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American attorney 1934-
Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.
English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
American politician and author 1936-
A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are ''shaggy dog'' stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
I've known Hillary Clinton for a long time. She's trustworthy. She's ready from Day One to assume the office of presidency in the United States. She's qualified and she's ready as compared to, I think, Donald Trump, who has shown his recklessness, and dangerous statements that he's made.
American businessman and politician 1954-
Iran continues to explicitly threaten to destroy the state of Israel, America's most important ally in the region. Its leaders continue to shout, 'Death to America.' If Iran wants to be a part of the world community, it should renounce such statements.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
Our psychology is... a science of mere phenomena without any metaphysical implications. Treats all metaphysical claims and assertions as mental phenomena, and regards them as statements about the mind and its structure.Source: Psychology and Religion: West and East (1958)
The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of the missionary compound, Government station, or planter's bungalow, where, armed with pencil and notebook and at times with a whisky and soda, he has been accustomed to collect statements from informants.... He must go out into the villages, and see the natives at work in gardens, on the beach, in the jungle; he must sail with them to distant sandbanks and to foreign tribes.Source: Myth in Primitive Psychology (1926)
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
John B. S. Haldane
British scientist, writer 1892-1964
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
American politician 1944-
There is no longer time for statements like 'if only' or 'we can't.' We must and we will succeed. The only question now is how and when. I believe the time is now.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
When we talk in company we lose our unique tone of voice, and this leads us to make statements which is no way correspond to our real thoughts.
English writer 1930-2012
Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.
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