Policy Quotes

Private and public life are subject to the same rules-- truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better then policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.

Robert E. Lee

I've got a firm policy on gun control; If there''s a gun around, I want to be the one controlling it

Clint Eastwood

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

George Carlin

“Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men.”

Herbert Clark Hoover

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

Steve Landesberg

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home

William Ewart Gladstone

The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing.

Daniel Okrent

It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy

Lyndon Baines Johnson

What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts

Thomas Sowell

The Convention is not only a visionary document. We are reminded daily that it is an agreement that works and its utility can be seen in the everyday use to which I have seen it increasingly being put by country after country, in policy, in practice and in law.

Carol Bellamy

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue

Richard M. Nixon

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

Edmund Burke

From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.

Eamon de Valera

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

Thomas Merton

Climate change is so big that people who study it.. and many do.. need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers, they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers.. governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science.

Peter Garrett

The guidance recognizes that race and ethnicity may properly play a role in terrorist identification and suppression, but only under narrow circumstances permitted by our nation's laws and the Constitution of the United States, ... The policy guidance emphasizes that even in the national security context, reliance on mere generalized racial or ethnic stereotypes remains forbidden.

Ralph Boyd

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.

Donald Rumsfeld

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

Richard M. Nixon

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.

James Buchanan

The American people are not anti-immigrant. We are concerned about the lack of coherence in our immigration policy and enforcement.

Chris Cannon

All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian

Pat Paulsen

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.

Joe Biden

History will judge the invasion of Iraq one of the greatest foreign policy misadventures of all time.

Senator John Kerry

Your weblog is your playground. Keep it fun for yourself. Pretend that your audience thinks you are the most fascinating person alive, and use whatever tools you have to let them know exactly what you think about current foreign policy, your favorite brand of tofu, or your new haircut.

Rebecca Blood

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