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Top 77 Quotes About Predecessor

#1. In his musicals with Garland, Rooney was the sparkplug for prodigious entrepreneurship - that era's predecessor of the garage band, but with Gershwin tunes and an all-star cast. - Author: Richard Corliss
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#2. The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault. - Author: Sarah Palin
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#3. predecessor of Isaac Newton at Cambridge University, maintained that irrational numbers have no meaning independent of geometric lengths. - Author: Morris Kline
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#4. I used to say I never talk about my successor, neither about my predecessor. - Author: Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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#5. Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular. - Author: Emile Durkheim
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#6. The regime which is destroyed by a revolution is almost always an improvement on its immediate predecessor, and experience teaches that the most critical moment for bad governments is the one which witnesses their first steps toward reform. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#7. It is clear that my predecessor as First Minister is frightening the life out of the Tories and the Labour Party. Long may it continue. - Author: Nicola Sturgeon
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#8. Pleasure principle, a psychoanalytical term coined by Gustav Theodor Fechner, a predecessor of Sigmund Freud - Author: Anonymous
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#9. Psychological man may be going nowhere, but he aims to achieve a certain speed and certainty in going. Like his predecessor, the man of the market economy, he understands morality as that which is conducive to increased activity. The important thing is to keep going. - Author: Philip Rieff
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#10. Stuckness shouldn't be avoided. It's the physic predecessor of all real understanding. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#11. She sat in her chair and looked around the room. What should she take with her? The antique chatrang board her predecessor had given her? Her mummified baby alligator, which she had on the theory that every sorcerer's lair should have a mummified reptile of some kind? - Author: Tim Pratt
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#12. Been trading up recently? You have, haven't you? You'll be squawking that you're too rational, too busy and too socially concerned for any of that. But go through the fridge - come to think of it, what about the fridge itself? I bet it's bigger than its predecessor. - Author: Peter York
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#13. The large executive chair elevates the sitter. and it is covered with the skin of some animal, preferably your predecessor. - Author: Emilio Ambasz
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#14. I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men ... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor. - Author: Martin Van Buren
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#15. We vetoed five income tax increases during my time as governor. We cut business taxes $2.3 billion, and we cut regulation by one-third of what my predecessor put in place. - Author: Chris Christie
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#16. On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success. - Author: Martin Van Buren
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#17. Every bit as visceral and hypnotic as its award-winning predecessor, On the Ropes is a tour-de-force of fluid, yet detailed storytelling. - Author: Dave Gibbons
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#18. To Yelena, our newest food taster. May you last longer than your predecessor. - Author: Maria V. Snyder
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#19. (Alice Balint)called maternal love removed from reality, 'archaic love', and regarded it as the predecessor of civilized maternal love. This archaic love is based on the feeling that the child's body was part of the mother's body; it is hers and she can do with it as she pleases. - Author: Terez Virag
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#20. Towering genius disdains a beaten path ... It sees no distinction in adding story to story ... It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it ... - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#21. It is true that my predecessor did not object, as I do, to pictures of one's golf skill in action. But neither, on the other hand, did he ever bean a Secret Serviceman. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#22. The Saints are Louisiana's team and have been since the late '60s when my predecessor Pete Rozelle welcomed them to the league as New Orleans' team and Louisiana's team. Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana. - Author: Paul Tagliabue
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#23. There is a distorted perception of what goes on in Brussels. No one reports on the Commission taking a hundred initiatives from its predecessor off the table in order to shift competencies back to member state governments. - Author: Jean-Claude Juncker
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#24. Bush himself came into office with no curiosity about the world, only a suspicion that his predecessor had entangled America in far too many obscure places of no importance to national interests. Wolfowitz - Author: George Packer
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#25. Dog doesn't eat dog, and doctors don't bite doctors, not even when they are mad doctors. I shouldn't care to cast any reflection on my eminent predecessor in Potter's Pond, if I could avoid it; - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#26. There's a preponderance of scientists and engineers among China's rulers. New President Xi Jinping was trained as a chemical engineer. His predecessor, Hu Jintao, earned a degree in hydraulic engineering. His predecessor, Jiang Zemin, held a degree in electrical engineering. - Author: Ramez Naam
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#27. Putin has reversed all the liberalizing reforms carried out by his predecessor. - Author: Alexei Navalny
