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I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.
Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.
We have a close, unshakable bond between the United States and Israel, and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world, and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.
Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have.
We would very much like to see Iran take a position as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or threaten or scare its neighbors and others. But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going to keep working to try to come out with the right decision.
I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.
We can't go to people who have lost their job at GM and say, 'Oh, by the way, we are going to pay money to build a road here or inoculate children there,' unless we can demonstrate that it is in America's interest. I happen to think it is.
I am shocked at how much time I spend in the White House. I mean, you know, for people on the outside, the idea of going to the White House for a meeting must seem like the most important, serious, even glamorous kind of thing to do.
I certainly don't read coverage of me, I read what else is going on that I need to know about to do my job.
My feeling is if you're going to be a leader, you have to carefully assess where people are and where people want to go.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Nobody needs to cry for me. I'm going to be great.
I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke every last one of 'em.
If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.
Booker T. Washington
If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
China gets their oil from Libya. Why isn't China involved? They're going out spending billions of dollars a day on trying to take over the world economically. And we're spending billions and billions and billions of dollars on policing the world. Why isn't China involved with Libya? That - we don't get oil from Libya, China does.
Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn't the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.
You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
P. J. O'Rourke
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.
A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
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