The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.

The bashful are always aggressive at heart.

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

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New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the deal.

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind.

I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.

The three traits speculators must learn to manage within themselves are confidence, fear, and aggressiveness.

Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.

You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.

In Asia we face an ambitious and aggressive China, but we have the will and we have the strength to help our Asian friends resist that ambition. Sometimes our folks get a little impatient. Sometimes they rattle their rockets some, and they bluff about their bombs. But we are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.

Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.

The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.

Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.

I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a will to renewal. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of crises -- of rupture, repudiation and resistance. When there is no crisis, there is stagnation, petrifaction and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.

So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride -- the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.

I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness.

It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.

People think our music's very aggressive or angry or whatever, and it's just the opposite, really... I like laughing. And I like being really calm before a show, and smiley.

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.

I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.

When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.

I think that we're foolhardy to not be engaging in federal funding of stem-cell research in the most aggressive way we possibly can.

And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece, that was when we are spending about eight percent of our gross domestic product on health care. And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive, aggressive medical treatment that took place at the end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.

I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s.

There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.

I grew up around a lot of aggressive guys.

My parents used to take me to AA meetings when I was very young. So I know aggression, I know insanity.

'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted.

They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.

When you're thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side.

I'm not better when I force shots. I'm going to take them as they come. They are really sagging in there, trying to take me out of the game. It's my job to find guys. I want to be aggressive and take my shots, but I can't force them.

The aggressive side of me comes across in my music, but I'm just a sweet girl.

In the U.S., HBO is a very aggressive service.

When you're jumping, it's just an aggressiveness, but I think the exhilaration and the fun comes after you make the bar and you're falling. That's the best part - a few seconds to celebrate and relax.

As I detail in my new book: 'Hard Measures, How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives,' there are many myths surrounding the detention of a relatively small number of top terrorists at CIA-run 'black sites' from 2002 until they were sent to Guantanamo Bay in 2006.

I was the kind of child who worked hard every day with the cows and sheep - I was a very aggressive boy.

I like my groundstrokes, I can say. I like it. That's my game - I'm a groundstroke player and I play pretty aggressive.

Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.

They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.

I'm more attracted to a stronger man rather than a feminine man.

Someone who would just throw me down and take control. I love feeling helpless. I definitely like a man who is aggressive and confident.

We have got to be a hell of a lot more aggressive.

Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families.

This country is about, in my judgment, aggressive, open debate.

There is an old saying: When everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking very much.

You have it within your grasp to be regarded as one of the greatest legislative sessions in the history of the state. If you're bold and if you're ready to aggressively reach for our future, all the ingredients are here. The opportunities are waiting for us.

We must do everything we can to be more aggressive in confronting Syria about what they are doing in Iraq.

My biggest ambition is never to be bored.

I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.

I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate.

We're horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals.

We're the ninjas of the mundane, you might say.