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Alcee Hastings Quotes and Sayings
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The Middle East is literally going up in flames,
as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved,
and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
- Alcee Hastings

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor.
I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom,
as well as the separation of church and state.
- Alcee Hastings

The world is better because of Coretta Scott King.
She affected countless lives and her voice will be deeply missed,
especially by those who carry on her incredible undertaking.
- Alcee Hastings

 

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims,
Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions
believe in values like peace,
respect, tolerance and dignity.
These are values that bring people together and enable
us to build responsible and solid communities.
- Alcee Hastings

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

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Given the fact that most religions share basic values,
it is most unfortunate that religious people can be
played off against each other so easily.
One possible reason for this may be that people do
not know enough about other people's beliefs.
- Alcee Hastings

Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made
a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide
by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention
and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
- Alcee Hastings

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt
the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups,
the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle
in their effort to peacefully coexist.
- Alcee Hastings

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions
of this world are suffering from the effects of armed
conflicts with religious aspects.
I believe that the differences of faith are not the
real reason for these conflicts.
- Alcee Hastings

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders,
and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit,
to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way,
and to focus on their common grounds.
- Alcee Hastings

I find it difficult to believe that God would want
us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land,
albeit with the divergent opinions.
I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the
dynamics of the Federal judiciary.
- Alcee Hastings

The actions of the terrorist organizations,
Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza,
against Israel are unconscionable.
Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations
have chosen to perpetuate the violence.
- Alcee Hastings

Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders,
murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages
and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli
civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal.
- Alcee Hastings

If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years,
three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan,
the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan
and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.
- Alcee Hastings

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric,
if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites,
and hard work instead of horse trading,
I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer,
at the accomplishments of this Congress.
- Alcee Hastings

Today, the Federal minimum wage purchases less than
it has at any point in the last 50 years.
Let me repeat: The Federal minimum wage purchases less
than it has at any point in the last 50 years.
- Alcee Hastings

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

I got canceled in the middle of making the pilot.
- Harvey Korman

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road.
They get run down.
- Aneurin Bevan

Several experts on the Middle East concur that the
Middle East cannot be democratized.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

We were talking about how old quarterbacks can't throw before 10 am...
Practice starts too early for us.
Wake me up in the middle of the night and I can throw.
I can throw anytime.
- Dan Marino

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class,
but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole,
and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole
with George Bush's shovel.
- Rahm Emanuel

We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is
free of strife and violence,
living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or
the dangers of weapons of mass destruction.
- Hosni Mubarak

Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age,
and old men's nurses.
- Francis Bacon

The thing should have plot and character,
beginning, middle and end.
Arouse pity and then have a catharsis.
Those were the best principles I was ever taught.
- Anne Rice

One marvels why the middle classes still insist on
so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
- E. M. Forster

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle
class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs,
and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
- Newt Gingrich

So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days,
but we cannot ignore East Asia.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I'll never forget anything about Middle Earth.
That's part of my memory now so I won't miss anything.
- David Wenham

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region
because I believe that every society on earth can be
free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East,
there can be peace.
- Natan Sharansky

You never have to change anything you got up in the
middle of the night to write.
- Saul Bellow

Our music, you either get it or you don't.
There's no middle ground.
- Dustin Diamond

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture,
as the little creep through, the great break through,
and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
- William Shenstone

The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people,
health care, middle-class concerns.
We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
- Tim McGraw

There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
- Nathan Lane

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't
huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness
as much as there used to be.
I tend to walk a middle ground.
- Paula Cole

I never liked the name Eldred.
Since nobody knew me in New York, I just changed to my middle name.
- Gregory Peck

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage,
in about the middle of the afternoon,
we came upon a second sealed doorway,
which was almost the exact replica of the first.
- Howard Carter

There are three periods in life: youth,
middle age and "how well you look".
- Nelson Rockefeller

I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages
young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Morally, the world is both better and worse than it was.
We are worse off than in the middle ages,
or the 17th and 18th centuries, in that we have the atomic menace.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I hate most of what constitutes rock music,
which is basically middle-aged crap.
- Sting

I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning,
a middle and an end.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think punk rock, especially for me,
was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
- Mike Watt

The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny.
It was in the middle of the depression,
you know.
I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time.
- Ben Shahn

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no
criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank.
I acted out of personal desperation.
- Aldrich Ames

I'm either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym.
There's no middle ground.
- Dave Navarro

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey
and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom.
We have an opportunity - and an obligation -
to help them turn this desire into reality.
- Condoleezza Rice


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