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1. "We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source."
Author: Adlai Stevenson
2. "As opposed to this, we National Socialists must hold unflinchingly to our aim in foreign policy, namely, to secure for the German people the land and soil to which they are entitled on this earth. And this action is the only one which, before God and our German posterity, would make any sacrifice of blood seem justified."
Author: Adolf Hitler
3. "Congress has shortchanged not only foreign aid but foreign policy. A mistaken notion that diplomats are unimportant and hence undeserving of support grips conservative legislators, especially."
Author: Anthony Lewis
4. "Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy."
Author: Carlos Mesa
5. "I don't want foreign policy developed just by one party and ride roughshod over the other party."
Author: Charles H. Percy
6. "How can I play baseball when I'm worried about foreign policy?"
Author: Charles M. Schulz
7. "The Daily Mail can't say 'asylum-seeker' without saying 'foreign criminal' in the same sentence. I'm sure it's practically editorial policy."
Author: Chris Cleave
8. "I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman."
Author: Eugene Jarecki
9. "To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th."
Author: Evan Bayh
10. "All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport -- in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy."[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience]"
Author: George Bernard Shaw
11. "A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live."
Author: George F. Kennan
12. "My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war."
Author: Georges Clemenceau
13. "I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy."
Author: Geraldine Ferraro
14. "And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan."
Author: Gianni Agnelli
15. "Collecting secrets was and is crucial to solving foreign policy puzzles."
Author: Gregory F. Treverton
16. "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere."
Author: Harry Belafonte
17. "But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest."
Author: Harry Browne
18. "The foreign policy of this government is driven by politics - to extend a revolution worldwide. My objective with regards to foreign relations is to benefit all Venezuelans."
Author: Henrique Capriles Radonski
19. "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
Author: Henry Kissinger
20. "A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security"
Author: Henry Kissinger
21. "American foreign policy has been - and must continue to be - based on unequivocal support for Israel's right to exist and to be free from terror."
Author: Howard Berman
22. "Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
Author: Howard Berman
23. "My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot."
Author: Jennifer Gilmore
24. "Go to the internet and go to the FBI website and go to their international list of top ten terrorists. You will see Bin Laden there, bring his name up and his picture. Amazingly, all the charges: the embassy of '98 and this other stuff is all listed. But, ironically nothing on 9/11. NOTHING! Now when the FBI was pressed as to why 9/11 wasn't included, their response was "We don't have enough evidence." Now, people, if you're like me that is extremely disturbing; we've fought two wars, we've changed our entire foreign policy and we've had the PATRIOT act put on us, all, supposedly, because of Osama Bin Laden!"
Author: Jesse Ventura
25. "Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood."
Author: Jimmy Carter
26. "We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development."
Author: Jinato Hu
27. "Already, China has undermined U.S. foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan. We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil."
Author: Jo Ann Emerson
28. "Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a question of issue for the American people to vote on."
Author: John Dingell
29. "And that's why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change."
Author: John Perkins
30. "The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies — socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor — and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonalds is to food."
Author: John Pilger
31. "We have a prime minister, I'm the foreign minister, I'm trying to get on with the job of doing Australia's foreign policy."
Author: Kevin Rudd
32. "Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany."
Author: Klaus Fuchs
33. "Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered."
Author: Lee H. Hamilton
34. "I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region."
Author: Madeleine Albright
35. "Both the Obama and Romney campaigns said they pulled all their political ads today in observance of the September 11th anniversary. But politics wasn't very far offstage. The Obama campaign sees foreign policy as an advantage this year."
Author: Mara Liasson
36. "With a foreign policy appropriately rooted in some sense of humanitarian decency, the Central African crisis will not be easily ignored by American policymakers. It screams for remedy."
Author: Michael Johns
37. "First of all, the world criticizes American foreign policy because Americans criticize American foreign policy. We shouldn't be surprised about that. Criticizing government is a God-given right - at least in democracies."
Author: Michael Mandelbaum
38. "Everyone in the Middle East pretty much wants to come and be an American citizen, but pretty much everybody is angry with the U. S. foreign policy."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
39. "To claim the World Bank is just an extension of U.S. foreign policy is just wrong."
Author: Nicholas Stern
40. "Too often in the post-9/11 world, when the time has come to translate the moral, and essentially progressive, roots of foreign policy idealism into plans for American action, liberals have said, 'Duck."
Author: Richard Just
41. "The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy."
Author: Richard V. Allen
42. "I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy."
Author: Roger Waters
43. "We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might."
Author: Theodore C. Sorensen
44. "A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle East is the cure for terrorism."
Author: Timothy Garton Ash
45. "Yes the Jews do many foul things and they distort our foreign policy but not everything that goes bad can be blamed on the Jews."
Author: Tom Metzger
46. "The platform we had in Dallas, the 1984 Republican platform, all the ideas we supported there - from tax policy, to foreign policy; from individual rights, to neighborhood security - are things that Jefferson Davis and his people believed in."
Author: Trent Lott
47. "If the U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, they cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. On 9/11/2001, Americans noticed that payback can be a real motherfucker."
Author: Ward Churchill
48. "If U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned."
Author: Ward Churchill
49. "War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions."
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
50. "I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love."
Author: Ziggy Marley

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January 17 A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance. John 10:10 I believe practically every little girl has at least four dreams: 1) to be a bride, 2) to be beautiful, 3) to be fruitful (which we usually define as having children), and 4) to live happily ever after. Boys have dreams that don't differ all that much. They also want a significant relationship and want to be considered handsome. Boys desire a legacy, and they certainly want to live happily ever after. But while Satan desires to destroy our dreams, God wants to surpass them. He gives us our dreams so we'll long for His reality."
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