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"If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue." - George H W Bush

"This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century." - John Glenn

"A quarter century of running a restaurant - that's a long time to do one thing." - Charlie Trotter

"Here's a quarter, call someone who cares." - Travis Tritt

"Although abortion has been legal nationwide for more than a quarter century, access remains difficult for many women." - David Grimes

"I have started to say "A quarter of a century" Or "thirty years back" About my own life." - Philip Larkin

"I'll just say, you know, over the course of the last quarter century I've learned a lot." - Keith Ellison

"If we have learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot Federalize Virtue." - George H W Bush

"Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later." - Pat Sajak

"Society moves slowly towards civilization, but when we compare epochs half a century or even quarter of a century apart, we perceive many signs that progress is made." - Lydia Maria Child

"This young century will be liberty's century." - George W Bush

"I think age, if you are healthy, I think age is largely a number. My mother lived to be 101. So I'm planning on another quarter century." - Hugh Hefner

"The tragedy of Hollywood is that for over a quarter of a century it was harried by these two illiterate, vindictive women." - Jules Dassin

"It is hard for me to imagine retiring at 65 and spending the next quarter century not working. I expect to be working, doing something productive and fulfilling." - Marco Rubio

"There is no - let me repeat - no example in the last quarter-century of a large, complex economy that has been successful with high taxes." - Jonah Goldberg

"If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness was' next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness." - Tom Robbins

"If by the quarter of the twentieth century godliness wasn't next to something more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness." - Tom Robbins

"Barchester Towers has become one of those novels which do not die quite at once, which live and are read for perhaps a quarter of a century." - Anthony Trollope

"Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century." - Mike Ferguson

"In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism." - C L R James

"In the last quarter of the 20th century, Britons have been understandably obsessed with the problem of having too little power in the world. In the third quarter of the 18th century, by contrast, their forebears were perplexed by the problem of having acquired too much power too quickly over too many people." - Linda Colley

"The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between those two clouds, what small and narrow sunlight illumines a human lifetime!" - James Hilton

"The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities." - Wellington Webb

"The 20th century was the century of war and blood. The 21st century is the century of dialogue." - Dalai Lama

"A stable 21st century society requires 21st century solutions not 20th century economics" - Phil Harding

"The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space." - Wilson Greatbatch

"This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century. We've talked about it before and speculated about it, and it finally has occurred. We hoped we could push this day back forever." - John Glenn

"The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century." - Charles Foster Bass

"Yes, deficits are a problem. I've been saying so for more than a quarter of a century now. But the problem is not the size of the deficit, it's the size of government's claim on our economy." - Ronald Reagan

"Hostility towards China distorted Australia's international affairs for 20 years until 1972, but reconciliation with China 30 years ago had produced a quarter century of constructive bipartisan relations with our region and the world, unmatched in Australian history." - Gough Whitlam

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character" - Edward Thorndike

"In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him." - Mark Twain

"You took a quarter century off my age with that kidnapping stunt. No more going off with a strange men, hear me? -"You're a strange man." I'm your strange man." - Cherry Adair

"King Fahd was a man of great vision and leadership who inspired his countrymen for a quarter of a century as king. He led Saudi Arabia through a period of unparalleled progress and development." - Tony Blair

"That is the way successful countries, and Canada has been one of the most successful countries over the past quarter century, they operate. That when you win, you win within limits, when you lose, you accept the outcome." - David Frum

"In the past quarter century, we exposed biases against other races and called it racism, and we exposed biases against women and called it sexism. Biases against men we call humor." - Warren Farrell

"Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century." - Mark Twain

"Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century." - Mark Twain

"From my quarter-a-century experience as a fighter for democracy, there is never a final victory for democracy. It is always a struggle in every generation, and you have to take up the course of time and time again." - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

"The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century." - Charles Bass

"My history in show business spans over a quarter of a century, and I have seen many people in the industry struggle with coming out, only to find much more success after they finally did." - Margaret Cho

"I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century." - Newt Gingrich

"And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are in effect official peace congresses binding on the participating states to an extent that most statesmen a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian." - Hjalmar Branting

"Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography." - George Phillips Bond

"One measure of twentieth-century time is the supersonic three and three-quarter hours it takes the Concorde to fly from New York to Paris, gate to gate. Other measures come with the waits on the expressways and the runways." - James Gleick

"It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know." - Floyd Abrams

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character." - Edward Thorndike

"One of the advantages of the book's having been out there for more than a quarter century is that there's been time for people to report back on what it's done for them." - Andrew Tobias

"I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century." - Oliver North

"In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the theory that they are mutually related, so that like composition governs like properties, and conversely." - Wilhelm Ostwald

