George Shultz Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 35 George Shultz Quotes

#1. I've always tried to live in the future and think about things and how to make things better. If you have great-grandchildren around, and their pictures are looking at you, well, that's the future. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#2. The source of all the energy is the sun. The big challenge is, how do you use all of that energy? Solar power has to fascinate you. There have been strides to get the costs down, and if this will work, you have to get costs down so it is competitive with fossil fuels. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#3. Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy. It's the Reagan way. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#4. I like the life of ideas and applying ideas to action. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#5. The civilized world has a common stake in defeating the terrorists. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#6. Obama seems to want to do something to damage rich people. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#7. There is no prospect that the United States will say to Israel, 'You do such and such and we'll not support you in your security.' - Author: George P. Shultz
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#8. It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#9. What we want is scientists who don't become part of the policy discussion: All they do is produce science. If someone becomes an advocate, then I won't pay as much attention to their science. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#10. Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But Americans, being a practical people, also want their foreign policy to be effective. - Author: George Shultz
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#11. Terrorism is not a matter that can be left to law enforcement, with its deliberative process, built-in delays, and safeguards that may let the prisoner go free on procedural grounds. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#12. Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#13. You've got to dream a little bit if you're going to get somewhere. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#14. Increasingly, the state system has been eroding. Terrorists have exploited this weakness by burrowing into the state system in order to attack it. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#15. I think the idea that you would do everything you can to prevent what is coming at you by way of something very disruptive - a 9/11 - it's a no-brainer. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#16. Nothing ever gets settled in this town. a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#17. I have a great pic of my father and Rev. Graham laughing hysterically at some joke with George Pratt Shultz looking on back in 1972 or so. - Author: Ben Stein
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#18. The 1986 tax act is sort of the unsung hero of the very good economic times we had for a long time. Of course, politics gums it all up again and preferences get put in. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#19. A strong foundation exists for immediate military action against Saddam Hussein and for a multilateral effort to rebuild Iraq after he is gone. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#20. Strong growth means increased use of energy at a pace that can strain the capacity to supply what is needed at a reasonable price. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#21. If you ask me what am I, I might say 'I am a Californian,' and if George Bush were here, he would say 'I am a Texan.' - Author: George P. Shultz
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#22. The revolution in global communications thus forces all nations to reconsider traditional ways of thinking about national sovereignty. - Author: George Shultz
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#23. The higher the classification of secrecy, the quicker you will report it. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#24. I don't know how you define 'neoconservatism,' but I think it's associated with trying to spread open political systems and democracy. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#25. You don't get gushers of revenue by raising tax rates. You get it through expansion. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#26. My experience is that if the military didn't want to use force and was confronted with a president that did, the military would come back with what I would call the 'bomb Moscow' scenario. They would say it had to be done with conditions that were so extreme, you obviously wouldn't do it. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#27. Ideas matter a lot, the underlying ideas that stand behind policies. When you don't have ideas, your policies are flip-flopping all over the place. When you do have ideas, you have more consistency. And when you have the right ideas - then you can get somewhere (reagan had the right ideas). - Author: George P. Shultz
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#28. We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#29. If somebody had made that [deal] to me when I was a businessman, I would have said he proposed to give me the sleeves from his vest. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#30. The armed forces are paying a lot more attention to the use of energy. The Air Force has realized that the paint on planes is heavy, so there are going to be a lot more silver planes, or planes painted in a less heavy way, so that you are using less fuel to get from point A to point B. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#31. I want my grandchildren to be proud of me. That's the main thing. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#32. If they are too big to fail, make them smaller. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#33. Open political and economic systems have been gaining ground and there's a good reason for it. They work better. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#34. I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that. - Author: George P. Shultz
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#35. Between 1980 and 1990, the number of countries that were classified as 'free' or 'mostly free' increased by about 50%. - Author: George P. Shultz
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