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The history of exploration across nations and across time is not one where nations said, 'Let's explore because it's fun.' It was, 'Let's explore so that we can claim lands for our country, so that we can open up new trade routes; let's explore so we can become more powerful.'
Neil deGrasse Tyson
France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are 'made in America.'
Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder as opposed to the people they claim to represent. I cannot be bought.
A lot of people in television who've had successful shows claim the 'Roseanne' show as their starting place, and I'm really proud of that.
The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
Whether you like it or not, when you claim to be a Christian, the world takes note.
It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it.
The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true.
Neale Donald Walsch
I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.
To tell you the truth, I've never met anybody who can envision more than three dimensions. There are some who claim they can, and maybe they can; it's hard to say.
Nobody can legitimately claim to be a marine ecologist and conservationist while continuing to eat fish. It is the ultimate form of hypocrisy.
I don't claim any moral or ethical high ground, but I also have chosen not to run for public office. Shouldn't there be a higher standard of conduct for public officials?
I don't claim to know everything about parenting, but I do know parents do their children a disservice by constantly sugarcoating their shortcomings to protect their feelings.
I claim Dickens as a mentor. He's my teacher. He's one of my driving forces.
I claim the right to take a stand once in a while.
Some claim that computers will, by 2050, achieve human capabilities. Of course, in some respects they already have.
Many African people are smarter than me - kids who could have been better. I have no claim for genius.
I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
Skeptics question the validity of a particular claim by calling for evidence to prove or disprove it.
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
Because Lincoln is so closely identified with what it is to be American, everyone wants to claim him, to rewrite his story to satisfy their own particular needs. For my own people, it was important to imagine him as the Great Emancipator, the Moses who led us out of slavery.
Henry Louis Gates
Any simple claim that you need religion to be good is flat wrong.
Perhaps the most telling witness against the claim of accurate history for the Bible comes when we read the earliest narrative of the crucifixion found in Mark's gospel and discover that it is not based on eyewitness testimony at all.
John Shelby Spong
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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