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Barbara Boxer Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barbara Boxer.

I would love to see a march on Washington that says
'Save our Social Security'.
- Barbara Boxer

We are all different.
Yet we are all God's children.
We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom,
justice, fairness, and equality.
That is what unites us.
- Barbara Boxer

The American people need to know the truth.
The American people need to see the truth.
In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is
the essence of what it means to be free.
- Barbara Boxer

Really, life is complicated enough without having a
bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the
privacy of our own homes.
- Barbara Boxer

 

We have the greatest hospitals, doctors,
and medical technology in the world -
we need to make them accessible to every American.
- Barbara Boxer

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women
to fully participate in its society,
and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
- Barbara Boxer

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With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance,
it is not good enough to simply roll the dice,
hoping a nominee has changed his past views.
It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we
can expect from this president'.
- Barbara Boxer

When service members are discharged,
we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice,
not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
- Barbara Boxer

When you take a stand out of deep conviction,
people know.
They may not even agree, but they ask,
'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand
and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.
- Barbara Boxer

We have fought for social justice.
We have fought for economic justice.
We have fought for environmental justice.
We have fought for criminal justice.
Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
- Barbara Boxer

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

Americans have long recognized the need to protect
our public lands and their vast resources.
- Barbara Boxer

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.'
They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to
protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened.
They need all the help that they can get.
- Barbara Boxer

If we turn our back on the people of this country who
need to work for a living,
we shouldn't be here, to be honest, because that has
to be an essential part of what we do to protect the country,
from the standpoint of defense, protect workers and
make sure they have jobs.
- Barbara Boxer

I think Democrats are right.
We fight for the American dream, for the environment,
for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose,
a good public education system.
- Barbara Boxer

We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future.
It should be in their hands.
It must be in their hands.
That is what democracy is all about.
We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want
it enough to make it work for them.
- Barbara Boxer

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said,
'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course,
those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
- Barbara Boxer

Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times,
and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times.
So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your
option but you cannot change these facts.
They're in the Congressional Record.
- Barbara Boxer

I would not run for president.
I really like what I'm doing now.
People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
- Barbara Boxer

The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong,
it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development,
modernization and prosperity.
- Barbara Boxer

I was a stock broker once.
I think there is an absolute place for market investments.
But they should never be the basis of one's retirement.
They should be an additional piece on top of a basic,
secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
- Barbara Boxer

I am sure that every one of my colleagues -
Democrat,
Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement.
That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
- Barbara Boxer

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince
the people of our country that Social Security is in
dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.
- Barbara Boxer

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats,
should be making health care decisions.
- Barbara Boxer

For the sake of the troops, for the love of the troops,
we must not add yet another casualty to this war.
We must not let truth be a casualty of this war.
- Barbara Boxer

You know, I wish the world well.
I want Iraq to have democracy and the Haitians to have democracy.
I want the people of Afghanistan to thrive.
Lord knows, we spend enough money there to help them.
What about people at home? Isn't that our first responsibility?
- Barbara Boxer

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world,
we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example;
not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate...
We stand together on so many issues:
economic prosperity,
quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose.
- Barbara Boxer

If you don't move to protect copyright,
if you don't move to protect our children,
it's not going to sit well.
- Barbara Boxer

President Bush in his inaugural address talked about
bringing freedom to countries that don't have it.
He didn't specify how.
- Barbara Boxer

Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone.
I'm going to fight for you.
I'm going to fight for what's right.
I'm going to fight to hold people accountable.
- Barbara Boxer

More than anything, I think as our country matures,
we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Barbara Boxer

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate,
using a majority of the senators, to make sure that
we get health reform done.
We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters,
that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth,
their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO,
any member of Congress, or any President.
- Barbara Boxer

So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against
the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world,
the big oil companies, the big energy companies who
work so hard to rip us off.
- Barbara Boxer

We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution,
it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent,
loyal Americans.
This great Constitution of ours should never be used
to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
- Barbara Boxer

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely
dismantle all weapons of mass destruction,
and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
- Barbara Boxer

I know from my constituency what is going on.
Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers,
'Please don't write down that my child as asthma.
Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma,
when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance,
it will be a pre-existing condition.'
- Barbara Boxer

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous


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