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"In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office." - Richard V Allen

"I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills." - Lesley Stahl

"The insolence of office." - William Shakespeare

"It is statesmanlike for the administration and Congress to look to our nation's welfare beyond their terms in office." - Nick Clooney

"I have a great office." - R L Stine

"Accuse American businessmen of being responsible for radicalism and they would indignantly deny the accusation. Yet, in one fundamental sense, they are responsible. They are responsible in the sense that they have utterly neglected to take part in the work and the organization which precede the choosing of candidates for political office. Local political organizations all over the land are conducted and controlled, as a rule, by politicians.... Businessmen have shirked such responsibilities, leaving an untrammeled field to others less capable of carrying on the administration of government." - B C Forbes

"Some information has to remain in the privy of the office of the Prime Minister and the ministers for the proper administration of government." - Jean Chretien

"As for meetings, I think the President-elect [Donald Trump] should be given an opportunity to first form his administration and assume office. Meetings will come next." - Vladimir Putin

"If you've got a brand new administration coming into office you want to have, at the very least, a national security team in place on day one." - Mitch Mcconnell

"Remember that sign they hung up in an EPA office during the Reagan administration, No good deed goes unpunished? Under George Bush, no good science goes unpunished." - David Helvarg

"Remember that sign they hung up in an EPA office during the Reagan administration, "No good deed goes unpunished"? Under George Bush, no good science goes unpunished." - David Helvarg

"On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent." - Bob Barr

"In less than a year, the Bush administration will strut out of office, leaving the country in roughly the same condition a toddler leaves a diaper." - Graydon Carter

"Bush made a point of emphasizing to me that unlike his father's administration, his was one of significant "walk-in access" to the Oval Office." - Robert Draper

"An office is a machine for dying." - Steve Aylett

"The Foreign Office knows no secrets." - A J P Taylor

"There are no office hours for champions." - Paul Dietzel

"Public office is a public trust." - Daniel S. Lamont

"Power always works from the corner office." - Lois Wyse

"I've never been driven by box office." - Charlize Theron

"The presidency is not an office job." - Jakaya Kikwete

"In a democracy, the most important office is the office of citizen" - Louis D Brandeis

"From 4 to 6 percent of the presidential office is not in administration but in morals, politics, and spiritual leadership . He has to guide a people in the greatest adventure ever undertaken on the planet." - William Allen White

"C'mon kids! Wake up and smell the CO2! Take over your administration building, occupy your university president's office, or storm in on the next meeting of your college's board of trustees until they agree to make your school carbon neutral." - Thomas Friedman

"If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it." - Christopher Gadsden

"It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam." - Edward Kennedy

"Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country." - Ambrose Bierce

"Ever since taking office, the Obama administration has sought to accommodate Islamist demands that freedom of expression be curbed, lest it offend Muslims and stoke violence. For example, in 2009, the administration co-sponsored a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution along those lines." - Frank Gaffney

"The habit of using ardent spirits by men in office has occasioned more injury to the public, and more trouble to me, than all other causes. Were I to commence my administration again, the first question I would ask respecting a candidate for office would be, Does he use ardent spirits?" - Thomas Jefferson

"That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my administration-and it was on the first day of it, too-was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backways." - Mark Twain

"My father, Ronald Reagan, held the presidency in such honor and reverence that he was never in the Oval Office without a coat and tie. Bill Clinton has such disrespect for the presidency that he was often in the Oval Office without his pants. Behold the leader of 'the most ethical administration in history'." - Michael Reagan

"The new political gospel: public office is private graft." - Mark Twain

"All office workers are afraid of being late for work." - Stefan Zweig

"The party out of office becomes the articulate one." - Mason Cooley

"Dictatorships don't always die when the dictator leaves office" - Mohamed Nasheed

"When you're rich, you want a Republican in office." - Jenna Jameson

"Republicans can't run for office without the support of business." - Tucker Carlson

"I wish I had spent more time at the office." - Paul Tsongas

"The office of liberality consisteth in giving with judgment." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"There has to be life after the Charlotte Mayors office." - Harvey Gantt

"I wish i spent more time at the office." - Harold S. Kushner

"You cannot design better products by staying in the office." - Tom Kelley

"Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office." - Michael Scott

"Get me a broom. I'll sweep my own office." - Wernher Von Braun

"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." - Erma Bombeck

"I love Jim and Pam at 'The Office.'" - David Walton

"I'm a politician. I run for office. That's my profession." - Bella Abzug

"I'm not going to run for political office." - Phil Robertson

"I'm an office manager for Office Max. I have two daughters. I'm married. I have a normal Job." - Suzanne Crough

"Most people in the university [ Columbia University ], including the administration, are very biased against the military." - Matt Sanchez

"My administration doesn't have any secrets, and from now on, neither will you." - Barack Obama