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#28. Maybe he was a good man once, this old one, my predecessor, but they had worn him down, in thirty years, like a big knife made thin and fragile, needlelike, from constant honings. All that good steel just rubbed away no one knew where. - Author: James Jones
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#29. VI was predecessor to hundreds of word processing systems. By now, Unix folks see it as a bit stodgy - it hasn't the versatility of Gnu-Emacs, nor the friendliness of more modern editors. Despite that, VI shows up on every Unix system. - Author: Clifford Stoll
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#30. for your lords are readier to feed idle people than to take care of the sick; and often the heir is not able to keep together so great a family as his predecessor did. - Author: Thomas More
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#31. Whatever part I'm playing, I always carry with me something that's been used by an illustrious predecessor. I'm a great believer in a touching of hands. I have daggers belonging to Henry Irving and Sarah Siddons. - Author: Donald Sinden
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#32. My predecessor, P. W. Botha, had an inner circle, and I did not like it. I preferred decisions to evolve out of cabinet discussions. That way, we achieved real co-ownership of our policies. - Author: F. W. De Klerk
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#33. To equal a predecessor, one must have twice they worth. - Author: Baltasar Gracian
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#34. Most of the 50 or so invitations you receive each week come from people inviting the President's Chief of Staff, not you. If you doubt that, ask your predecessor how many he received last week. - Author: Donald Rumsfeld
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#35. How bizarre it seems to us, Hudson had been looking for a route to the Pacific Ocean, as his predecessor Christopher Columbus had been looking for a route to the East Indies . . . I thought The routes we think we are taking are not the routes we will take. The routes that take us. I - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#36. While Johns (Martin Luther King's predecessor as pastor in Montgomery) agreed with Dexter's general disdain for emotionalism, he was very fond of traditional spirituals, believing they represented a part of their history they ought to embrace and celebrate. - Author: Troy Jackson
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#37. The castle's predecessor, the Roman villa, had been unfortified, depending on Roman law and the Roman legions for its ramparts. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#38. Whether out of professional pique or some instinct of fear, the ship's mascot - a cat named Dowie, after Captain Turner's predecessor - fled the ship that night, for points unknown. - Author: Erik Larson
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#39. Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate. - Author: Amit Kalantri
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#40. As a candidate, Clinton had - as all candidates do - torn into his predecessor for coddling China and promised that he would get tough on China's human rights abuses. As president, Clinton had - as all presidents do - come to see that the reality was a bit more complicated. - Author: Michael Tomasky
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#41. Like his illustrious predecessor, Parsons did not see the two disciplines of science and magic as contradictory. - Author: George Pendle
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#42. Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies. - Author: Buzz Aldrin
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#43. For Obama to save himself, he should be thinking about the example of an unlikely Republican predecessor: Richard Nixon. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#44. In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins. President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate. - Author: Noah Feldman
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#45. Today I stand before the world organization which has succeeded to the mantle discarded by its discredited predecessor. - Author: Haile Selassie
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#46. In the farsighted words of Thomas Jefferson, writing to his predecessor, John Adams, 'The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#47. I'm confident that, were I mayor, I would do some things differently than he has. But I think there's a world of difference between him and his immediate predecessor. - Author: David Dinkins
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#48. High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor ... - Author: Milan Kundera
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#49. There is little to be gained from looking backward with disapproval at the consistency of human folly except to notice how each generation thinks itself immune to its predecessor's mistakes. - Author: John H. Makin
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#50. Every predecessor has used mercenaries, often drawn from the country that they're attacking, like England ran India with Indian mercenaries. You take them from one place and send them to kill people in the other place. That's the standard way to run imperial wars. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#51. The new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, while a vast improvement on his predecessor is not doing much, if anything, to slow that process done. - Author: Justine Larbalestier
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#52. Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I must work harder at not repeating myself. However, I enjoy the challenge. This is the greatest job in the world. - Author: Jonathan Kellerman
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#53. We have a disturbing cultural appetite for novelty, and it seems to me wrong each new laureate should dislodge the ideas of his or her predecessor, especially when they're still unfolding. - Author: Louise Gluck
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#54. In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#55. The seasons split at the seams: spring, summer, fall and winter. I've always pictured them as giant sacks filled with air and color and smell. When it's time for one season to be over, the next seasons splits open and pours over the world, drowning its tired and waning predecessor with its strength. - Author: Tarryn Fisher