"Because the twentieth century was a century of violence, let us make the twenty-first a century of dialogue." - Dalai Lama

"It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, They lived happily ever after and the following quarter-century warning that they'll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work." - Nora Ephron

"If you represent the Earth's lifetime by a single year, say from January when it was made to December, the 21st-century would be a quarter of a second in June - a tiny fraction of the year. But even in this concertinaed cosmic perspective, our century is very, very special: the first when humans can change themselves and their home planet." - Martin Rees

"I'm making the comeback of the century." - Bob Backlund

"It's the Twentieth Century ... no more miracles." - Clifford Odets

"In the 21st century, culture is power." - Park Geun-hye

"I'm a hopeless 19th-century romantic." - John Banville

"Yeats was 18th-century oratory, almost." - Seamus Heaney

"He lives century after century, and the test I set for him he has passed." - Meera

"Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy." - Charles W Pickering

"We all lived in this century, I didn't live in this century," - Dan Quayle

"We cannot meet 21st Century challenges with a 20th Century bureaucracy." - Barack Obama

"I think the next century will be the century of complexity." - Stephen Hawking

"Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle." - George Carlin

"The world is a colony of the US. The twentieth century was the US's century." - Bill Henson

"I'm a 21st-century kid trapped in a 19th-century family." - Bill Watterson

"What Marie Antoinette was to eighteenth-century France, Mary Pickford is to twentieth-century America." - Frank Crowninshield

"Nineteenth-century English literature I know; 19th-century sewage systems, not so much." - Glen Duncan

"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry." - David Hare

"The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever." - Stephen Ambrose

"I feel a quarter Indian." - Martina Hingis

"All magic is 'Here's a quarter, now it's gone. You're a jerk. Now it's back. You're an idiot. Show's over.'" - Jerry Seinfeld

"I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who have been here a quarter century, who have children and grandchildren, who are members of the community, who may have done something 25 years ago, separate them from their families, and expel them." - Newt Gingrich

"This may be said for the last quarter of the twentieth century: the truism that if we want a better world we will have to be better people came to be acknowledge, if not thoroughly understood, by a significantly large minority." - Tom Robbins

"There's a passage about 'rivers of molten rock that wound their way... until they cooled and lay like twisted dragon-shapes vomited from the tormented earth.' That's a perfect description: how did Tolkien know, a quarter century before anyone ever saw a picture of Io? Talk about Nature imitating Art." - Arthur C Clarke

"For almost a quarter of a century, Teen Ink has been encouraging young people to write - and then has published those pieces. These heartfelt essays and poems explore the issues faced by teenagers today. I applaud their efforts because they not only help young people deal with their own lives but also encourage the budding authors of the next generation." - Anita Silvey

"One of the reasons I decided to apply for American citizenship after something like a quarter of century of living here on a British, European Union passport and a green card, was my identification with the United States in the post-September 11th period." - Christopher Hitchens

"American family life has never been particularly idyllic. In the nineteenth century, nearly a quarter of all children experienced the death of one of their parents.... Not until the sixties did the chief cause of separation of parents shift from death to divorce." - Richard Louv

"For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life..." - L Ron Hubbard

"We cannot indefinitely avoid depressing subject matter, particularly it it is true, and in the subsequent quarter century the world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured people, remained silent in the face of genocide. (v)" - Elie Wiesel

"Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The perfectly natural thing to do with an unreadable book is to give it away; and the publication, for more than a quarter of a century, of volumes which fulfilled this one purpose and no other is a pleasant proof, if proof were needed, of the business principles which underlay the enlightened activity of publishers." - Agnes Repplier

"Among the Diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: "an unusual combination," in the deliberate syllables of one of the writers, who is, however, not disposed to personal irony when speaking of her." - George Meredith

"We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation - when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises" - Lawrence Summers

"But did you know that during the past quarter century, no presidential election has been won by more than ten million ballots cast? Yet every federal election during the same time period had at least one hundred million people of voting age who did not bother to vote!" - Andy Andrews

"In the 20th century, the French managed to get a death on the myth that they produce the world's best food. The hype has been carefully orchestrated, and despite the fact that the most popular food in the last quarter has undoubtedly been Italian, the French have managed to maintain that mental grip." - Clarissa Dickson Wright

"Among the Diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: an unusual combination, in the deliberate syllables of one of the writers, who is, however, not disposed to personal irony when speaking of her." - George Meredith

"That's why people are standing up again to fight the Keystone pipeline in Nebraska and South Dakota and Montana. Everyone is well aware of what this industry is about. It engages not only in those kind of practices, polluting people's water, but it has polluted our political life now for a quarter century." - Donald Trump

