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It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question.
I traveled over every part of the country;
I conversed with men of all opinions,
examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About

I have been further enlightened by the conversation
and correspondence of some illustrious Italians,
whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About

I fight fairly, and in good faith.
- Edmond About

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France,
I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the
plain truths contained in these pages.
- Edmond About

 

Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
- Edmond About

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

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Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
- John F. Kennedy

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

In the United States today, we have more than our share
of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
- Spiro T. Agnew

What are the implications of a China that may be on
nuclear parity with the United States?
- Charles Foster Bass

People taking photographs of their meals are not critics;
they are from the United States.
- Louis de Bernieres

In addition, it is very likely that United States action
in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities
for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities.
- Jim Gerlach

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States.
Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
- Cindy Sheehan

To be President of the United States,
sir, is to act as advocate for a blind,
venomous, and ungrateful client.
- John Updike

We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian
oil that is a security threat to the United States.
- Jay Inslee

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball.
There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't,
and they ain't eating.
- Dizzy Dean

In The States I would have no edge, no advantage at all.
- Nigel Dennis

There is no country in the world where it's as easy
to find venture capital in the stock market as the United States.
- Ron Chernow

The United States government can indict you on something,
and now you've got to prove your innocence.
And that's not the Constitution of the United States.
- Leonard Peltier

I strongly believe that a federal structure based on
administrative and geographic lines with strong powers
for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.
- Ahmed Chalabi

Ten of those Republican incumbents, all of whom voted
for the impeachment of President Clinton,
are from states that Bill Clinton carried.
- Robert Torricelli

I do not look upon these United States as a finished product.
We are still in the making.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The States still has the best audiences by far.
- Robin Trower

I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct,
and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States,
when properly questioned.
- Henry Laurens

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

The bottom line is, there have been a lot of nuts elected
to the United States Senate.
- Charles Grassley

My men and I have decided that our boss,
the president of the United States, is as tough as woodpecker lips.
- Charles A. Beckwith

If you make a treaty first with the United States and
settle the matter of the opium trade,
England cannot change this, though she should desire to do so.
- Townsend Harris

An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly
restricting egoism will perish.
- Erwin Schrodinger

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

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

Our modern states are preparing for war without even
knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler

Bill, The United States is not a company.
It is a country.
- Stewart Alsop

By the time of the United States Tricentennial,
there will be more government workers than there are workers.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples -
in particular the United States of America -
fought so that we Germans could live in liberty.
That we should never forget.
- Horst Koehler

At the Imperial Conference on December 1,
it was decided to make war against England and the United States.
- Hideki Tojo

I have lived in the United States for half of my life,
my entire adult life.
- Sheena Easton

My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived -
roaming the green,
rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska.
- Standing Bear

The independence of the United States is not only more
precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Europe and the U.K.
are yesterday's world.
Tomorrow is in the United States.
- R. W. Tiny Rowland

The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States,
all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty,
and Japan will be safe thereafter.
- Townsend Harris

States.
Of course, I'm speaking only from memory.
- Edgar Wilson Nye

What we are witnessing now is a clash of civilisations,
not just between states but within them.
- Pim Fortuyn

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be
there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.
I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
- Mary Harris Jones

I have to say that it's very few countries that are
willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act,
or make amends for its act, as the United States had one.
- Robert Matsui

Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years
from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981
to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras.
- John Negroponte

More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons,
so I had to come to the States, and the U.S.
government wouldn't give me a Green Card,
so I airily told her I'd write a book.
- Bernard Cornwell

We need the best education system in the United States.
The best system, not the most expensive.
- Bruce Brown

Guard units in the U.S.
are suffering severe equipment shortages which will
affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States,
such as Katrina.
- Ike Skelton

The diplomatic representatives of the United States
of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews.
- Julius Streicher

John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for
the United States that ever lived.
- Maureen O'Hara


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