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We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.


Eamon de Valera

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I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
LOUIS AGASSIZ
We cannot afford to leave the poor behind.
P. CHIDAMBARAM
Negotiating with de Valera.... is like trying to pick up mercury with a fork.
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE
There was a kind of madness in the country. Eamon De Valera, the prime minister, had this vision of ...
FRANK MCCOURT
I was made to learn Latin and Greek, but I resented it, being of opinion that it was silly to learn ...
BERTRAND RUSSELL
It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower fo...
EAMON DE VALERA
We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead...
EAMON DE VALERA
Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in governmen...
TIM MURPHY
When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage a...
EAMON DE VALERA
From the moment this war began, there was, for this state, only one policy possible, neutrality.
EAMON DE VALERA
We must do better militarily, ... We cannot afford to waste more opportunities to fulfill our object...
JAVIER SOLANA
We must do better militarily. We cannot afford to waste more opportunities to fulfill our objectives...
JAVIER SOLANA
We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
GEORGE ADAMS
We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS
Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged int...
EAMON DE VALERA
Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government ha...
EAMON DE VALERA
The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more di...
EAMON DE VALERA
It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.
EAMON DE VALERA
We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of comi...
EAMON DE VALERA
Mr. Churchill is proud of Britain's stand alone, after France had fallen and before America ente...
EAMON DE VALERA
If there is to be any hope of prosperity for this country it is by reversing that policy which made ...
EAMON DE VALERA
I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if con...
EAMON DE VALERA
If war comes upon us, it will come as a thief in the night.
EAMON DE VALERA
We can afford all that we need; but we cannot afford all that we want
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private ...
HENRY HAZLITT
We cannot afford to make changes blindly, or in unnecessary haste,
PORTER GOSS
With so much at stake, we cannot afford to be clandestine or irresponsible operators.
CHOCK ENG TAH
It is time to cut out the mountains of waste and inefficiency and duplication in the federal governm...
MITT ROMNEY
We cannot afford to soften these conditions.
DENNIS ROSS
The nation can't afford that kind of inefficiency, red tape and inflated costs when we have an entir...
CHARLIE NORWOOD
It is imperative that we have seamless execution [Saturday]. We cannot afford unnecessary penalties,...
ALEX KANDABAROW
There is no remedy for time misspent; No healing for the waste of idleness, Whose very languor...
SIR AUBREY DE VERE
We cannot afford to let our guard down,
MICHAEL CHERTOFF
We simply cannot afford to ignore this research any longer.
BOB WATT
We believe our county cannot afford this moratorium.
DALE GRAHAM
You have a lot of seniors that live in this community. We cannot afford this large increase. Even th...
DOREEN GUERIN
We cannot wish for that we know not.
VOLTAIRE
As a professional, I cannot afford to be complacent.
AMITABH BACHCHAN
Israel cannot afford to be duped.
EHUD BARAK
A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
WILL DURANT
While we salute and celebrate this progress, we cannot afford to gamble with the bears' future,
CARL POPE
We must unify Taiwan; we cannot afford to have our society being divided in half.
CHEN SHUI-BIAN
As a consequence of the lack of continuity, the ball gets dropped. It creates so much waste, ineffic...
JAY WOLFSON
We must unify Taiwan, we cannot afford to have our society being divided in half.
CHEN SHUI-BIAN
You cannot fast-forward time, you cannot rewind it, and you cannot pause it; you can only waste or b...
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
Israel cannot afford a war of attrition.
AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN
I cannot afford to watch Fox News.
GIL SCOTT-HERON
In response, we care about the students, too. That's why we're doing this. We have good drivers and ...
DARRELL BRADEN
We cannot afford to spend millions and millions over nuclear arms when there is poverty and unemploy...
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI
Even a teenager here can identify pure gold. So we cannot afford any cheating.
ABDUL KARIM
We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the...
JAN BREWER
No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate. We have to...
DOROTHY HEIGHT
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication s...
THOMAS SOWELL
Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and w...
ED MARKEY
We cannot afford to lose the momentum of hope that Prop. 71 brought us.
ZACH HALL
We cannot afford to take another hit like that from water.
JOSEPH GALLAGHER
Our parents cannot afford the resources wealthy parents have such as books, magazine and newspaper s...
DIANE TERRY
We cannot afford the over-consumptive paradigm of the day; it is either feast today; starve tomorrow...
HANNO LANGENHOVEN
We cannot say no to what has already been approved by the citizens.
CARLES PUIGDEMONT
We cannot gamble with American lives. I will not gamble with American lives.
JOHN F. KELLY
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
DOLLY PARTON
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
VOLTAIRE
For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
BARBARA JORDAN
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of w...
GOLDA MEIR
