Quotes of Commission

“ There is a strong sense among all six delegations that we really want to make progress. ”

- Christopher Hill

“ Make no mistake: given the dearth of black suppliers in key areas such as panel beating, tow-truck operators and the like, the charter targets will not be easily reached. ”

- Bruce Campbell

“ Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth. ”

- Edith Hamilton

“ The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees. ”

- V. S. Pritchett

“ I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to… a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence. ”

- Hermann Goering

“ I've applied to the humor commission for a license to have humor in the book. I haven't been given permission so far. I'm awaiting their verdict. ”

- Rupert Holmes

“ Electronic calculators can solve problems which the man who made them cannot solve but no government-subsidized commission of engineers and physicists could create a worm. ”

- Joseph Wood Krutch

“ A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers. ”

- Edward Shepherd Mead

“ You have to do many things yourself. Things that you cannot delegate. ”

- Nadine Gramling

“ The State, that cawing rookery of committees and subcommittees. ”

- V. S. Pritchett

“ Gary stood by his principles, and he's going to continue to stand by his principles. And if they take his committees away, they take his committees away. ”

- Gary Condit

“ Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work. ”

- Laurence Peter

“ A diploma only proves that you know how to look up answers. ”

- Solomon Short

“ Shed, as you do your garments, your daily sins, whether of omission or commission, and you will wake a free man, with a new life. ”

- Sir William Osler

“ Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission. ”

- Fred Allen

“ Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission. ”

- Robert Burns

“ A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. ”

- Fred A. Allen

“ In medicine sins of commission are mortal, sins of omission are venial. ”

- Theodore Tronchin

“ Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ Some on commission, some for the love of learning, some because they have nothing better to do or because they hope these walls of books will deaden the drumming of the demon in their ears. ”

- Louis MacNeice

“ We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. ”

- Keith Davis

“ We have no commission from God to police the world. ”

- Benjamin Harrison

“ A sense of humour keen enough to show a man his own absurdities as well as those of other people will keep a man from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those that are worth committing. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time… its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission. ”

- Shirley Chisholm

“ Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack o-n our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society… It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. ”

- Stephen Harper

“ Because of the 9/11 commissions, people are sweating scared about what happened. We sucked! We sucked, and we got hurt. 800 Americans were killed over 20 years in terrorist actions, and what did we do? We shot a couple of missiles. ”

- David Hunt

“ A new breed of broker making $300,000 a year in London hot traders who are likely to be thirtyish, a bit cheeky and more interested in piling up commissions than meeting club cronies for a late afternoon brandy at Boodle's or White's. ”

- Steve Lohr
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