead to economic progress. #Quote by Iqbal Quadir
Policy quotes by Al Gore
#141. We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift. #Quote by Al Gore
Policy quotes by Patricia Highsmith
#142. Honesty, for me, is usually the worst policy imaginable. #Quote by Patricia Highsmith
Policy quotes by Ron Paul
#143. I think the policy makers like the idea of being the boss. I mean people who like to boss other people around like to go into politics so they can become the boss. #Quote by Ron Paul
Policy quotes by Thomas Paine
#144. As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Policy quotes by Paul Goodman
#145. No good has ever come from feeling guilty, neither intelligence, policy, nor compassion. The guilty do not pay attention to the object but only to themselves, and not even to their own interests, which might make sense, but to their anxieties. #Quote by Paul Goodman
Policy quotes by Edward Snowden
#146. We have the means and we have the technology to end mass surveillance without any legislative action at all, without any policy changes. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Policy quotes by John Le Carre
#147. I would say that since the war, our methods-out and those of the opposition-have become much the same. I mean you can't be less ruthless than the opposition simply because your government's 'policy' is benevolent, can you now? #Quote by John Le Carre
Policy quotes by Voltaire
#148. The policy of man consists, at first, in endeavoring to arrive at a state equal to that of animals, whom nature has furnished with food, clothing, and shelter. #Quote by Voltaire
Policy quotes by Tony Blair
#149. The problem is some of the populism on both the far left and the far right, it can make a Tweet but not make a policy. And, you know, when you are dealing with issues that are as important and serious as this, I understand why people search for simple solutions. #Quote by Tony Blair
Policy quotes by Matt Blaze
#150. From a policymaker's point of view, [the back door] must look like a perfect solution. "We'll hold onto a separate copy of the keys, and we'll try to keep them really, really safe so that only in an emergency and if it's authorized by a court will we bring out those keys and use them." And, from a policy point of view, when you describe it that way, who could be against that? #Quote by Matt Blaze
Policy quotes by Kevin Hearne
#151. Turns out that once you kill a god, people want to talk to you. Paranormal insurance salesmen with special "godslayer" term life policies. Charlatan's with "godproof" armor and extraplanar safe houses for rent. But most notably, other gods ... #Quote by Kevin Hearne
Policy quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#152. Inflation made it possible to divert the fury of the people to 'speculators' and 'profiteers'. Thus it proved itself an excellent psychological resource of the destructive and annihilist war policy. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Policy quotes by Eleftherios Venizelos
#153. The European policy is invariably the maintenance of the status quo, and you will do nothing for the subject races unless we, by taking initiative, make you realize that helping us against the Turks is the lesser of the evils. #Quote by Eleftherios Venizelos
Policy quotes by Andrew Carnegie
#154. There is no way of making a business successful that can vie with the policy of promoting those who render exceptional service. #Quote by Andrew Carnegie
Policy quotes by Leslie Marmon Silko
#155. The American public has difficulty believing ... [that] injustice continues to be inflicted upon Indian people because Americans assume that the sympathy and tolerance they feel toward Indians is somehow 'felt' or transferred to the government policy that deals with Indians. This is not the case. #Quote by Leslie Marmon Silko
Policy quotes by Michael Mandelbaum
#156. The American political system is so porous, it's so open, it's so frustrating for those who are trying to make policy. #Quote by Michael Mandelbaum
Policy quotes by Oliver DeMille
#157. No U.S. president can "fix" education, no law can systematize inspiration, and no amount of funding, policy or resources can structure passion. #Quote by Oliver DeMille
Policy quotes by Stephen L. Carter
#158. The very aspect of religions that many of their critics most fear - that the religiously devout, in the name of their faith, take positions that differ from approved state policy - is one of their strengths. #Quote by Stephen L. Carter
Policy quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#159. The progressive approach to policy which directly addresses the effects of white supremacy is simple - talk about class and hope no one notices. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Policy quotes by William J. Clinton
#160. I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Policy quotes by Josh Klinghoffer
