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The Negro was a political football between his former slave master and Northern political adventurers. The economic basis of this contest was the power to tax, to float bonds, to award franchise: in short, to gain control over the financial resources of the newly organized States.~A. Philip Randolph

Power Football Political

Acting is a business and a political act and a craft, but I also feel like it's a service - specifically, for a military audience.~Adam Driver

Business Service Political

I have no political ax to grind; I just find it absurd that huge billion-dollar corporations can take over elections. I just find it insane that, for instance, we give tax breaks to people like myself making millions of dollars, while there're no tax breaks for working people. That, to me, is not a political issue, that's a life issue.~Adam McKay

Life Myself Political

But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.~Adam Weishaupt

Political Leave Domination

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.~Adlai E. Stevenson

Winning Political Win

If you're going to have any kind of political opposition in the 21st century, then it has to be as fundamentally liquid as the rapidly changing society we're living in.~Alan Moore

Society Political Living

Your political views really denote your spiritual views.~Alanis Morissette

Spiritual Political Views

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.~Alec Baldwin

Political People Acting

The act of eating is very political. You buy from the right people, you support the right network of farmers and suppliers who care about the land and what they put in the food.~Alice Waters

Food Support Political

Both conservatives and liberals watch 'Parks and Recreation,' and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. 'SNL' was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you're talking about.~Amy Poehler

Humor Cool Political

Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.~Andrea Dworkin

Political Discrimination

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.~Andrea Dworkin

Women Political Feminism

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.~Andrew Johnson

Man Men Political

What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before.~Angela Davis

Today Political People

The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.~Angela Davis

Work Time Political

The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.~Ann Coulter

Political Gun Control

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.~Ann Coulter

Today Political America

I'd love to be the political voice of my generation, but that's not my gift.~Anita Baker

Love Political Generation

Critics have a responsibility to put things in a cultural and sociological or political context. That is important.~Annette Bening

Responsibility Political

Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Political Human Strive

There's nothing in the First Amendment that even remotely talks about spending money for political contests, and to say that an individual can spend as much of his or her own money as he or she wants constitutionally without any limitation, I think is just absurd.~Arlen Specter

Money Political Nothing

Some writers like to boil down headlines of liberal newspapers into fiction, so they say there shouldn't be communal riots, everybody should love each other, there shouldn't be boundaries or fundamentalism. But I think literature is more than that; these are political views which most of us hold anyway.~Arundhati Roy

Love Political Literature

I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it.~Arundhati Roy

Time I Am Political

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.~Aung San Suu Kyi

Life Struggle Political

Muslim leaders should ask themselves what exactly their relationship is to a political movement that encourages young men to kill and maim on religious grounds.~Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Relationship Men Political

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).~Ayn Rand

Political Earth Oppression

Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.~A. J. Liebling

Travel Time Political

Growing up in Egypt, I never saw the country as divided as it is today. We now have two main political groupings: the Islamist parties and the civil, or liberal, political parties.~Ahmed Zewail

Today Political Growing Up

The partnership between the United States and Egypt is crucial to both countries, and it can't be predicated on political manipulation and threats of withholding aid.~Ahmed Zewail

Political Partnership

Everywhere in the world there are tensions - economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate.~Alain Ducasse

World Political Chocolate

Today it is evident that we have two political parties: the Tax and Spenders and the No-Tax and Spenders. Neither party is fiscally conservative. Is there no room at the inn for an honest conservative? A conservative who makes the case for smaller government on its merits and not just as the fallback option when fiscal bankruptcy threatens?~Alex Tabarrok

Today Political Government

Please don't begin to believe that the American political establishment is anything but a corrupt puppet of oligarchy.~Alex Pareene

Political American Believe

Modern political speechwriting is not a high-minded pursuit for brilliant talents.~Alex Pareene

Political Brilliant Modern

I'm not preaching about things you should do, I'm not political or anything. I'm probably not the best role model.~Alexa Chung

Best Political Role Model

It always seemed to be a constant that my parents were political.~Alexei Sayle

Parents Political Always

As a writer, I have readers who will have a range of political views. I don't think they look to me for political guidance.~Alexander McCall Smith

Political Me Look

I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong.~Alfred Russel Wallace

Great Political Evil

Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always been a working woman. She is a lawyer turned hospital administrator turned political right hand. It is a unique resume.~Andre Leon Talley

Woman Political Unique

Political correctness - the rigging of politics using different rules for different groups, and buttressed by the media - ensures that Democrats always have the upper hand.~Andrew Breitbart

Politics Political Media

I am the political psychiatrist to the stars.~Andrew Breitbart

Stars I Am Political

Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change... that's a whole political debate that I don't want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.~Andrew Cuomo

Change Weather Political

Unfortunately, I think it's very difficult to separate policy from politics. In a perfect world, in some instances, you probably would want to. In other instances, you'd probably say that the political element is important because it should, in a perfect world, match what the stakeholders need or want, or what the public is after.~Andrew Ross Sorkin

Politics World Political

It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.~Anthony Trollope

Honesty Man Political

We could have a political movement going if it had been properly organized but the Monarchy's done itself enormous damage possibly beyond the point of long-term recovery.~Anthony Holden

Political Done Beyond

Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.~Anthony Fauci

Political Challenges

In the political context fair means somebody that will vote for the unions or for the business. It can't mean that in the judicial context or we're in real trouble.~Anthony Kennedy

Business Political Real

America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.~Arianna Huffington

Trust Political Democracy

When political correctness first started coming around, it ruined Andrew Dice Clay and Eddie Murphy's stand-up career. Sam Kinison died at just the right time, 'cause no one was going to tolerate what he was saying anymore either.~Artie Lange

Time Political Career

The Tour de France would make a great movie. Drugs, corruption, political chicanery, guys risking their lives - everything you need for a great sports drama.~Asif Kapadia

Sports Great Political

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.~A. J. P. Taylor

War Political Reason

America has not produced a more salient political musician than Gil Scott-Heron.~Adam Mansbach

Political America Musician

In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.~Albert Bushnell Hart

Time Men Political

One of the strongest and most persistent elements in national development has been that inheritance of political traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.~Albert Bushnell Hart

Political Development New

The young people I know judge leaders by their deeds and abhor hypocrisy. Inconsistency and point-scoring do not win respect. It's not easy to be engaged in political debate when it is reduced to performers trying to outdo each other. Actions from leaders must mirror the values they claim to espouse.~Alexandra Adornetto

Respect Mirror Political

The problem of a rising population destroying more than four tons of soil for every human already alive needs to find its way into corporate board rooms if we are to enjoy future financial, economic and political stability.~Allan Savory

Future Political Enjoy

In a true democracy is the cure for most of our social and political ills, but a few of them must remain to keep us going.~Ameen Rihani

Political Democracy True

I wrote The Same Sea not as a political allegory about Israelis and Palestinians. I wrote it about something much more gutsy and immediate. I wrote it as a piece of chamber music.~Amos Oz

Music Sea Political

Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself.~Andres Serrano

Political Color Born

I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion.~Andrew Greeley

Religion Political Problem

We know, in Wales or in England - you simply can't trust Labour on the NHS. In England, we are delivering for patients while Labour just use the NHS as a political football. We won't let them; we'll always fight for the NHS.~Andrew Lansley

Trust Football Political

I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves.~Andrew O'Hagan

Team Political Nothing

In Britain, the great hidden secret of talking animals and children's literature is how political it was in its bones, beneath the obvious cuteness.~Andrew O'Hagan

Children Great Political

When I was very young, I thought the theatre was a place where higher beings went about their celestial business, as if they knew nothing of ordinary life and its political mysteries.~Andrew O'Hagan

Life Business Political

We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena.~Anna Lindh

Political Security Council

In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure.~Anna Lindh

Peace Political Important

If I do something that depresses, it's not because I'm depressed, but because political life and history is depressing.~Anselm Kiefer

Life History Political

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.~Antonio Tabucchi

Political Doubt Perfect

Counter-knowledge covers the propagation of false legends and conspiracy theories often used for political purposes or fundamentalist religious propaganda.~Antony Beevor

Political Propaganda

I am a straight talker. I am not politically correct or diplomatic.~Anurag Kashyap

I Am Politically Correct

Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?~Auguste Comte

Men Philosophy Political

The word 'right' should be excluded from political language, as the word 'cause' from the language of philosophy.~Auguste Comte

Philosophy Political

When I began my political career, I identified with Malcolm X.~Ayman Odeh

Political Career Began

There can't be real peace without improving the integration of Arab society and making it part of the political game.~Ayman Odeh

Peace Society Political

We need to save the education system. We need to remove education from the framework of the political parties that rule in the State of Israel. We need to increase the allocation of long-term national resources to education and never touch them - no matter what.~Aaron Ciechanover

Education Political Matter

The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness.~Adam Michnik

Spring Freedom Political

I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments in a religiously ideological way. And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the American nation those who think differently.~Adam Michnik

Political American Treat

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity.~Adrian Cronauer

Political Unity View

The political parties have lost their loyalties.~Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Political Lost Loyalties

The understanding that the political and intellectual class of the United States has of Mexico is a country whose position is that of a back yard.~Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Political Understanding

Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.~Al-Waleed bin Talal

Family Strong Political

I don't care what political party is controlling China right now. All I know is we are all Chinese.~Alex Chiu

Political Care Party

Of course, my own political beliefs inform the ideas I come up with.~Alison Jackson

Political Ideas My Own

It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.~Aly Khan

Political Islam Principles

In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.~Anatoly Chubais

Time Influence Political

The red directors were one of the main political forces. Another force was the former Soviet ministers who lost everything because of the transformation of the Soviet Union to Russia.~Anatoly Chubais

Political Lost Red

When men organize themselves into groups, and they make rules based on common or self-interest, it's always tangled and political.~Andrew Dominik

Men Political Rules

I think that people have to reward those individuals who are prepared to work across the political aisle. I don't see any other way; if you don't talk to people with whom you disagree, you're never going to solve problems.~Angus King

Work Political People

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues - political issues, gender issues - that people need to be educated about.~Anita Hill

End Political People

Obviously when it comes to the question of telling stories about other people's lives in a situation as political as South Africa, you get to be political.~Athol Fugard

Political People You

I think it is important for readers to know that it is possible to bring intellectualism and idealism to the White House and still be political enough to advance an agenda.~A. Scott Berg

Political Important White

People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think.~Adam Arkin

Political People Think

Obviously, 'Homeland' is not just a spy thriller. It's more than that, but 'Tyrant' will be a bit more of a palace drama. It'll be about the families, but there will be political intrigue as well.~Adam Rayner

Political Spy Drama

The people have already determined Chechnya's status at the referendum - it is a unit of the Russian Federation. Its political status is not to be discussed any more.~Akhmad Kadyrov

Political People Status

Nobody wants a political prisoner, but a political emigrant is no problem.~Alexei Navalny

Political Problem Nobody

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.~Alexei Navalny

Men Sympathy Political

Turkey is going through an incredible economic, political and social transformation. What is most important is that Turkey has been the owner of this transformation. Ownership has been the key to success.~Ali Babacan

Success Political

Fidel Castro's most scandalous show trial was not mounted against a political figure but against a writer: Heberto Padilla. In 1971, after 38 days of detention, Mr. Padilla was forced to 'confess' at the Cuban writers' union to the charges of 'subversive activities.'~Alvaro Enrigue

Political Most Cuban

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.~Alva Myrdal

Strong Men Political

How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?~Andrew Sullivan

Religion Political You

The Republicans here in Concord and down in Washington D.C. would have us believe that the War on Women is a phony war. Michele Bachmann and Fox News would have us believe that the whole thing is 'political fiction.'~Ann McLane Kuster

Women War Political

When I was growing up in the south Indian city of Madras, there were only two political parties that mattered; one was run by a former matinee idol, and the other was run by his former screenwriter.~Aravind Adiga

Political Growing Up City

An honest politician has no goodies to toss around. This limits his effectiveness profoundly, because political power in India is dispersed throughout a multi-tiered federal structure; a local official who has not been paid off can sometimes stop a billion-dollar project.~Aravind Adiga

Power Political Limits

I'm a mammal at the end. I breathe out and breathe in and eat. At the end, when we go to sleep, nobody lives this political definition. It's something we connect by and we try to understand each other by, but at the end, we know that this is not who we are.~Ashraf Barhom

Sleep End Political

On the international political landscape, there is better understanding of Pakistan's political economic and strategic issues. We aspire to promote peace and harmony with the region.~Asif Ali Zardari

Peace Political Better

Political disagreements have the colour and fragrance that normally is seen and felt in a political bouquet, while remaining united on one issue that democracy is the future of Pakistan.~Asif Ali Zardari

Future Political Democracy

I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work.~Austan Goolsbee

Work Business Political

If we don't re-charge the American Brand, all future challenges - economic, social and political - are destined to be driven to the brink, further jeopardizing the strength and competitiveness of our country and its citizens.~Alan Siegel

Strength Future Political

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

Focus World Political

I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone. There has to be something in there now to establish confidence, to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some sort of political negotiations.~Alex Morrison

Confidence Political Think

Our talks in Paris tackled economic, democratic, security and political issues; we talked on means for combating terrorism, in addition to latest regional and international developments of mutual interest, especially those in region.~Ali Abdullah Saleh

