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Barry McCaffrey Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barry McCaffrey.

I'm a professor of national security studies,
and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.
- Barry McCaffrey

Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively
defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol,
with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard,
with the Armed Forces.
- Barry McCaffrey

We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local,
State and Federal level.
In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years,
over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system,
probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.
- Barry McCaffrey

The United States and Mexico are trapped -
economically,
culturally, politically and because of drug crime -
in the same continent.
- Barry McCaffrey

 

What happened? The Country got sick of it and said,
Enough is enough.
And all over the Country we saw springing up community
organizations determined to do something about this
terrible menace of drugs.
- Barry McCaffrey

So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal,
our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters
to reject the abuse of illegal drugs,
tobacco and alcohol.
All three of them are illegal behaviors.
- Barry McCaffrey

Colombia is in a risky position.
They've got a peace process that's going nowhere,
and a drug production problem that's skyrocketing.
- Barry McCaffrey

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If you want to fight a war on drugs,
sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.
- Barry McCaffrey

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop,
in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
- John Henry Carver

We read Robert Browning's poetry.
Here we needed no guidance from the professor:
the poems themselves were enough.
- Carl Sandburg

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I was at my best at a little past forty,
when I was a professor at Oxford.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor,
and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
- Jeffery Deaver

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

He is not in the least arrogant.
The last album was written in a room in Sussex.
He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing
and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
- Linda McCartney

A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
- W. H. Auden

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

When on my return to England I showed the cast of the
cranium to Professor Huxley,
he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
- Charles Lyell

I am what libraries and librarians have made me,
with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
- Heraclitus

I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition
to being a university professor.
- Tony Campolo

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

I am my own Universe, I my own Professor.
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Allow me to say that I would long since have committed
suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
- Ezra Pound

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

My parents divorced when I was born,
and my mother is a political science professor,
like a feminist Mormon, which is sort of an oxymoron.
- Eliza Dushku

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

I remained associated with the Technische Universitat Munchen,
where I became Professor in 1976.
- Robert Huber

I like the Stooges.
You know what movie I saw that I sort of discovered
late was Jerry Lewis in 'The Nutty Professor'.
I really liked that.
- Mike Judge

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where
I was made a full professor in 1985.
- J. Philippe Rushton

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones.
They are the big, the strong, the wonderful.
In truth, women are the strong ones.
It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
- Coco Chanel

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.
- H. L. Mencken

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of:
almost every student entering the university believes,
or says he believes, that truth is relative.
- Allan Bloom

I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958,
and have continued my scientific studies.
- Karl von Frisch

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor
of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor.
- Tom Berenger

There are no enemies in science, professor.
Only phenomena to study.
- Charles Lederer

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
- James Cronin

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure
I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.
- Slavoj Zizek

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit,
Michigan.
My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University,
and my mother was also a teacher.
- Marta Kristen

The novel is about five students of classics who are
studying with a classics professor,
and they take the ideas of the things that they're
learning from him a bit too seriously,
with terrible consequences.
- Donna Tartt

My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate,
which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers,
it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just
happen to be this amazing commentator who went off
into the whole theory of comedy.
- Jay Roach

Throughout the human experience people have read history
because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it
was in some way instructive.
The profession of professor of history has taken it
in a very different direction.
- Donald Kagan

If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this
new book it would be that every parent,
every counselor, every teacher, every professor,
every sports coach that deals with young people would
understand the three circle concept.
- James Collins

A Yale University management professor in response
to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service:
The concept is interesting and well-formed,
but in order to earn better than a 'C',
the idea must be feasible.
- Frederick W. Smith

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any
rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse.
A universe definable in two sentences is something
for which the professorial intellect has no use.
No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
- William James

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone
seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors.
This is false.
The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights
is that no professor should be hired or fired because
of his or her political views.
I have never myself called for the firing of any professor
for his or her political views,
nor would I. - David Horowitz

Also, I had read a book called She's Not There:
A Life in Two Genders,
written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery,
but it took this person well into his thirties to come
to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.
- Mercedes Ruehl

But September 11 marked a big change in the sense that
the public was suddenly interested,
and as a professor at a public university I felt a
responsibility to respond to all of the inquiries about the Islamic world.
- Juan Cole

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor
of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
my other grandfather was a lawyer,
and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

It takes leadership to improve safety.
And I started off the movement in my time,
but the person who has done more over the past 20 to
30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.
- Jackie Stewart

Jackson went from the professor's chair to the officer's saddle.
He carried with him the very elements of character
which made him odious as a teacher;
but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.
- Daniel H. Hill

Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up
in the life of a young professor of English.
Beginning in 1968, I started to think,
write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be
directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.
- Edward Said

I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects,
like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha.
They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart,
funny, and to kick some ass.
- Tia Carrere

We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs,
and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's
a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane,
and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie,
you know?
- Dana Carvey

In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western
Reserve University in Cleveland,
Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with
the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.
- George Andrew Olah

As a German citizen, as a German professor,
and as a political person, I hold it to be not only
my right but also my moral duty to take part in the
shaping of our German destiny,
to expose and oppose obvious wrongs.
- Kurt Huber

That's something I learned in art school.
I studied graphic design in Germany,
and my professor emphasized the responsibility that
designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for.
- Eric Carle

I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me,
and songs that I learned for the recordings.
But, then I learned to speak Italian.
When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day.
She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.
- Connie Francis

In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that.
I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor,
and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19.
Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
- Laura Hillenbrand

This [the Holocaust] must never happen again. ...
Be vigilant about your rights.
Care about the rights and human dignity of others.
When the rights of any group, no matter how small,
no matter how marginal, are violated,
your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers, Ph.D., Professor of History,
University of Pennsylvania, in the closing remarks
of his six-hour Teaching Company audio lecture series

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Come to the edge
We can't. We're afraid
We can't. We will fall. Come to the edge
And they came. And he pushed them
And they flew
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George


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