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." - Vali Nasr

"We have to remember that literally within months after Castro's taking office the planes from Florida were beginning to bomb Cuba. Within a year, the Eisenhower administration secretly, but formally, decided to overthrow the government. Then came the Bay of Pigs invasion. The Kennedy administration was furious about the failure of the invasion and immediately launched a major terrorist war and economic war that got harsher through the years. Under these conditions it is kind of amazing that Cuba survived." - Noam Chomsky

"The [George W.] Bush administration tripled its aid package to Afghanistan. [Hamid] Karzai finally (and courageously) announced that warlords will be forbidden from holding office in the future government. And finally, NATO agreed to expand the peacekeeping forces to troubled areas outside of Kabul." - Khaled Hosseini

"As far as I understand, the president-elect of the United States [Donald Trump] is ready for such joint work. We do not know yet what it will be like in actual practice. We have to wait for him to take office and form his administration." - Vladimir Putin

"The most important thing will be building a bench of powerhouse progressives in elected office and in the next administration. [Bernie] Sanders has an enormous spotlight that he can shine on champions that are following the Sanders path of really building from the left." - Ben Wikler

"Now in its third year in office, the Obama Administration has never championed the cause of human rights. Its slow reaction in June 2009 to the stealing of the election in Iran and the birth of the 'Green Movement' there, and its delay in backing the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, are evidence of this problem." - Elliott Abrams

"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion." - Barack Obama

"The Bush administration, they had two blue ribbon commissions about infrastructure finance that recommended a lot more money, and additionally the gas tax being increased. We couldn't get them to accept being able to move forward. Since President Obama's been in office, there has been, to be charitable, a lack of enthusiasm for raising the gas tax." - Ray LaHood

"What's missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago - isn't it about time he assumed responsibility?" - Paul Ryan

"The Obama administration has been trying out a new policy toward Syria since the day it came to office. The Bush cold shoulder was viewed as a primitive reaction, now to be replaced by sophisticated diplomacy. Outreach would substitute for isolation." - Elliott Abrams

"What was unique about me being in City Hall during the Giuliani Administration, I was the only one who wasn't an attorney. I may have been the only one who didn't work in a prosecutor's office. So I took a completely different point of view on how the city should be run. Very close to a business, very close on metrics and numbers." - Joe Lhota

"Yes, I don't believe that the inter-Korean relationship has, quote, 'deteriorated' since I assumed office. Rather I believe that the relationship between the two Koreas is entering into a new phase - a time of transition. And so I think that the North Koreans are trying to see what they can build with this, with my new administration." - Lee Myungbak

"The Obama administration has turned a blind eye to radical Islam since before they came to office. If you look at everything that's transpired since the famous Cairo speech in 2009, it's all been an embrace of those who are the most radical elements in that part of the world. That is not a good sign for America's foreign policy." - Oliver North

"This administration is totally colorblind." - Ronald Reagan

"Is this administration, the Clinton administration, an administration that needed defending?" - Judy Woodruff

"When I leave the office on January 20th, I will leave even more idealistic than I was the day I took the oath of office." - William J Clinton

"My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office." - Bill Clinton

"The presidential office is not a rosewater affair. This is an office in which a man must put on his war paint." - Woodrow Wilson

"The best state is that in which bad men are not allowed to hold office, and good men are not allowed to refuse office." - Pittacus of Mytilene

"Most of the people who are in elective office in Washington, D.C., they have held public office before. How's that workin' for you?" - Herman Cain

"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly." - Frederick William Robertson

"Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office." - John F Kennedy

"Other people go to the office. I get to coach. I know I've been blessed." - Jim Valvano

"Connectivity is productivity - whether it's in a modern office or an underdeveloped village." - Iqbal Quadir

"Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office." - Abraham Lincoln

"We shouldn't leave the work of politics to people who run for public office." - Hillary Clinton

"After I chased the werewolf and the vampire out of my office, I changed my clothes." - Ilona Andrews

"NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party." - Ambrose Bierce

"Let's turn inflation over to the post office. That'll slow it down." - Mo Udall

"Poor Darrell Hammond. What's he going to do when I leave office?" - Bill Clinton

"Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office." - Shirley Maclaine

"Ser Barristan loves his honor, Grand Maester Pycelle loves his office, and Littlefinger loves Littlefinger." - George R R Martin

"The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office" - John C Maxwell

"He who fox-like got his rank, Is wolf-like in his office." - Vasily Zhukovsky

"I hereby resign this office of president of the United States." - Richard Nixon

"Remember that when an employee enters your office, they are in a strange land." - Erwin H. Schell

"Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office." - Mae West

"Money nowadays is money; money brings office; money gains friends; everywhere the poor man is down." - Ovid

"Every time I fill a vacant office I make ten malcontents and one ingrate." - Moliere

"The eyes, being in the highest part, have the office of sentinels." - Cicero

"When people bury treasure nowadays they do it in the Post-Office bank." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic." - Douglas Hurd

"I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office..." - Louie Gohmert

"Every vote for a governing office is an instrument for enslaving me." - M. E. Lazarus

"What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office." - Alison Lundergan Grimes

"Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?" - Raymond J. Donovan

"She is an office girl, her name is Betty. Her favorite group is Helen Reddy." - Frank Zappa