"One of the really powerful things that's going on in this country right now in 2017 is watching attorney generals like Eric Schneiderman in New York and Maura Healey in Massachusetts take on the oil companies that systematically have lied. Exxon is mainly in the crosshairs right now. That have systematically lied for a quarter century." - Donald Trump

"My family left Afghanistan in 1976, well before the Communist coup and the Soviet invasion. We certainly thought we would be going back. But when we saw those Soviet tanks rolling into Afghanistan, the prospect for return looked very dim. Few of us, I have to say, envisioned that nearly a quarter century of bloodletting would follow." - Khaled Hosseini

"During the first quarter of the last century, seaside resorts became the fashion, even in those countries of Northern Europe within the minds of whose people the sea had hitherto held the role of the devil, the cold and voracious hereditary foe of humanity." - Karen Blixen

"umans tend to start the process of change by acknowledging themselves-thus blacks asserted black pride and black is beautiful; women declared I am woman, I am strong ; men are saying I am man, I am okay. After a quarter of a century of male bashing, that's not a bad start." - Warren Farrell

"In the early nineteenth century, Thomas de Quincey wrote that a quarter of human misery was toothache. He may well have been right. Anaesthetic dentistry is an unmixed blessing. So are clean water and flush toilets. Progress is a fact. Even so, faith in progress is a superstition." - John N. Gray

"The demolishment of the power of organized Christianity in the Western world to finally realize the emancipation of women and give them the vote in 1920. Women couldn't even own property in their own names until the last quarter of the 19th century in America." - John Shelby Spong

"[H]umans tend to start the process of change by acknowledging themselves thus blacks asserted black pride and black is beautiful; women declared I am woman, I am strong:;; men are saying I am man, I am okay. After a quarter of a century of male bashing, that's not a bad start." - Warren Farrell

"For nearly three decades there has been, by and large, peace and tranquility on the India-China border. Not a single bullet has been fired for over a quarter-century. Both countries are showing great maturity and a commitment to economic cooperation." - Narendra Modi

"During the first quarter of the last century, seaside resorts became the fashion, even in those countries of Northern Europe within the minds of whose people the sea had hitherto held the role of the devil, the cold and voracious hereditary foe of humanity." - Isak Dinesen

"The orthodox doctrines of economics which were dominant in the last quarter of the nineteenth century had a clear message. They supported laisser faire, free trade, the gold standard, and the universally advantageous effects of the pursuit of profit by competitive private enterprise." - Joan Robinson

"When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were." - Bram Fischer

"Between 2001 and 2011, Brazil lifted 20 million people out of poverty and into its growing middle class, and in the last quarter of the twentieth century Botswana's gross domestic product per capita grew faster than that of any other country on the planet. The once-labeled 'Third World' is edging its way into the 'First World.'" - Peter Blair Henry

"For a quarter of a century, I've been playing baseball for pay. It has been pretty good pay, most of the time. The work has been hard, but what of it? It's been risky. I've broken both my legs. I've sprained everything I've got between my ankles and my disposition. I've dislocated my joints and fractured my pride." - Rabbit Maranville

"People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman." - Erma Bombeck

"We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation - when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises." - Lawrence Summers

"If I have accomplished anything, I owe it, among other fortunate circumstances, to the fact that through the early training bestowed on me by my father, I started, I may fairly say, with an advantage of a quarter of a century over my contemporaries." - John Stuart Mill

"It is my opinion that the 21st century will be the century of play, and the heteroglossic activity of artists in the 20th century has been the forecast." - Brian Sutton-Smith

"I am the conscience of the 21st Century." - Martin Firrell

"TV is the rat race of the century." - Groucho Marx

"The century is advanced, but every individual begins afresh." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Friends are the twenty-first-century version of extended families." - Cynthia Heimel

"Decades go faster toward the end of a century." - Hortense Calisher

"India is the Saudi Arabia of 21st century." - Rahul Gandhi

"Distraction is the most corrosive disease of the 20th century." - James Victore

"Conservative: One who admires radicals a century after they're dead." - Leo Rosten

"They say that this century is going to be an Asian Century. I am very clear that without embracing the path and ideals shown by Gautam Buddha this century cannot be an Asian century!" - Narendra Modi

"This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts." - Alfred Leslie Rowse

"The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety." - Norman Mailer

"One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st." - Clement Attlee

"Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century." - George Crumb

"In the last century, everybody was singing lower." - Placido Domingo

"Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century." - Russell Lynes

"In the 21st century nations don't invade other nations." - John Mccain

"Aging will create the music of the coming century." - Betty Friedan

"The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science." - John Charles Polanyi

