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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.

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As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.

Tags: Country, Political, Power

I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice.

Tags: Choice, Life, Misery

There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children.

Tags: Children, Life, Wife

Enquire what the effect of large endowments are upon colleges.

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I have a fine lot of telescopes. I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon.

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I want to go where I can be of the most service to the general enterprise.

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In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side.

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There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.

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Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1,000 apple trees agrowing.

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I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff.

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I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.

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My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one.

Tags: Children, Duty, Minds

The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery.

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The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek.

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Any urbanist has to appreciate New York City and the way it works. The public transit is astonishing.

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I'm learning a lot about the culture of weight loss. I didn't know there were bloggers out there who were proud to be fat.

Tags: Fat, Learning, Proud

If your city's being populated by highly educated twentysomethings with choices, you're probably going to succeed.

Tags: Choices, City, Succeed

It is not OK for anyone to be obese. There needs to be a cultural shift.

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Jobs follow people. People don't follow jobs.

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People in Oklahoma don't wake up every morning wondering what the government is going to do for them.

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People look for their leadership to lead.

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People say the seats at sporting events are too small. My response is, 'That's why we're trying to work on the size of your rear end!'

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There are a lot of things that government doesn't do well. One of things that government does do well is build stuff.

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Think independently and put the country first.

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We've got to get people out of their cars, out of those drive-thru windows, get them walking, get them in parks and get them more active.

Tags: Cars, Fitness, Walking

Cities have to realize that whatever the federal government is going to do, it's not going to be enough. And cities that proactively take control of their own quality of life initiatives are going to be the cities that ultimately attract the highly talented young people and create the jobs.

Tags: Control, Government, Life

I believe in infrastructure, I believe in investing in your hard assets. Where I think government starts to fail is when it starts getting itself weighed down with the social programs. And I think the American public just feels like a lot of that money is tossed aside and wasted.

Tags: Government, Hard, Money

I've never seen a tornado and I've lived in Oklahoma City basically my whole life. It's not like we're infested with them on a continual basis. But you learn to live with the warnings. And you learn what to do if one is coming your way. And then you cross your fingers and make the best judgments you can.

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If you can attract highly educated people from other parts of the country and keep your own best and brightest, chances are the job creators are going to be successful.

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The bottom line is that we have entered an age when local communities need to invest in themselves. Federal and state dollars are becoming more and more scarce for American cities. Political and civic leaders in local communities need to make a compelling case for this investment.

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The spoiled superstar brat wouldn't get far in Oklahoma City. We're very value-conscious. Our city was settled in a land run. Those 10,000 people were desperate for a better life.

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This urbanization that's taking place around the world is very real. But if it's people that are seeking an urbanized environment out of desperation, that's not going to be helpful long term.

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We did such a great job of creating the interstate highway system in Oklahoma City that we don't have traffic congestion. You can actually get a speeding ticket during rush hour in the city. That's how great our traffic flows.

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We had a branding problem. We have allowed ourselves to be branded by our tragedies. If you said 'Oklahoma City,' chances are the next word out of your mouth was 'bombing.'

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We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward, especially for kids.

Tags: Great, Sports, Team

When you have a lot of construction going on, it sends a message of vitality that builds up consumer confidence. It gets people to spend money when they see that energy, that things are happening.

Tags: Confidence, Energy, Money
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