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"... vicars of vacillation ..." - Spiro T Agnew

"If vacillation dwell with the heart the soul will rue it." - Wolfram von Eschenbach

"He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship." - Kenneth Baker

"It has not been unknown that judges persist in error to avoid giving the appearance of weakness and vacillation." - Felix Frankfurter

"When you jump across a canyon, cautious small steps and vacillation won't work. Sometimes you just have to go for it." - Rick Warren

"The great lesson of history for us is that strength and resolve bring peace and order, and weakness and vacillation invite chaos and conflict." - Rick Perry

"If we conceive that anyone loves, desires, or hates anything which we ourselves love, desire, or hate, we shall thereupon regard the thing in question with more steadfast love, etc. On the contrary, if we think that anyone shrinks from something that we love, we shall undergo vacillation of the soul." - Baruch Spinoza

"Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above." - Virginia Woolf

"This is a wrong course the Chinese comrades are trying to lead us on to, it is an opportunist road of vacillation and concessions to the Khrushchev traitor group which finds itself in grave difficulties, and is intriguing in order to escape defeat." - Enver Hoxha

"Magic enables man to carry out with confidence his important tasks, to maintain his poise and his mental integrity in fits of anger, in the throes of hate, of unrequited love, of despair and anxiety. The function of magic is to ritualize man's optimism, to enhance his faith in the victory of hope over fear. Magic expresses the greater value for man of confidence over doubt, of steadfastness over vacillation, of optimism over pessimism." - Bronislaw Malinowski

"Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above... Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works." - Virginia Woolf

"On a day when all Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are celebrating the growth of freedom and honoring the sacrifices of American and Iraqi troops with elections in Iraq, it's sad that John Kerry has chosen once again to offer vacillation and defeatism. Even after the first free elections in Iraq in more than 50 years John Kerry still believes Iraq is more of terrorist threat than when the brutal tyrant Saddam Hussein was in power and even more remarkably Kerry is now once again for funding our troops, after being for the funding before he was against it." - Ken Mehlman

"On the question of women's sexual freedom or female independence, there are still issues that haven't been worked out. There's an aura of traditional gender roles that is not talked about that really permeates these conversations. There is this vacillation between a desire for independence and having the kinds of sexual freedom that men have and, on the other side, issues about female vulnerability and susceptibility to male aggression and violence. We need more honesty about the actual conditions in which sex is happening." - Laura Kipnis



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