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51. "When the late Pope John Paul II decided to place the woman so strangely known as "Mother" Teresa on the fast track for beatification, and thus to qualify her for eventual sainthood, the Vatican felt obliged to solicit my testimony and I thus spent several hours in a closed hearing room with a priest, a deacon, and a monsignor, no doubt making their day as I told off, as from a rosary, the frightful faults and crimes of the departed fanatic. In the course of this, I discovered that the pope during his tenure had surreptitiously abolished the famous office of "Devil's Advocate," in order to fast-track still more of his many candidates for canonization. I can thus claim to be the only living person to have represented the Devil pro bono."
Author: “Mother” Teresa
52. "There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners."
Author: Adam Rickitt
53. "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage."
Author: Alexander Fraser Tytler
54. "It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not."
Author: Alfred Nobel
55. "Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
Author: Arthur Capper
56. "In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani."
Author: Conan O'Brien
57. "My view on candidates on money is unless it's proven that the donor stole the money, the campaign keeps the money."
Author: David Frum
58. "I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out."
Author: David Sedaris
59. "People are fed up with the politics where candidates just rip each other apart and then the voters lose in the end because no one really knows what anybody stands for."
Author: Dennis Kucinich
60. "Five GOP representative candidates this session have shocked me to my soul at how blatant they have trivialized rape. My prayers were answered in their defeat!"
Author: Diane Chamberlain
61. "Looking at female candidates today, other women are the hardest on them, especially older women who were brought up in a different culture."
Author: Eleanor Clift
62. "The point being that when there are lots of possible answers, most of the evidence you need goes into just locating the true hypothesis out of millions of possibilities - bringing it to your attention in the first place. The amount of evidence you need to judge between two or three plausible candidates is much smaller by comparison. So if you just jump ahead without evidence and promote one particular possibility to the focus of your attention, you're skipping over most of the work."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
63. "EMILY's List members are deeply committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women whom we trust to stand up for our rights, treat us honestly, and make us proud. Our candidates fight for us every day. Blanche Lincoln failed to hold up her end of the bargain."
Author: Ellen Malcolm
64. "It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not."
Author: Erskine Bowles
65. "We must train our 'future candidates' on not only how to win elections but how to govern well."
Author: Fela Durotoye
66. "As Littlewood said to me once [of the ancient Greeks], they are not clever school boys or 'scholarship candidates,' but 'Fellows of another college."
Author: G.H. Hardy
67. "Democracy, if it meant what our forefathers said, that would be great, but unfortunately it's been corrupted by this funding and funding of campaigns. There's a much better way to do it. There could be a small amount of money given by every taxpayer to be dedicated to candidates."
Author: George Hamilton
68. "If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates."
Author: Howard Zinn
69. "October is the cruelest month of any election year, but by then, the pain is so great that even the strong are like jelly and time has lost all meaning for anybody still involved in a political campaign. By that time, even candidates running unopposed have abandoned all hope of victory and live only for the day when they will finally be free to seek vengeance on all those treacherous bastards who once passed themselves off as loyal friends and allies and swore they were only in it because they all shared the same hopes and dreams...."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
70. "Rather than fretting about IQ scores, voters should try to determine what candidates read - other than the Bible, which they all say they read - and the kind of people with whom they spend their time."
Author: Jack Germond
71. "I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label."
Author: Jackie Robinson
72. "Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign."
Author: Jeb Bush
73. "The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture?"
Author: Jef I. Richards
74. "Senator Jon Kyl has given all of the eventual candidates in this race an excellent model of how to best serve Arizona and the country. He's set the bar extremely high, and I'll do my best to meet that standard."
Author: Jeff Flake
75. "In creating superdelegates, the Democratic Party recognized the expertise that its top holders of public office have gained by running for office themselves. They are experts at winning. They know the issues. They are in a unique position to evaluate presidential candidates."
Author: Jim Hunt
76. "I just think that the independent voters are going to take their time and look at both candidates."
Author: Jim Talent
77. "Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them."
Author: John George Nicolay
78. "Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to prospective employers, while adding an edge to your resume. If you blog consistently it shows your dedication, passions and creativity - all of which are key attributes employers look for in job candidates."
Author: Lauren Conrad
79. "I think the President himself is a remarkably intelligent, decent, ethical man. I think he did very well, but I think the job builds up over expectations which all candidates contribute to including this President that simply cannot be fulfilled."
Author: Lloyd Cutler
80. "The news is what it is. It's going to be good, it's going to be positive, it's going to be negative. It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always."
Author: Mark E. Hyman
81. "All of the candidates agree that the Democratic Party needs to undergo fundamental reforms."
Author: Martin Frost
82. "I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a proven track record of being a fighter. A fighting for what people believe in, whether it is popular or not. Despite the opposition, I stand true. Because people know that I will do what I say. And that I say what I do."
Author: Michele Bachmann
83. "In one of his puckish moods Saul talked the president of a university into letting him anonymously take an examination being administered to candidates for a doctorate in community organization. "Three of the questions were on the philosophy of and motivations of Saul Alinsky," writes Saul. "I answered two of them incorrectly."
Author: Nicholas Von Hoffman
84. "It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner."
Author: Niklaus Wirth
85. "Newt Gingrich's job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language."
Author: Pete Du Pont
86. "Marilynn...passed out black cases to everyone. I opened mine to find an iPad inside. Several candidates whistled. Despite my agitated state, it impressed me too. Maybe wizard school wasn't going to be as lame as I had thought."All of your schedules and assignments will be done on these," Marilynn explained. "The whole school is on these. We've had them for awhile now."
Author: Priya Ardis
87. "Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists."
Author: Rich Lowry
88. "Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate; some candidates have been careful to name a transition team as much as a year in advance."
Author: Richard V. Allen
89. "If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
90. "Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates."
Author: Robert Teeter
91. "I said during the course of the campaign I didn't like it and I don't like the idea of having an opponent's picture on your ads and it would be nice to see candidates sign a pledge like that."
Author: Scott McCallum
92. "If you treat your candidates as Resumes ……. They will remember you as Phone Calls !!!"
Author: Somu Korannavar
93. "Northwestern's alumni list is truly impressive. This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that's just me!"
Author: Stephen Colbert
94. "John Armato, a Public relations executive, cherishes his growing Library of Candidates. When people ask him if he's actually read all those books, he asks them if they've actually eaten all the food in their kitchen. "It is good to put up a supply of books; it increases the odds that you'll have what you want when you're hungry for it," he says"
Author: Steve Leveen
95. "The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous."
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
96. "It is not because a part of the government is elective, that makes it less a despotism, if the persons so elected possess afterwards, as a parliament, unlimited powers. Election, in this case, becomes separated from representation, and the candidates are candidates for despotism."
Author: Thomas Paine
97. "After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement."
Author: Timothy Garton Ash
98. "It was important for us to be as supportive as our candidates and as our incumbent senators would have us be."
Author: Tom Daschle
99. "The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork."
Author: Walter Lang
100. "We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans"
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski

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