Quotes of Department

“ We should chiefly depend not upon that department of the soul which is most superficial and fallible but upon that department that is deep and sure, which is instinct. ”

- Charles Sanders Peirce

“ In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department. ”

- Unknown

“ Except for the con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and the widows who have to visit with the handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoyed visiting a bank. ”

- Martin Mayer

“ For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments. ”

- James Brady

“ Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is so classified by the State Department. I happen to think Iran is too. Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved. ”

- Alexander Haig

“ The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country. ”

- Donald Rumsfeld

“ I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping. ”

- Steven Wright

“ There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. ”

- Steven Wright

“ We lost everything. We even won our own constituency. ”

- Maryon Pearson

“ California, the department store state. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. ”

- Shirley Temple

“ Ahimsa is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. ”

- Auguste Comte

“ Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out. ”

- Dolly Parton

“ No matter how lofty you are in your department, the responsibility for what your lowliest assistant is doing is yours. ”

- Bessie Rowland James

“ On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. ”

- Gore Vidal

“ We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department. ”

- Dusty Baker

“ You know, my business is now basically run by the marketing department. And most of these kids running the marketing department have their MBAs from somewhere and the extent of their film knowledge goes back to The Matrix. I mean, you mention Billy Wilder and they think you're talking about a place where you're going into a rave or something. ”

- James Woods

“ After a sabbatical from radio for nearly a year, I needed to work with Charlie again. Ventriloquism is not like riding a bicycle. I have to keep practicing or Charlie would sit tounge-tied, silently staring at me with the chill eye of a department store dummy. ”

- Edgar Bergen

“ We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him! ”

- Dan Burton

“ Back at that time, we played the songs pretty much the way we heard them on the records. We streamlined them somewhat. We even had band uniforms that we wore and that was one of the first things I had to do. I went out to the department store and purchased black slacks and a black vest and a green corduroy blazer… ”

- Michael Davis

“ The CIA's and the Defense Department's long denial of the possibility of chemical weapons exposure was a great disservice to thousands of Gulf War veterans whose tour of duty in the Persian Gulf has adversely affected their health. ”

- Terry Everett

“ September 11 taught us that the front lines of a catastrophic terror attack are not here or in policy but are local, in communities all across this country. It is the folks in our fire departments, in our police stations, in our emergency rooms, and in the volunteer corps… ”

- Bill Frist

“ The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers. ”

- Evan G. Galbraith

“ We are not the CIA, we are not the FBI, we are not the White House, we are not the Defense Department. We are the United States Congress; we have our role. And we can't give up that role during a national-security crisis. ”

- Barbara Lee

“ In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It's called Karoshi. I don't want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon. ”

- Scott Adams

“ I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department. ”

- Joseph McCarthy

“ I studied mathematics fairly broadly and I was fortunate enough… also to make a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties. So I was prepared actually for the possibility that the game theory work would not be regarded as acceptable as a thesis in the mathematics department and then that I could realize the objective of a Ph… ”

- John Nash
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