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Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

 

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

But I have always said that it's important we must
make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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So I went to English school, secondary English school,
so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved
but I think it's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

When she was in United States, we maintained contact,
we talked to each other on the phone,
almost every night.
And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video
conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well
enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have followed a path of moderation,
development is our priority, national unity,
good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims,
this is what has given us the advantage.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant
Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress,
committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways.
So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So when I had to make a decision whether I would like
to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too,
so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish,
looking for birds and it was for kampong people,
the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

You can't have too much of everything,
you must have a balance, that's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very
good support in the party.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

It must be a balance in everything we do,
not too much of everything, keep it simple,
not complicated.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I believe it is an important project,
it makes the cost of doing business lower and they
will make us more competitive at the same time,
it will also provide some satisfaction to the people
who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Of course education becomes very very important and
that's for our human resource development.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have also set up the national institute for ethics.
This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan,
that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change,
or the same vehicle to go for the race.
It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have been given a role to play.
We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on
the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here,
so the people who are Muslims there would understand
what the role of Islam is.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is the child of courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

All my life through, the new sights
of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
- Marie Curie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it.
I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:
take it or leave it.
- Buddy Hackett

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Always end the name of your child with a vowel,
so that when you yell, the name will carry.
- Bill Cosby

A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well,
no, I was an accountant.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Jealousy is a child of selfishness and distrust.
- Mourning Dove

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a
miracle by which what is broken is made whole again,
what is soiled is made clean again.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth


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