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Wahrscheinlich kann man vom Nichtwollen seelisch nicht leben; eine Sache nicht tun wollen, das ist auf Dauer kein Lebensinhalt.


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In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ide...
THOMAS E. MANN
Redistricting is a deeply political process, with incumbents actively seeking to minimize the risk t...
THOMAS E. MANN
Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College.
THOMAS E. MANN
Incumbency adds a layer of advantage on top of this party dominance. But rather than foster an envir...
THOMAS E. MANN
In the old days, [the committee] raised small amounts of money, doled it out to people who didn't ne...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
Private sector labors unions continue to suffer losses in their membership while public sector and s...
THOMAS E. MANN
First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerate...
THOMAS E. MANN
A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisa...
THOMAS E. MANN
Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican ...
THOMAS E. MANN
This is the ugliest period in our politics in many decades, ... tribalism.
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
In the House, Republican prospects have been buoyed by several successful rounds of redistricting, w...
THOMAS E. MANN
Party and ideology routinely trump institutional interests and responsibilities. Regular order - the...
THOMAS E. MANN
It could become much worse. I could imagine a scenario in the next presidential election in which we...
THOMAS MANN (BROOKINGS INSTITUTION)
I think was Harry Truman who said, 'If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic,' ... The...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
I think Governor Bush can feel very confident that Cheney will not be a negative and will be a marve...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
Incumbents are safe, but party majorities are not. This fosters symbolic votes, message politics and...
THOMAS E. MANN
All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September...
THOMAS E. MANN
On every other aspect of his agenda, he is pretty close to dead in the water. This is one area of pr...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
Votes in federal elections are cast and counted in a highly decentralized and variable fashion, with...
THOMAS E. MANN
If those train wrecks and if that gamesmanship is being driven by broad political forces, narrow mar...
THOMAS MANN (BROOKINGS INSTITUTION)
Mandates are not objective realities but subjective interpretations of elections sold successfully b...
THOMAS E. MANN
Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan off...
THOMAS E. MANN
Democrats do best in urban centers, Republicans in outer suburbs and rural areas.
THOMAS E. MANN
The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attac...
THOMAS E. MANN
You don't keep real confidence in the economy when you hear that the Social Security system is going...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
The problem will be finding floor time, especially in the Senate, where Supreme Court nominations, a...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
They feel emboldened in a way that they weren't after 9-11. They see that their criticisms help shap...
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
THOMAS E. MANN
They are trying to neutralize this issue cluster with Kerry's war record and with lots of pleasing r...
THOMAS MANN (BROOKINGS INSTITUTION)
The energy on cultural issues has been on the side of the conservatives,
THOMAS MANN (POLITICAL ANALYST)
I own a horse and ride, but I don't know racing or betting.
MICHAEL MANN
Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.
HERBIE MANN
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering...
HORACE MANN
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borro...
HORACE MANN
Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversitie...
HORACE MANN
I just started taking pictures, and it was - it was an instant love affair. It was just ecstatic.
SALLY MANN
There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated, totally divorced ...
AIMEE MANN
I guess I have a certain willingness for audacity.
SALLY MANN
When I read something, I picture that scene in that detail. That becomes very similar to composing a...
SALLY MANN
The age of 18 seemed the right time to try something different in my life. Moving to the U.K. was a ...
MANFRED MANN
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
HORACE MANN
Teaching isn't one-tenth as effective as training.
HORACE MANN
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
HORACE MANN
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in ...
HORACE MANN
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children wi...
HORACE MANN
I play Father Francis in 'The Exorcist Prequel.' It's fantastic. We are shooting in Morr...
GABRIEL MANN
The only description for Nolan in the script was that he's a very bad dresser. I put on a red wi...
GABRIEL MANN
But TV has changed completely. It's not until you come into people's homes that everyone say...
GABRIEL MANN
You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and...
BARRY MANN
If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.
BARRY MANN
I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
BARRY MANN
It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
BARRY MANN
He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.
HORACE MANN
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
HORACE MANN
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by i...
HORACE MANN
Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No rewa...
HORACE MANN
We recorded the band pretty much live.
AIMEE MANN
I'm not into music as a consumer. A songwriter should share their outlook with a measure of honesty,...
AIMEE MANN
I don't think it's really a term you would come across in boxing. I have a friend who is a boxer who...
AIMEE MANN
You pay to get radio play, pretty much, ... and you get what you pay for. It's not really a level pl...
AIMEE MANN
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
HORACE MANN
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
HORACE MANN
I just thought I couldn't get into a rhythm in the first half. In the second half my teammates stepp...
ALI MANN
Our defense really locked down and made them work for every shot they could get.
ALI MANN
The biggest problem is getting to work.
BARRY MANN
I had already about five or six songs written just for myself, but I never thought I'd end up being ...
BARRY MANN
Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning bud...
MICHAEL MANN
The auditors have raised questions about the support and the documentation rather than questioning t...
CATHY MANN
Before mental skills can really make a difference, a golfer has to develop swing skills and course m...
CAROL MANN
All the things you put off, like learning to play the piano or leaning a different language? You'...
LESLIE MANN