#161. The Chili Peppers have a real strict two-week on/two-week off policy - aside from me, everybody has families. #Quote by Josh Klinghoffer
Policy quotes by Kimberly D. Acquaviva
#162. If your organization is not formally committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression or gender presentation in its employment practices, you should not expect lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, gender-nonconforming, queer, and/or questioning patients and families to feel safe seeking out your services. #Quote by Kimberly D. Acquaviva
Policy quotes by Robert Scheer
#163. For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest of the bunch I talked to - both the ones who made it and didn't. He had a great interest in policy. #Quote by Robert Scheer
Policy quotes by David K. Shipler
#164. Affairs of state tend to drive most presidents toward the center on both foreign and domestic policy, no matter where on the political spectrum they begin, and especially so in the areas of intelligence and law enforcement. #Quote by David K. Shipler
Policy quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#165. Library of the Works of Ludwig von Mises". Here is an article he wrote in 1951, some two years after his magnum opus Human Action appeared, where is lays out his case in a more popular form. The money sentences are "Economic theory has demonstrated in an irrefutable way that a prosperity created by an expansionist monetary and credit policy is illusory and must end in a slump, an economic crisis. It has happened again and again in the past, and it will happen in the future, too. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Policy quotes by Noam Chomsky
#166. Cyrus Scofield, a preacher from Dallas, Texas, was another link in the chain that connected missionary theology on both sides of the Atlantic. This violent priest produced an annotated, fundamentalist version of the Bible that was published by Oxford University Press in 1909. It was, in a way, the most explicit sketch of the three prongs that form the basis for U.S. policy today: the return of the Jews, the decline of Islam, and the rising fortunes of the United States as a world power. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Policy quotes by Charles De Gaulle
#167. No policy is worth anything outside of reality. #Quote by Charles De Gaulle
Policy quotes by Mariano Rajoy
#168. We have to change economic policy: create confidence, foster investment, cut the public deficit, restructure taxation and reform the labor laws. #Quote by Mariano Rajoy
Policy quotes by Yukimi Nagano
#169. One of my strict, strict rules is a no auto-tune policy. #Quote by Yukimi Nagano
Policy quotes by Bill Shorten
#170. If I am elected leader, my shadow opposition team will actively incorporate the policy contributions of all our members by instituting policy action committees as recommend by the 2010 National Review. #Quote by Bill Shorten
Policy quotes by David Brin
#171. All this talk of using tax policy to 'assess social costs' ... what a dumb idea. The only way to stop polluters is to put them against walls and shoot them. #Quote by David Brin
Policy quotes by Mark Winne
#172. As a 25 year director of a non-profit program I began to see the need to shift from only doing projects/programs to also doing policy work. #Quote by Mark Winne
Policy quotes by Dave Barry
#173. The president, apparently, was so totally unaware of where his foreign policy was that he had to appoint a distinguished commission to help him locate it, and when the commissioners called him in to testify, he told them, essentially, that he couldn't remember what it looked like. Now, if Richard Nixon had claimed something like that you would at least have had the comfort of knowing he was lying. You could trust Nixon that way. But with this president, you have this nagging feeling that he's telling the truth. #Quote by Dave Barry
Policy quotes by Noam Chomsky
#174. In my own professional work I have touched on a variety of different fields. I've done work in mathematical linguistics, for example, without any professional credentials in mathematics; in this subject I am completely self-taught, and not very well taught. But I've often been invited by universities to speak on mathematical linguistics at mathematics seminars and colloquia. No one has ever asked me whether I have the appropriate credentials to speak on these subjects; the mathematicians couldn't care less. What they want to know is what I have to say. No one has ever objected to my right to speak, asking whether I have a doctor's degree in mathematics, or whether I have taken advanced courses in the subject. That would never have entered their minds. They want to know whether I am right or wrong, whether the subject is interesting or not, whether better approaches are possible… the discussion dealt with the subject, not with my right to discuss it.