"I find the aesthetics of the 20th century hopelessly barren." - Twyla Tharp

"Genius always finds itself a century too early." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's important to move the theatre into the 21st Century." - David Soul

"A century is about events. A decade is about people." - George Friedman

"exile ... might be the largest new state created by the twentieth century and the psychology of the twenty-first century." - Phyllis Chesler

"Our epoch has been called the century of work. It is in fact the century of pain, misery and corruption." - Paul Lafargue

"The thriller is the cardinal twentieth-century form. All it, like the twentieth century, wants to know is: Who's Guilty?" - Brigid Brophy

"The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man." - Henry Wallace

"We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy with 19th century Darwinian, competitive, crude ideas." - Susan George

"I believe the world benefits from American leadership. I believe this next century should be an American century." - Mitt Romney

"I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish." - Tom T Hall

"We are all a quarter good, a quarter bad, a quarter animal and a quarter child which equals a whole bunch of crazy." - Cara Delevingne

"I hate nickels; they're quarter impersonators." - Gary Gulman

"A dollar saved is a quarter earned." - John Ciardi

"My heart beats in three-quarter time." - Eric Kandel

"Pastoureau combines a charming, conversational tone with a haughtiness I found entirely endearing. A director of studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne in Paris, he writes from a position of professorial confidence. He has conducted extensive research into the history of colour for a quarter century and his aim is to correct misapprehensions and banish ignorance. His style is not to inquire, explore or interrogate, in the fashion of academic studies today. It is to impart knowledge." - Sebastian Smee

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia." - Frank Zappa

"In some century to come, when the school children will whistle popular tunes in quarter-tones-when the diatonic scale will be as obsolete as the pentatonic is now-perhaps then these borderland experiences may be both easily expressed and readily recognized. But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense" - Charles Ives

"PERENNIAL wisdom from divine revelation and human experience dictates that all earthly things great or small, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, sad or happy, fool...ish or wise must finally come to an end. It is from this sobering reality that the end of executive rule has finally come for Robert Mugabe who has had his better days after a quarter of a century in power." - Jonathan Moyo

"It took me better than a quarter century to learn, the hard way, that hard work at something you want to be doing is the most fun that you can have out of bed . . . to learn that the smart man finds ways to make everything he does be work; to learn that "leisure" time is truly pleasurable (indeed tolerable) only to the extent that is its subconscious grazing for information with which to infuse newer, better work." - Spider Robinson

"I became so desperate that I considered throwing Eric [Beck] off the ledge. I thought I could get down and then lie about what had happened. To my addled brain, this was plausible. Then I came to my senses and woke Eric up and told him that either he had to retreat or I'd throw him off. We went down and I never climbed again for a quarter of a century." - Dave Cook

"As value investors, our business is to buy bargains that financial market theory says do not exist. We've delivered great returns to our clients for a quarter century-a dollar invested at inception in our largest fund is now worth over 94 dollars, a 20% net compound return. We have achieved this not by incurring high risk as financial theory would suggest, but by deliberately avoiding or hedging the risks that we identified." - Seth Klarman

"I just would like to say that over more than a quarter-century as a scientist and a believer, I find absolutely nothing in conflict between agreeing with Richard [Dawkins] in practically all of his conclusions about the natural world, and also saying that I am still able to accept and embrace the possibility that there are answers that science isn't able to provide about the natural world - the questions about why instead of the questions about how. I'm interested in the whys." - Richard Dawkins

"Ordinarily my mom just sunk deeper into her corner of the couch and ignored it. She had succesfully ignored a quarter of a century of entropy and decay, had sat peacefully crunching popcorn and drinking soda while the house fell down around us. If I had to guess the number of books she read during that time, I would place the number at somewhere in the neighborhood of forty thousand." - Haven Kimmel

"The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won ... Take the paradox of Rush Limbaugh, ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero." - Bill Moyers

"I have lived with my conscience and my own memories for over quarter of a century since the events of 1973.... These are not easy reflections for me. But I am at peace with myself, and with the Chilean people, about what happened. I am clear in my mind that the return to Chile of true democracy, and from that the true freedom to which all individual people are entitled, could not have been achieved without the removal of the Marxist government." - Augusto Pinochet

"The United States ... has been proud of its association with the State of Israel. We shall continue to stand with Israel. We are committed to Israel's survival and security. The United States for a quarter of a century has had an excellent relationship with the State of Israel. We have cooperated in many, many fields - in your security, in the well-being of the Middle East, and in leading what we all hope is a lasting peace throughout the world." - Gerald R Ford



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