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More freedom means more jobs... less government and less taxes. Todd Akin

The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs. King Abdullah II

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too. Shana Alexander

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. Mao Zedong

The whole student loan thing drives me completely nuts. If it wasn't possible for 18-year-olds to sign themselves up for tens of thousands of dollars in debt in order to pay their college bills, the state governments wouldn't have found it so politically easy to cut taxpayer support for public colleges and universities. Gail Collins

Let's do more than say the 'Pledge of Allegiance.' Let us live it! Emanuel Cleaver

I met Will Smith twice. I didn't talk to him for too long but I was trying to let him know that my age group grew up watching him - he was the coolest guy on television and the coolest guy in movies. J. Cole

Some find that very optimistic people have benign illusions about themselves. These people may think they have more control, or more skill, than they actually do. Others have found that optimistic people have a good handle on reality. The jury is still out. Martin Seligman

It's very easy for me to play silly, but to reveal something closer to you, that's so much harder. Will Ferrell

Hope is the raw material of losers. Fernando Flores

The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me. Bede Griffiths

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan's look good. Bill Walton

There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55. Robert Cormier

If you have to design something, choose things that we need as opposed to frivolous things that we might just want for a month or two for bragging rights. Saul Griffith

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that's my religion. Alice Walker

For me, theory has always opened things up to where I can walk into a room and just by hearing something I know exactly where to go on the guitar. I have a better time playing because I have a variety of colors to bring to the table. John Frusciante

Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. Samuel Johnson

I'm personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I'm not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican. Elon Musk

It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace. Ernest Istook

Your life works to the degree you keep your agreements. Werner Erhard