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Preventing Quotes

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We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure
consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves,
or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
- Bertrand Russell

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
- Maimonides

In this war - as in others - I am less interested in
honoring the dead than in preventing the dead.
- Butler Shaffer

 

Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing
the health of women and children,
preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion.
- Louise Slaughter

Could we have prevented in 100% certainty? I don't
think anything is that certain.
However, we would have had a very, very good chance for preventing it.
- Sibel Edmonds

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

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But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense,
a way of concealing motives and thoughts,
as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and
preventing communication.
- Abraham Maslow

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying
themselves with what is their own business.
- Paul Valery

Exercise is one of the best ways in preventing the
rapid growth of obesity in America.
- Lee Haney

Our enemy is by tradition our savior,
in preventing us from superficiality.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Preventing terrorist attacks is of the highest important,
but trashing the Constitution is not the right way to do it.
- Eliot Engel

This program has been successful in detecting and preventing
attacks inside the United States.
- Michael Hayden

So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious
armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities.
- Bulent Ecevit

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning,
one must stop the process before it starts.
- Leon Kass

I believe in preventing cruelty to all living beings in any form.
- Morarji Desai

If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America,
it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication.
- Richard Rosen

Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut.
Nobody's getting a tax cut here.
We're not cutting taxes.
We're preventing tax increases from occurring.
- Paul Ryan

If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for
preventing unintended pregnancies.
- Louise Slaughter

Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and
progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

In the Constitution of the American Republic there
was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division
of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule.
- Robert Welch

In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible
which aren't credible today,
especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out.
Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets.
- P. D. James

The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement
is preventative education.
If students and the public at large are more aware
of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand
and resist their recruitment efforts.
- Rick Ross

The problem is going to be finding the right words
and implementing it in a way that is really dealing
with people that are inciting and not preventing honest
discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous
political situation the world is in now.
- Clare Short

Al Qaeda operates by launching surprise attacks on
civilian targets with the goal of massive casualties.
Our only means for preventing future attacks,
which could use WMDs, is by acquiring information that
allows for pre-emptive action.
- John Yoo

Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose,
we need only add that this purpose -
or,
if there are several, at least one of them -
is not especially intent on preventing suffering,
whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it.
- Walter Kaufmann

And here a most heinous charge is made,
that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary
expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge
of our debts and the abolition of taxes.
- Robert Walpole

All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart
of all the inhibitions of the past.
And laughter and tears can do both.
Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you
and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy.
Once you have learned the art you will be immensely surprised.
- Osho

At the same time the Constitution sets in stone the
Stability Pact and risks preventing member States from
implementing a policy of growth.
So we are not able to do things at the European or the national level.
- Laurent Fabius

The Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act of 2005
is bipartisan legislation directing funding and promoting
education and research toward the goal of preventing,
treating and curing arthritis.
- Charles W. Pickering

In the 1990s, we introduced Boston's community policing strategy.
We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city,
and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
- Thomas Menino

For a long time many believed that there would be an
automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase
in the wages of the emerging nations,
on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption.
But this reassuring analysis is out of date.
- Laurent Fabius

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
- Aldous Huxley

At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent
each other from going mad.
- Will Champion

You don't concentrate on risks.
You concentrate on results.
No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
- Chuck Yeager

For ultimately, the only way to win wars,
is to prevent them occurring in the first place.
- Owen Arthur

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that
counts most in Government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
- Lord Melbourne

There are very many people who read simply to prevent
themselves from thinking.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true.
Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.
- Stan Freberg

Many Sunnis, who are still stuck in the Saddam era
mindset and believe Iraq belongs to them,
are trying to prevent a new country from developing at all.
- Brent Scowcroft

The only way I would go back to hosting would be if
it were something entirely new.
It would prevent me from wanting to host a standard-fare kind of talk show.
- Garry Shandling

This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell.
It isn't created to take you to heaven.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

I am responsible.
Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening,
I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable
misfortunes that darken life.
- Walter Anderson

Is this not the true romantic feeling;
not to desire to escape life,
but to prevent life from escaping you.
- Thomas Wolfe

Since September 11, the U.S.
has significantly improved its security to prevent another attack.
- Timothy Murphy

We can prevent Europe from becoming a spiritless machine that,
in the end, grinds to a halt.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,
but I could not.
The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves,
and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis

An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed
with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening
could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40.
- Matthew Lesko

No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the
wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time -
but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
- Charles E. Wilson

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering
how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure
or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

I am convinced that military action will not prevent
further acts of international terrorism against the United States.
- Barbara Lee

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

He who does not prevent a crime when he can,
encourages it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it;
he that fears not,
gives advantage to the danger.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm a Utilitarian, so I don't see the rule against lying as absolute;
it's always subject to some overriding utility which
may prevent its exercise.
- Peter Singer

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;
and a University training is the one best adapted to
prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

The establishment of a National Methamphetamine Prevention
Week will significantly increase awareness of meth
and educate the public on effective ways to help prevent its use.
- Ron Lewis


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