"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stop me if you think you've heard this speech before (V)

Awww, go nuts; just start quoting from random pages in Bartlett's (or perhaps from cheesy "successories".)

Canadian Club of Ottawa, June 9, 2010:

As Fred Shero, former coach of the Philadelphia Flyers said, if you don't want criticism, "say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."

As Robert Browning said, "Tis looking downward that makes us dizzy."

As Sir Winston Churchill once said, "If we are together, nothing is impossible. If we are divided, all will fail."
Canadian Energy Forum, September 2, 2009:

Mason Cooley once said that, "Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard."
NOIA Conference, June 16, 2009:

We persevered and we were persistent. In the words of Robert Half, "Persistence is what makes the impossible possible; the possible likely; and the likely definite."

Mark Twain once said that "it takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech." And part of this speech has been in the making for much longer than that.
St. John's Bored of Trade, September 10, 2008:

American actress, Katherine Hepburn, once said, "To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time". I believe these words hold a dire warning for all Canadians.

If Stephen Harper gets a majority government, I’ll remind you of the words of Bachman Turner Overdrive, "You ain’t seen nothing yet."

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, "we are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance".
Hebron announcement, August 20, 2008:

Well, as oil pioneer J. Paul Getty once said, “the formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the oil business.

St. John's Bored of Trade, September 12, 2007:

I quoted Oprah Winfrey to Cathy Bennett the last time I was here and l say it again today, "The future is so bright it hurts my eyes."

Economic Club of Toronto, May 3, 2007:

Napoleon said "Leaders are dealers in hope."

Disraeli once said, "The English nation is never so great as in adversity."

I encourage the Prime Minister to consider the words of George Washington "Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise."
Nati luncheon, March 16, 2007:

As Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

The only problem is, as Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corporation put it, "When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts."
American composer and writer John Cage once said, "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation, said that, "The Number one benefit to information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
Response to the Speech from the Throne, March 22, 2006:
Henry Ford once said that: “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security….in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.”
Empire Club of Canada, February 3, 2005:
But I am reminded of the wisdom of another of your speakers, Golda Meir who said, "Don’t be humble, you are not that great."

During this Super Bowl week, the words of Vince Lombardi are appropriate: "It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up."

The Prime Minister’s actions reflect the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt: "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."



At 9:40 AM, September 11, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

How about a quote from Polly " It is usually a very shallow being that has to rape the minds of the Great ".......


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