And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups.

We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department.

Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime;

it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.

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There was a power outage at a department store yesterday.

Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.

His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.

Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.

This is the criminal left that belongs not in a dormitory, but in a penitentiary. The criminal left is not a problem to be solved by the Department of Philosophy or the Department of Englishit is a problem for the Department of Justice. Black or white, the criminal left is interested in power. It is not interested in promoting the renewal and reforms that make democracy work; it is interested in promoting those collisions and conflict that tear democracy apart.

Of all the officers of the Government, those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds, so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.

It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional Spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another.

Although most of us know Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Paul Gauguin in Tahiti as if they were neighbors -- somewhat disreputable but endlessly fascinating -- none of us can name two French generals or department store owners of that period. I take enormous pride in considering myself an artist, one of the necessaries.

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.

Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Large department stores, with their luxuriant abundance of canned goods, foods, and clothing, are like the primary landscape and the geometrical locus of affluence. Streets with overcrowded and glittering store windows...the displays of delicacies, and all the scenes of alimentary and vestimentary festivity, stimulate a magical salivation. Accumulation is more than the sum of its products: the conspicuousness of surplus, the final and magical negation of scarcity...mimic a new-found nature of prodigious fecundity.

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages.

The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.

If the reviewing of books be... an ungentle craft, the making of them is, for the most part, a dishonest one -- and that department of literature which ought to be entrusted to those only who are distinguished for their moral qualities is, not infrequently, in the hands of authors totally devoid of good taste, good feeling, and generous sentiment. The writers of Lives have, in our time, assumed a license not enjoyed by their more scrupulous predecessors -- for they interweave the adventures of the living with the memoirs of the dead; and, pretending to portray the peculiarities which sometimes mark the man of genius, they invade the privacy and disturb the peace of his surviving associates.

I know of no department of natural science more likely to reward a man who goes into it thoroughly than anthropology. There is an immense deal to be done in the science pure and simple, and it is one of those branches of inquiry which brings one into contact with the great problems of humanity in every direction.

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call;

no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.

The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.

Cameron and I actually do wear the same size. It made it very easy for the wardrobe department.

My character, Taylor McKessie, is a little bit brighter in the math and science department than I am... okay, a lot.

At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is objective and independent. And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent.

It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit.

The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights.

The department was set up primarily to protect us from another terrorist attack from Islamic terrorists, and yet they talk about everything but that.

Just several years ago, Shaykh Kabbani, who is the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, when he was speaking at the State Department, said that more than 80 percent of the mosques were controlled by extremists. And from all I've seen over the last four or five years, the situation has even gotten worse.

I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.

Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores.

They warned me, 'you're going to be doing the screen test with Daniel Radcliffe a week after the audition.' And then in the hair and make up department, he walked up behind and scared me. But you get used to him quickly because he tries to make you feel very welcome and at home.

I want a minister to be in charge of a line department so they have clear political accountability.

I got a call from the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah had chosen Spanx as one of her favorite products in 2000. I had boxes of product in my apartment and I had two weeks notice that she was going to say she loved it on TV and I had no shipping department.

Total borrowing has imploded. Private borrowing has collapsed. And, in effect, the Treasury Department is the last borrower left standing.

The beautiful thing about my intelligence is that it doesn't really come in one specific department. So even if something hasn't happened to me, I have information on how to get you through whatever you may be going through.

Inherently, department stores have significant advantages compared to all other retailers.

I was never concretely aware of the extent of anti-Semitism in the United States and in the upper levels of the State Department.

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.

Sports is the toy department of human life.

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.

The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed.

It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers.

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.

The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.

Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn't very difficult.

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.

I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.

I don't talk about political matters. That's not my department.

We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure.

Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of "The Lord of the Rings".

From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually.

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape.

Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.