Quotation Explorer - 'Policy'

It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. - Jerome K. Jerome
MySchool not OurSchools. In the basic logic of policy, there is now no difference between Labor and Liberal/National parties. The unchallenged assumption of national and state policy is that whatever problem exists, market logic can fix it. - Raewyn Connell
Honesty is the best insurance policy. - Brian Spellman
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. - Albert Camus
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has taken place. - Sir Winston Churchill
Al Qaeda's central political objective is the creation of an Islamic republic, not the progressive realignment of American foreign policy. - Simon Cottee
Toward the end of the Second World War, anew consciousness arose amongst the publicand policy makers of the Western World. Afterten years of crippling economic depressionand another five at war, the public demandedsomething new from their disintegratingurban environments. - Lucas Mascotto-Carbone
In inventing [General Juan Manuel de] Rosas’ self-justification, I have taken the liberty of drawing almost exclusively on the words of Tony Blair, and the various self-justifications he produced to defend his foreign policy adventures with George Bush in the Middle East and the Central Asia. - Harry Thompson
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. - George Carlin
Feeling good about yourself is not the same thing as doing good. Good policy is more important than good feelings. - Theodore Dalrymple
The man who believes that honesty is the best policy is not an honest man. - Paul Hoffman
Honesty's the best policy. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
If a policy is wrongheaded feckless and corrupt I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. - David H. Hackworth
The foreign policy aim of ants can be summed up as follows: restless aggression, territorial conquest, and genocidal annihilation of neighboring colonies whenever possible. If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week. - Bert Hölldobler, Edward Wilson
Honesty has become the second best policy with your spouse…discretions apply elsewhere - Amit Abraham
By now, they rank people by income level or wages roughly the same: The bottom seventy per cent or so are virtually disenfranchised; they have almost no influence on policy, and as you move up the scale you get more influence. At the very top, you basically run the show. - Noam Chomsky
War is only a continuation of state policy by other means.
We can't expect to solve problems if all we do is tear each other down. You can disagree with a certain policy without demonizing the person who espouses it. - Barack Obama
...while social analysis must always be part of curriculum development and teaching, education policy and practice needs to be protected against the dangers of fads, obsessions and moral panics. - Rob Gilbert and Pam Gilbert
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. - George Washington
As a teacher, his task was not to make policy but to follow the policy made by the Department. - Earl Lovelace
Honesty, for me, is usually the worst policy imaginable. - Patricia Highsmith
The only real insurance you have against disease is a healthy body. Invest wisely, generously and often in that policy. - Toni Sorenson
The USA government states that the New Mexico Trinity nuclear bomb site is still highly radioactive and 'harmless'. It is interesting to note in the era of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) that it is USA government policy that radio frequency (RF) and electricity are also 'harmless'. - Steven Magee
To err is human; to forgive is simply not our policy
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
If the U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, they cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned. On 9/11/2001, Americans noticed that payback can be a real motherfucker. - Ward Churchill
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. - George Washington
Honesty is a question of right or wrong, not a matter of policy.
Wondering if this policy is demonetization or dehumanization given the fact it has created so much demoralization in the minds of the mass population. - Anuj Somany
People often ask me where I stand politically. It's not that I disagree with Bush's economic policy or his foreign policy, it's that I believe he was a child of Satan sent here to destroy the planet Earth. Little to the left. - Bill Hicks
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. - Henry Hazlitt
You see, I have a policy about honesty and ass-kicking, which is, if you ask for it, then I have to let you have it. - Taylor Mali
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. - George Bernard Shaw
This demonetization policy is not harsh, but farce played only on salaried, lower and lower-middle economic class people's lives. - Anuj Somany
Sometimes you like to keep things bottled up, but that is not the best policy. - Aireen C. Pontillo
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. - Henry Kissinger
Going to the extreme of inviting and welcoming people into your church in order to hear you condemn them or to know from your policy that you condemn them is not much better than bullying. - Christina Engela
And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first--an attempted suicide.
In a scheme of policy which is devised for a nation, we should not limit our views to its operation during a single year, or even for a short term of years. We should look at its operation for a considerable time, and in war as well as in peace. - Henry Clay
Any nation that wishes to enjoy the fruits of development and civilization, must follow the golden rules of this scripture as a national policy and culture. - Sunday Adelaja
A moral foreign policy means your positions on certain matters are clear no matter what, and that you won't forget about them when it's convenient. - Garry Kasparov
We had a policy of "no looking back". Once a decision was made, all members of our team were expected to stop talking about obstacles and instead focus intensely on solutions."Don't tell us all the reasons this might not work. Tell us all the ways it could work. - John Wood
Prayer is an insurance policy that you can never lapse on. - The Prolific Penman
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going. - George Bernard Shaw
American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace. - George W. Bush
I've read about foreign policy and studied, I now know the number of continents. - George Wallace
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. - Edmund Burke
The 'thin blue line' is nothing more than the no snitching policy found in any other criminal gang. - Dane Whalen
Comforting lies are better than a hurting truth, is my policy, but it's impossible to lie in front of you - D. Aswini
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it. - Mark Twain
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. - Jawaharlal Nehru
Non-violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom - H. G. Wells
The banks can, and do, create money... And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.
Sometimes you like to keep stuff bottled up, but that is not the best policy. - Aireen C. Pontillo
It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
A significant factor often overlooked by those considering the failure of drug policy is the general aim of deflecting or assigning responsibility away from the policy-makers and the ‘moral-majority. - Daniel Waterman
If the militarily most powerful and least threatened states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster. - Joseph Rotblat
There is nothing that an intellectual less likes to change than his mind, or a politician his policy. - Theodore Dalrymple
Simplicity is the best strategy.Reciprocity is the best policy. - Debasish Mridha
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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