Women share with men the need for personal success, even the taste for power. And no longer are we willing to satisfy those needs through the achievements of surrogates, whether husbands, children or merely role models.

— Elizabeth Dole

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What you always do before you make a decision is consult.

The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it.

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When you're in your nineties and looking back, it's not going to be how much money you made or how many awards you've won. It's really what did you stand for. Did you make a positive difference for people?

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The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted.

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[On power:] Some people really have almost a disdain for that word.

They feel it is alien to conscience. Power for power's sake, no. But the positive use of power for positive purposes is very important. You have to understand that. You've got to have a seat at the policy table if you want to make a difference.

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I am a firm believer in free but fair trade.

However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly.

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Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.

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My objective as Secretary of Labor is to look through the 'glass ceiling' to see who is on the other side, and to serve as a catalyst for change . . . .

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My commitment is to strive to lean on the Lord with my whole heart, reading His word daily and earnestly seeking His will in my life.

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In liberating Iraq, we have rid the nation and the rest of the world from the danger of Saddam Hussein.

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The United States is the leader of the free world.

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We believe in the dignity of every life, the possibility of every mind, the divinity of every soul. This is our true North.

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We are a great nation because we are a good people.

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About Elizabeth Dole

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

To be impacted. Then, once a policy is determined, you call on them to help.

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What empowerment is all about [is] finding something which infuses you with a sense of mission, with a passion for your life's work. I don't believe there is one path for women or one nature to fulfill. Real fulfillment, real empowerment is often different than we imagine and better than we plan.

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In seeking success you must also seek fulfillment.

Ask yourself not only what you want to be but who you want to be.

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The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests.

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There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling.

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[On Ronald Reagan:] The President doesn't want yes-men around. When he says no, we all say no.

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It is not what I do that matters, but what a sovereign God chooses to do through me. God does not want worldly successes, He wants me. He wants my heart in submission to Him. Life is not just a few years to spend on self indulgence and career advancement. It is a privilege, a responsibility, a stewardship to be lived according to a much higher calling, God's calling. This alone gives true meaning to life.

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We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.

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Iraq is the central battleground in the war on terror.

The terrorists certainly know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts there. They know that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests.

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Whether on the floor of Congress or in the boardrooms of corporate America or in the corridors of a big city hospital, there is no body of professional expertise and no anthology of case studies which can supplant the force of character which provides both a sense of direction and a means of fulfillment. It asks, not what you want to be, but who you want to be.

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The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world.

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Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq.

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