"No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life." - Thomas E. Dewey

"I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office." - George Washington

"All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external happiness of elevated office." - George Washington

"No one should be appointed to political office if he is a seeker after it." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management's reluctance to reward the shareholders." - Peter Lynch

"The only exercise I get is walking to the betting office." - Peter O'Sullevan

"One negative person can create a miserable office environment for everyone else." - Jon Gordon

"All politicians should be required to drink Ayahuasca 10 times before taking office." - Graham Hancock

"At Chelsea, a sacking is just another day at the office." - Andre Villas-Boas

"I'm not going to just take office in January, I'm going to take responsibility." - Mitt Romney

"Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes." - Lady Marguerite Blessington

"If the voters really understood what we were up to they'd vote us out of office." - Robert Byrd

"The United States Constitution is clear. It prohibits religious tests for public office." - Jeb Bush

"The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office." - Will Rogers

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop

"His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours." - Arthur Baer

"I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash." - Bill Forsyth

"I want to make sure the people we elect to office believe in America." - Foster Friess

"Being president of a major public university is the most political nonpolitical office around." - Gordon Gee

"I have a little kitchen office at home, where I do all my kids' stuff." - Katey Sagal

"Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office." - Mae West

"Public office must not be a means to profit or become rich." - King Felipe Vi

"I feel squeezed like a lemon - interviewers and people keep turning up unannounced at my office!" - Francois Englert

"The Seahawks, their front office gets in the media; they talk a lot." - Marshawn Lynch

"The phrase public office is a public trust, has of last become common property." - Charles Sumner

"One thing I probably share with everyone else in the astronaut office is composure." - Sally Ride

"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly." - Frederick William Roberts

"Well, you know, you're not going to have 86 percent of Congress voted out of office." - Nate Silver

"Acting in a stage play is like working the evening shift in an office." - Arthur Smith

"When you're in office, there are tangible moments when you can see tangible successes." - Eliot Spitzer

"People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less." - Johnny Depp

"Poverty existed before January 20, 2008, OK? Before President Obama took office." - Hill Harper

"To know the machine one must know where each part belongs, and what its office is." - Horace Mann

"There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Nearly everyone who is unemployed votes "Democrat." Nearly every immigrant, at least in the first generation, votes "Democrat." Nearly every non-white American votes "Democrat." The GOP know that so intellectually and financially bankrupt an administration should never have been re-elected - indeed, given the scale of electoral fraud practiced by the "Democrats," he may not actually have been re-elected (always supposing that he had the constitutional right to hold the office of president in the first place)." - Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

"One of the principal factors fueling the proliferation of the abuse of secrecy and sensitive but unclassifieds is the administration's adherence to the unitary executive principal. This administration more than any of its predecessors believes that it is its responsibility to collect power onto itself in the executive office when it comes to the conduct of war, foreign policy, the management of agencies and departments, regulations, etc." - Ted Gup

"Democrats had a secret meeting in Reid's office on Halloween night at 6:15 and they hatched this plot, ... They said the only way they could get this investigation going was to do it in secret. They say they've been frustrated for a year and a half in getting this investigation into whether the administration twisted the intelligence and they're making no apologies whatsoever for it." - George Stephanopoulos

"Since the Bush-Cheney Administration took office in January 2001, controlling the major oil and natural gas fields of the world had been the primary, though undeclared, priority of US foreign policy... Not only the invasion of Iraq, but also the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, had nothing to do with 'democracy,' and everything to do with pipeline control across Central Asia and the militarization of the Middle East." - F. William Engdahl

"I have made education a top priority of this Administration because when we get it right, when every child learns, America will be a more hopeful place." - George W Bush

"Certainly the support for research in HIV/AIDS was good in the Clinton administration, good in the Bush administrations. It just was." - Anthony S. Fauci

"In practical administration, experience is everything." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"This is the worst administration since Caligula." - John Dingell

"I worked in the Clinton administration." - Andrew Cuomo

"This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage." - Tim Bishop

"As the War Office of the United States was established in a time of peace, it is equally reasonable that a Peace Office should be established in a time of War." - Benjamin Rush

"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known." - Confucius

"I've always wanted an office job so I can tell someone, "I'm going to take a long lunch," or "I'm out of the office." I don't know why, but I've always seen so much stability in clocking in." - SZA

"Every office interprets business casual differently. Feel out your office!" - Sarah Lafleur

"This is going to become a battle for access to your home and office plus mobility. It's about who can provide the biggest and least expensive and fastest pipe to your home and office and offer you a mobility feature." - Steve Largent

"To me, the box-office is basically the cost of film. If your film costs so much and your box-office is so much and a bit more, you are okay." - Sunny Deol

"After I left college I thought, very naively, that either you became someone interesting - an artist - or you went into academia. If you ended up in an office you were dull and lacking. And I ended up in an office." - Joshua Ferris

"If I just want to 'start a conversation,' I don't need to run for office. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that many people are more open to hearing you if you're not running for office." - Marianne Williamson



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