A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist
WILL DURANT
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to ...
JOHN LUBBOCK
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening...
JOHN LUBBOCK
We cannot learn men from books.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
MAX DE PREE
But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE
We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is.
ADOLFO AGUILAR ZINSER
The city cannot afford to continue financing for the zoo.
CEEON QUIETT
This is a financial burden, which frankly I cannot afford.
NANCY DAVIS
Stocks with this kind of valuation cannot afford to disappoint.
PLUM SHIPTON
You cannot afford to gamble your youth only for fun.
AMIT KALANTRI
We want to make sure that our scientists can speak freely. We cannot afford to have these scientists...
JENNY MACKLIN
In the mid- 1990s, we began re-evaluating common practices within the aerospace industry. We became ...
MIKE DUNLOP
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of w...
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to ...
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
Corporate America cannot afford to remain silent or passive about the downward spiral we are undergo...
SIMON MAINWARING
An orthodox belief in big government's inefficiency cannot coexist with an orthodox belief in pr...
TIMOTHY NOAH
We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosio...
GERMAINE GREER
Several people mentioned we need more free things. We know many senior citizens who can afford to go...
KAY WILLIAMS
We can't afford incompatible standards or roadblocks to access.
JANICE VANDENBRINK
The risk of just one terrorist with just one nuclear weapon is a risk we simply cannot afford to tak...
JOHN O. BRENNAN
Whether this man would have carried out his threats is uncertain, but we cannot afford to take chanc...
IAN CANAAN
We cannot afford to lose anything, and the probability of that happening with four copies is minute.
RICHARD BOULDERSTONE
We cannot afford not to have Mardi Gras. That message would be -- New Orleans is closed for business...
ARTHUR HARDY
A country cannot afford to ignore its poor and disadvantaged. Common humanity means that we should n...
JOHN FARNDON
I wouldn't buy a lot of the properties that first-time buyers are buying.
EAMON
You've got your 11-year-old kid going into junior high, ... It's like, dude, they're going to be exp...
EAMON
Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.
PAUL SAMUELSON
The problem is escalating in Turkey. We cannot waste time; it's a serious threat for our country.
KAMYAR DAHIM
We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness-either enforc...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
JAMES A. BALDWIN
I probably get five calls a day from people who cannot find a place that they can afford to live ......
JUDY SWANSON
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
JAMES BALDWIN
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. -James...
JAMES BALDWIN
I cannot afford to lose you, too"
"You cannot lose something you do not own. Take me with you
KIERSTEN WHITE
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled
JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN

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Indolence is the sleep of the mind. [Fr., L'indolence est le sommeil des esprits.]
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If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
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Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
EDMOND DE GONCOURT
What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man who dwells in a desert and is an unfeel...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in convers...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate yo...
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
'Tis a dainty thing to command, though 'twere but a flock of sheep.
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest...
MARQUIS DE SADE
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
MAX DE PREE
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what w...
MAX DE PREE
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
REMY DE GOURMONT
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revi...
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch's soul; whoever raises it only to torment him is be...
MARQUIS DE SADE
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Fortune and humor govern the world.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among peop...
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in the...
CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU
One returns to the place one came from.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.
MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES
I love those historians that are either very simple or most excellent. Such as are between both (whi...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
MADAME DE MAINTENON
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small intere...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for w...
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
To many fame comes too late.
LUIS DE CAMOENS
People should realize we're jerks just like them.
EDWARD DE BONO
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is for want of application, rather than of means that people fail,
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartl...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
Behold, my love, behold all that I simultaneously do: scandal, seduction, bad example, incest, adult...
MARQUIS DE SADE
We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.
MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES
However energetically society in general may strive to make all the citizens equal and alike, the pe...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD