Spencer Abraham quotes

  • By balancing the needs of families and employers, and by extending a safe haven to those fleeing persecution, our immigration policy serves its historic purpose. Freedom and opportunity is the cornerstone of American society, and immigrants continue to embody that freedom.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #Safe Haven #Opportunity #Needs

  • The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. Theyve changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #Memories #Issues #Challenges

  • I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #May #Might #Hearing

  • Sometimes we pay too much attention in Washington to public relations, as opposed to the substance.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #Attention #Substance #Pay

  • Putting the budget ahead of the policy is the wrong way to do it. It's too often the way it's done in Washington.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #Done #Way #Policy

  • Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #Thinking #Years #Doubt

  • The ideal ratio is one computer to every five students; we are nowhere close to that percentage in a lot of schools in America.
    -- Spencer Abraham

    #School #America #Ratios

  • I have the authority to address the threat from Isil, but I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together. So I welcome congressional support for this effort in order to show the world that Americans are united in confronting this danger.

  • Because of you, in Afghanistan we've broken the momentum of the Taliban. Because of you, we've begun a transition to the Afghans that will allow us to bring our troops home from there. And around the globe, as we draw down in Iraq, we have gone after al Qaeda so that terrorists who threaten America will have no safe haven, and Osama bin Laden will never again walk the face of this Earth.

  • The wall, safe haven for what is forbidden, gives a voice to all those who would, without it, be condemned to silence

  • We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations.

  • Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.

  • I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I've been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.

  • Cinema gives you the opportunity to be both a grandparent and a grandchild whereas in life you cannot be both at the same time.

  • Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.

  • I cannot bear not to know the end of a tale. I will read the most trivial things – once commenced – only out of a feverish greed to be able to swallow the ending – sweet or sour – and to be done with what I need never have embarked on. Are you in my case? Or are you a more discriminating reader? Do you lay aside the unprofitable?

  • I need to listen to chill music when I'm driving. It prevents road rage.

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