But on the other hand, in discussion or debate concerning social issues or American foreign policy…. The issue is constantly raised, often with considerable venom. I've repeatedly been challenged on grounds of credentials, or asked, what special training do I have that entitles you to speak on these matters. The assumption is that people like me, who are outsiders from a professional viewpoint, are not entitled to speak on such things.
Compare mathematics and the political sciences… it's quite striking. In mathematics, #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Policy quotes by Arnold Bennett
#175. ...the danger of developing a policy of rush, of being gradually more and more obsessed by what one has to do next. In this way one may come to exist as in a prison, and one's life may cease to be one's own. One may take the dog out for a walk at eight o'clock, and meditate the whole time on the fact that one must begin to read at a quarter to nine, and that one must not be late.
And the occasional deliberate breaking of one's programme will not help to mend matters. The evil springs not from persisting without elasticity in what one has attempted, but from originally attempting too much, from filling one's programme till it runs over. The only cure is to reconstitute the programme, and to attempt less. #Quote by Arnold Bennett
Policy quotes by Albert Camus
#176. By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. #Quote by Albert Camus
Policy quotes by Walter Isaacson
#177. Kissinger traces the balances made in foreign policy, including that of realism and idealism, from the times of Cardinal Richelieu through chapters on Theodore Roosevelt the realist and Woodrow Wilson the idealist. Kissinger, a European refugee who has read Metternich more avidly than Jefferson, is unabashedly in the realist camp. "No other nation," he wrote in Diplomacy, "has ever rested its claim to international leadership on its altruism." Other Americans might proclaim this as a point of pride; when Kissinger says it, his attitude seems that of an anthropologist examining a rather unsettling tribal ritual. The practice of basing policy on ideals rather than interests, he pointed out, can make a nation seem dangerously unpredictable. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Policy quotes by Brendan Fraser
#178. Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy. #Quote by Brendan Fraser
Policy quotes by Dennis Prager
#179. Enough generations of socialist policies have now passed for us to judge their effects. They are bleak. Socialism undermines the character of a nation and of its citizens. In simpler words, socialism makes people worse. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Policy quotes by Paul R. Ehrlich
#180. My first policy move would be to try to get a conversation going in the US about what people stand for and what we really want. Do we want to keep adding people to the world and to our country until we move to a battery-chicken kind of existence and then collapse? Or do we want to think hard about what really is valuable to us, and figure out how many people we can supply that to sustainably? #Quote by Paul R. Ehrlich
Policy quotes by Marie Gottschalk
#181. Many of the pathologies that run through the carceral state also run through American politics today. They include the unwarranted reverence for nonpartisanship at all costs, the uncritical acceptance of neoliberalism in all aspects of public policy, the stranglehold that economic and financial interests exert on politics and policy-making, the growing political and economic disenfranchisement of wide swaths of the population, and the gross limitations of oppositional strategies formed primarily around identity-based politics. #Quote by Marie Gottschalk
Policy quotes by Jeane Kirkpatrick
#182. The speed with which armies collapse, bureaucracies abdicate, and social structures dissolve once the autocrat is removed frequently surprises American Policy makers. #Quote by Jeane Kirkpatrick
Policy quotes by Patrick Cockburn
#183. US policy of recruiting Syrian "moderates" to fight both ISIS and Assad, Biden said that in Syria the US had found "that there was no moderate middle because the moderate middle are made up of shopkeepers, not soldiers." Seldom have the real forces at work in creating ISIS and the present crisis in Iraq and Syria been so accurately described. #Quote by Patrick Cockburn
Policy quotes by George W. Bush
#184. The Bob Jones policy on interracial dating, I mean I spoke out on interracial dating. I spoke against that. I spoke out against interracial dating. I support the policy of interracial dating. #Quote by George W. Bush
Policy quotes by Ezra Klein
#185. The news is supposed to be a mirror held up to the world, but the world is far too vast to fit in our mirror. The fundamental thing the media does all day, every day, is decide what to cover - decide, that is, what is newsworthy.

