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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Statesman
Nation: American
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We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.

Tags: Final, Infallible

It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

Tags: Falling, Government, Keep

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.

Tags: Men, Money, Often

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.

Tags: Freedom, Heart, Matter

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

Tags: Opinion, Soon, Themselves

It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair rather than Michael Howard should form the next government.

Tags: Best, Country, Government

Microbes are doing things we didn't even know they could do 10 years ago.

Tags: Country, Free, Religion

The petitioner's problem is to avoid Scylla without being drawn into Charybdis.

Tags: Avoid, Drawn, Problem

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.

Tags: Grow, Growing, Places

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.

Tags: Afford, Liberties, Liberty

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions.

Tags: Books, High, Opinions

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.

Tags: Opinion, Politics, Religion

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.

Tags: Free, Minds, Patriotism

When I'm not working, I like to play golf.

Tags: Golf, Working

I grew up watching those blaxploitation movies. Ron O'Neal, Richard Roundtree, Jim Brown, Pam Grier. For the first time, I saw 'The Negro' get one over on 'The Man.'

Tags: Movies, Time, Watching

I kind of realize that I have a tendency to choose the kind of films I watched when I was a kid and would go home and pretend with my friends that we were in those movies after we saw them.

Tags: Friends, Home, Movies

I look at myself as an audience member. I still love movies, and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else, and I want the same thrill.

Tags: Dark, Love, Movies

I tend to play characters that I can infuse with certain kinds of humour. Even the baddest guy can be funny in his own particular way. I want the audience to engage with the character on some deeper level so that they leave the cinema still thinking about him.

Tags: Character, Funny, Thinking

I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.'

Tags: Famous, Real, Simple

My dad was an absentee dad, so it was always important to me that I was part of my daughter's life, and she deserved two parents, which is part of the rationale behind us staying married for 30 years.

Tags: Dad, Life, Parents

People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun.

Tags: Fun, Movies, War

I'm not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.

Tags: Anger, Angry, Respect

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.

Tags: After, Racism, Someone

The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did.

Tags: Advice, Best, Times

I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say 'Hi, my name is Sam and I am an addict.'

Tags: Stand, Wife, Worst

I never had one beer. If I bought a six-pack of beer, I kept drinking till all six beers were gone. You have to have that kind of understanding about yourself. I haven't had a drink now in 12 years.

Tags: Beer, Drink, Yourself
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I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people - because they look like them... That's American politics, pure and simple.

Tags: Black, Politics, Simple

If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.

Tags: Voice

We've come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can't imagine Dr. King watching the 'Real Housewives' or 'Jersey Shore.'

Tags: Moral, Real, Thinking

I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected.

Tags: Getting, Hope, Worry

Long Kiss Goodnight has a huge cult following. They could make another version of that movie right now and make a lot of money.

Tags: Another, Kiss, Money

I actually think I have an audience member's sensibility about going to the movies.

Tags: Actually, Audience, Movies

I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist.

Tags: Almost, Artist, Sensitive

I love comic books and I love anime.

Tags: Books, Comic, Love

I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.

Tags: Knowing, Means, Whole

I'm a good son, a good father, a good husband - I've been married to the same woman for 30 years. I'm a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, 'You know, that's part of history.'

Tags: Education, Good, Money

I did 'Formula 51' because I got to run around Liverpool in a kilt, with golf clubs.

Tags: Golf, Liverpool, Run

Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed.

Tags: Everybody, Life, Movies

We need to change America's image round the world. America has lost some lustre in terms of how folks aspire to be like us.

Tags: America, Change, Lost

I just always knew that I lived in two worlds. There was the world of my house and community, but to make my way in that white world I had to modify the way I spoke and acted. I had to sometimes not make direct eye contact.

Tags: House, Knew, Sometimes

All movies aren't fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff.

Tags: Life, Movies, Work

Because of where I come from, I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.

Tags: Black, Life, Thought

I've been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.

Tags: Classic, Films, Fortunate

I've never been to jail. I've never been arrested. I've never been locked up.

Tags: Arrested, Jail, Locked

It wasn't until I let go of the idea of the brass ring that it showed up, and fortunately for me, it coincided with getting clean.

Tags: Getting, Idea, Until

The only thing I've kind of missed is finding a really good western that I want to do, because I watched westerns a lot.

Tags: Finding, Good, Missed

I must work the works of Him Who sent me while it is yet day.

Tags: Him, While, Work

The night cometh when no man can work.

Tags: Cometh, Night, Work

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.

Tags: Good, Teacher, True

The training of the schools should be extended to the heart as well as the mind and hand.

Tags: Heart, Mind, Training

Among those best known, their highest ambition is to build American homes, possess American furniture, dress in American clothes, adopt the American style of living and be American citizens.

Tags: American, Best, Living
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