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What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
God's revelation to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark.
Ezra Taft Benson
When writers don't know what to do with a character, they build up the supporting cast and universe to kind of hide that fact. After a while, you can no longer see the character for the underbrush. When that happens, you need to bring out the weed-whacker to clear some of that away so you can focus on the main character.
J. Michael Straczynski
It may take you months or even a few years to build up an adequate emergency savings fund. That's okay.
The more you build your life on principle and less on personality - yours or others - the straighter will be your course.
Edwin Louis Cole
For most of our history, no one dared to tell Americans, 'you don't build that.'
I try to find, celebrate and teach leaders how to build platforms that will inspire others.
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
The greenest home is the one you don't build. If you really want to save the Earth, move in with another family and share a house that's already built. Better yet, live in the forest and eat whatever the squirrels don't want.
Obama used to be a community organizer. He knows how to build communities.
I think what happened there was just the budget would be too big to build these sets because nothing really exists here in New York of that period; you have to build it all.
Having a Republican candidate speak at the NAACP convention is like trying to build a house starting at the roof. If you don't have a foundation, the roof isn't going to stand.
J. C. Watts
You go through those awkward, dorky, geeky stages, and growing up in the industry amplifies all that. Fortunately, I have a mother who encouraged me to build my confidence from within and embrace my imperfections.
As a kid, I was always building things. My father had a shop in the house, and we built things - we were kind of a project family. I started out as a painter, and then painting led to cinema, and in cinema, you get to build so many things, or help build them.
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.
Francis Ford Coppola
Every Israeli government since 1967, of left or right, has asserted that Jerusalem is Israel's capital and has allowed Israeli Jews to build there.
How do you think we build a future? I think we build it by investing in our kids and investing in education.
My dad was an assembly line worker at AC Spark Plug, which was a division of General Motors, and his job was to build and then inspect the little spark plugs as they came off the line.
Personally, I think it is possible to build a society that is moral on a nonreligious basis, but the jury is still out on that.
Frans de Waal
Progressives, in a way, are the new conservatives. We want to conserve what we fought to build.
We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today. Politics moves the pieces. Education changes the game.
Women fight for democracy and engage in the world. But they shouldn't try and be copying men and be masculine; they should anchor on the home and build on those fundamentals.
Most people don't think about plyometrics when they think about powerful strength. But I do lots of them to build mine.
My goal is to embrace the people, the 'natural resources' of Israel, and to build businesses with the creative Israelis.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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