Political Security Paris

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.~Allan Bloom

Political Seriously

The Archivist of the United States essentially works for the American people across partisan lines and not, regardless of which Administration nominates the person, for a particular President or political party.~Allen Weinstein

Political People American

I continue to write songs that are topically related to social, political and economic issues of our time, but I also recognize that onstage, I have a lot of fun and audiences have a lot of fun, so I'm trying to package the messages in music and sounds that are fun to perform and fun to listen to.~Aloe Blacc

Music Time Political

I am not entering politics to be another Knesset member. If I enter the political arena I want to be prime minister. Period.~Ami Ayalon

Politics I Am Political

The Labor Party is a body that does not seek political life, and does not fight for its life.~Ami Ayalon

Life Political Fight

Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative.~Aminatta Forna

Political Story Personal

A military base in a country like Afghanistan is also a web of relationships, a hub for the local economy, and a key player in the political ecosystem.~Anand Gopal

Political Military Key

The Americans provide still more advanced military assets and equipment; the Europeans are lagging behind. And eventually it will be difficult to co-operate even if you had the political will to co-operate because of the technological gap.~Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Political Military You

I am not a political person, so I cannot comment on politics.~Andrew Tan

Politics I Am Political

Unions should not be lapdogs to a political party, they should be watchdogs for their members' interests.~Andy Stern

Political Party Should

'Bamboozled' is the grassroots that will enlighten Americans from all backgrounds and political affiliations to the true history of the Democrat party and the facts about what liberal policies have done to our nation and communities of color.~Angela McGlowan

History Political Color

I'm in the perfect position. It's a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.~Angela Ruggiero

Sports World Political

We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.~Anita Borg

History Political Impact

I try to do stories that make a difference - stories that affect the way people think, stories that people need to hear - and usually what drives me is to do stories about people who have no voice, people who have no political power, people who are overlooked by society.~Ann Curry

Power Society Political

Families in Illinois don't want lies and political mudslinging.~Ann Callis

Political Want Illinois

My work is not directly about the social or political.~A. Balasubramaniam

Work Political Social

I have reaffirmed my political will to work towards national unity.~Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Work Political Unity

Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.~Adnan Pachachi

Political Rise Rise Above

I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.~Adnan Pachachi

Confidence Political

If the security forces continue to be dominated as they are now by political groups or sects, then the people won't trust in them - and the result will be civil war or fragmentation of the country.~Adnan Pachachi

War Trust Political

I can't be a spokesman for anything other than my own concerns. I have to be free to wrestle with my own preoccupations, and if I'm bringing any political awareness to that process, that mitigates my freedom.~Ayad Akhtar

Freedom Political Free

I'm a storyteller. I feel like the issue of discourse is an important one because there's a lot of political and ideological discourse that goes around, and we relate to that on an intellectual level.~Ayad Akhtar

Political Important Feel

I don't think there's any one definition, but to do effective political work you have to have vision and practicality, and learn how to persuade people that what you feel needs to be done does need to be done.~Alan Cranston

Work Vision Political

Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.~Alexander Mackenzie

Political Action Logic

Syriza is what it is: a radical, left-wing party that feels the pulse of the times, knows what's at stake, and is after a wide consensus and unity for political change in Greece. This is something that departs from the narrow limits of the radical left.~Alexis Tsipras

Change Political Unity

The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.~Ali Khamenei

Political Corruption Stand

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.~Ali Khamenei

Changes Political Find

It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards.~Alice Rivlin

Job Political Remember

All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won't die anymore; I'm not sure how much we will be able to win, but I'm certain that we won't loose anything that we have now.~Alija Izetbegovic

Struggle Political People

I'm sure I'll be doing something of social or political worth the rest of my life.~Amy Carter

Life Political My Life

The solution to voters potentially being misled by a judicial candidate's political speech is more speech - not government censorship.~Amul Thapar

Political Government

Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society.~Andrei Sakharov

Society Political Opening

I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike.~Anne Northup

Perspective Political

But I am sure also that from a political point of view, and from a social point of view the federal link, without infringing the sovereignty of any of the nations which might take part in such as association, could be beneficial.~Aristide Briand

I Am Political View

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.~Arthur Hugh Clough

Service Equality Political

You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament.~Arthur Scargill

May Political Party

It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya.~Aslan Maskhadov

Time Political Fight

I never thought that I could reach such a high political position. But I have always been ready to serve my country.~Atifete Jahjaga

Political Thought High