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Elliot Richardson Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elliot Richardson

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It often seemed like we had become a nation where the
only heroes were rock singers and ball players and
that there were no large men of probity who could be
called upon for the task.
- Elliot Richardson

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must,
of course, be the individual.
The second concern is the truth.
- Elliot Richardson

I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence
that Watergate has created by opening up your administration
and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit.
- Elliot Richardson

I thought I was going to be killed.
The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given.
I learned to take each day, each mission,
as it came.
That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life.
I take each case, each job, as it comes.
- Elliot Richardson

 

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that
you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won,
not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
- Elliot Richardson

Though every legal task demands this skill,
it is especially important in the effort to frame public
policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments.
The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
- Elliot Richardson

The vice president had a bargaining asset,
however, that no ordinary person has:
He was next in line to the presidency.
I saw no chance that he would resign first,
then take his chances on trial, conviction,
and jail.
- Elliot Richardson

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This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that,
in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals
and misuse of power in our history as a nation,
scandal produced important reforms that served this
nation well for two decades.
- Elliot Richardson

For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its
own that the people can be required to serve.
For us the word is only a label for the arrangements
by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility
for things that concern us in common.
- Elliot Richardson

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

They've got him - credible witnesses,
documents, heaven knows what else.
In all my years as a prosecutor I have never seen such an open-and-shut case.
- Elliot Richardson

If there are flaws they are in ourselves,
and our task therefore must be one not of redesign
but of renewal and reaffirmation,
especially of the standards in which all of us believe.
- Elliot Richardson

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

The idea of being in the State Department was exciting.
On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics.
If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack.
- Elliot Richardson

The Watergate reforms did work well for many years,
and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have
real and major impact on the system today.
- Elliot Richardson

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
its full power or feels the strategic situation to
be such that it cannot do so,
it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
- Elliot Richardson

The experience of learning how to get straight to the
core of a problem proved to be of immense value later
when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large,
complex government departments.
- Elliot Richardson

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure,
but of futility.
The legislative process has become a cruel shell game
and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze,
inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
- Elliot Richardson

But tending machinery was one thing;
defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it,
and developing ways to measure how well the job was done -
this was something else again.
- Elliot Richardson

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

Square meals often make round people.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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