Here's the dilemma: to decide what to cover is to become the shaper of the news rather than a mirror held up to the news. It makes journalists actors rather than observers. It annihilates our fundamental conception of ourselves. And yet it's the most important decision we make. If we decide to give more coverage to Hillary Clinton's emails than to her policy proposals - which is what we did - then we make her emails more important to the public's understanding of her character and potential presidency than her policy proposals. In doing so, we shape not just the news but the election, and thus the country.

While I'm critical of the specific decision my industry made in that case, this problem is inescapable. The news media isn't just an actor in politics. It's arguably the most powerful actor in politics. It's the primary intermediary between what politicians do and what the public knows. The way we try to get around this is by conceptually outsourcing the decisions about what we cover to the idea of newsworthiness. If we simply cover what's newsworthy, then we're not the ones making those decisions - it's the neutral, external judgment of news worthiness that bears responsibility. The problem is that no one, anywhere, h #Quote by Ezra Klein
Policy quotes by James K. Morrow
#186. Our policy is impossible to justify on rational grounds, which is why we've started invoking national security and other shibboleths. #Quote by James K. Morrow
Policy quotes by Patrick J. Buchanan
#187. Asked how this affected "detente," Sir Alec said the Soviets move when they see an opportunity. They always have. Like a knife, they push ahead when they hit butter, and back away when they hit steel...Soviet policy seeks a "maximum of confusion and a minimum of commitment. #Quote by Patrick J. Buchanan
Policy quotes by Bill Hicks
#188. It's not that I disagreed with Bush's economic policy ... I believed he was a child of Satan here to destroy the planet ... #Quote by Bill Hicks
Policy quotes by Adlai Stevenson I
#189. Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy. #Quote by Adlai Stevenson I
Policy quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#190. Policy is driven by more than politics, however. It is equally driven by ideas. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Policy quotes by Julio Frenk
#191. Nowadays, a minister of health cannot consider his or her job done simply by looking at the health care system. It's not enough to have a health policy, you need healthy policies elsewhere. #Quote by Julio Frenk
Policy quotes by Jimmy Carter
#192. It's a terrible and tragic and counterproductive policy to avoid communicating with people who disagree with us. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Policy quotes by Eugene Jarecki
#193. The Tea Party is a group that rejects deep thinking, it rejects the very complex analysis that is involved in public policy, it rejects the kind of textured decision-making that Ronald Reagan prided himself on. #Quote by Eugene Jarecki
Policy quotes by Enoch Powell
#194. History is littered with the wars everybody knew could never happen. #Quote by Enoch Powell
Policy quotes by Wendell Berry
#195. Under the rule of the "free market" ideology, we have gone through two decades of an energy crisis without an effective energy policy. Because of an easy and thoughtless reliance on imported oil, we have no adequate policy for the conservation of gasoline and other petroleum products. We have no adequate policy for the development or use of other, less harmful forms of energy. We have no adequate system of public transportation. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Policy quotes by Michael Franti
#196. Collectively, we activists are essential to advancing U.S. policy to help empower marginalized people to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty for good. #Quote by Michael Franti
Policy quotes by John McCain
#197. I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. #Quote by John McCain
Policy quotes by Steven Pinker
#198. cademics and intellectuals are culture vultures. In a gathering of today's elite, it is perfectly acceptable to laugh that you barely passed Physics for Poets and Rocks for Jocks and have remained ignorant of science ever since, despite the obvious importance of scientific literacy to informed choices about personal health and public policy. But saying that you have never heard of James Joyce or that you tried listening to Mozart once but prefer Andrew Lloyd Webber is as shocking as blowing your nose on your sleeve or announcing that you employ children in your sweatshop, despite the obvious unimportance of your tastes in leisure-time activity to just about anything. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Policy quotes by Paolo Gentiloni
#199. But it could be that we, as early as spring, will need to embark on a new policy in order to save one of the cornerstones of European politics: personal freedom of movement. #Quote by Paolo Gentiloni
Policy quotes by Peter Pace
#200. I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe that the Armed Forces of the United States are well served by a saying through our policies that it's OK to be immoral in any way. #Quote by Peter Pace

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