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#56. You might have been able to fool people the first time, or something, but you really can't make a successful sequel today unless people really, really liked the predecessor. - Author: Neal H. Moritz
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#57. Being a native of Spain, the country to which I owe much of my education and cultural background, I was deeply influenced by my great predecessor Santiago Ramon y Cajal. - Author: Severo Ochoa
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#58. Notwithstanding a mendacious press; notwithstanding a subsidized gang of hirelings who have not ceased to traduce me, I have discharged all my official duties and fulfilled my pledges. And I say here tonight that if my predecessor had lived, the vials of wrath would have poured out upon him. - Author: Andrew Johnson
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#59. Facts are facts: No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Great Depression inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses or deeper problems from his predecessor. But President Obama is moving America forward, not back. - Author: Martin O'Malley
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#60. Every president when he is elected has to live with the pluses and minuses his predecessor leaves, which includes benefits as well as burdens. - Author: Donald Rumsfeld
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#61. Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity - a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor's bling and Ferragamo shoes - those were pretty entertaining. And he's translating all of that into a policy agenda. - Author: Ronan Farrow
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#62. I shall tread in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor. - Author: Martin Van Buren
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#63. When you're writing for a sequel and there's a movie that's been deemed sacred ground by the fanbase that's the predecessor, you cannot do anything to tread on that, so it's a bit trickier than just being able to sit down and write something. - Author: Troy Duffy
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#64. President Ford was taken for a ride by his predecessor, whom he unpardonably pardoned; Jimmy Carter was also taken for a ride, but by his successor, Ronald Reagan, over the return of the Iran hostages. - Author: Nigel Hamilton
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#65. And when the old deception of a supernatural and God-appointed authority had dwindled away these men were only concerned to devise a new one which like its predecessor should make it possible to hold the people in bondage to a limited number of rulers. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#66. Nixon became the first (and to date, only) former Vice President to be elected President (every other Vice President who moved into the Presidency either succeeded upon his predecessor's death, or won election directly from the Vice Presidency). - Author: George Washington
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#67. Now, some have said I blame too many problems on my predecessor, but let's not forget that's a practice that was initiated by George W. Bush. - Author: Barack Obama
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#68. However much one generation learns from another, it can never learn from its predecessor the genuinely human factor. In this respect every generation begins afresh. Thus no generation has learned from another how to love, no generation can begin other than at the beginning. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#69. Footnoting references, signalling quotations, and so on were no part of a 13th-century scholar's duty. He could recycle his own and his predecessor's work without a qualm. He knew nothing of copyright and plagiarism, which are 17th-century inventions. - Author: Fergus Kerr
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#70. The imitator treads a beaten walk, and with all his diligence can only find a few flowers or branches untouched by his predecessor, the refuse of contempt, or the omissions of negligence. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#71. A learned historian declared to me of a contemporary, that the latter had appropriated his researches; he might, indeed, and he had a right to refer to the same originals; but if his predecessor had opened the sources for him, gratitude is not a silent virtue. - Author: Isaac D'Israeli
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#72. It is easy to surpass a predecessor, but difficult to avoid being surpassed by a successor. - Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
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#73. I had toward the poetic art a peculiar relation which was only practical after I had cherished in my mind for a long time a subject which possessed me, a model which inspired me, a predecessor who attracted me, until at length, after I had molded it - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#74. In 1962, President Kennedy expanded an earlier trade embargo put in place by a predecessor, President Eisenhower, to a total economic blockade, which pushed the Cubans further in Moscow's direction. - Author: Tariq Ali
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#75. A Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, who does believe in climate change, nevertheless advised her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, to abandon his emissions trading scheme. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#76. We will make a great and awful mistake if we fail to settle Hebron, neighbor and predecessor of Jerusalem, with a large Jewish settlement, constantly growing and expanding, very soon. This will also be a blessing to the Arab neighbors. Hebron is worthy to be Jerusalem's sister. - Author: David Ben-Gurion
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#77. I have no sense of a model or predecessor when I write a memoir: For me, the form exists as a method of processing material that retains too many connections to life to be approached strictly and aesthetically. A memoir is a risk, a one-off, a bastard child. - Author: Rachel Cusk
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