85 Term Limits Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of term limits quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about terms and conditions.

The Most Famous Term Limits Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I fundamentally believe in term limits, for Congress, presidents, and board members. — Jim Breyer

Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls. — James L. Buckley

I didn't want to make it a lifetime thing. I don't believe in statutory term limits, but people can limit themselves if they want to, and that's what I decided to do. — George J. Mitchell

Term limits would cure both senility and seniority- both terrible legislative diseases. — Harry S. Truman

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office. — Hubert Humphrey

Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited. — Lord Acton

When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do. — Charles M. Schwab

The thing about limitations is that they are only true as long as you believe in them. So, instead of believing in your limitations, start believing in yourself. — Jay Shetty

The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition. — Elliot W. Eisner

You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. — Johnny Cash

Short Term Limits Quotes

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  • After a time, civil servants tend to become no longer servants and no longer civil. — Winston Churchill
  • Term limits aren't enough. We need jail. — P. J. O'Rourke
  • If the voters really understood what we were up to they'd vote us out of office. — Robert Byrd
  • They wanted me to be a Washington. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long ago. — Sayings
  • Don't think of God in terms of forms, because forms are limited and God is unlimited. — C. S. Lewis
  • Being rich is living life on your own terms - according to your possibilities, not your limitations. — Paul McKenna
  • What are the "maximum" limits of acceptance of the term "intellectual"? — Antonio Gramsci
  • The longer a politician bears power, the more he is controlled by that power. — Tom Coburn
  • Careerism: the self-centered philosophy of governing to win the next election above all else. — Tom Coburn
Term limits quote Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Founding Fathers Quotes

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If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. — Benjamin Franklin

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The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government. — Edward Abbey

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. — Benjamin Franklin

Term limits quote Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.

When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil. — Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry. — Unknown Author

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. — Charles Stanley

Term limits quote The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. — Thomas Jefferson

A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. — Benjamin Franklin

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. — Thomas Jefferson

Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Terms And Conditions Quotes

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What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians. — Maxim Gorky

The parallels between making love and giving birth are clear, not only in terms of passion and love, but also because we need essentially the same conditions for both experiences: privacy and safety. — Sarah J. Buckley

The pendulum oscillates between these two terms: Suffering-that opens a window on the real and is the main condition of the artistic experience, and Boredom ... that must be considered as the most tolerable because the most durable of human evils. — Samuel Beckett

Term limits quote There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But wit
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

I very much dislike doctrinaire liberals - they want to own your minds. And I don't like reactionary conservatives. I like to face issues in terms of conditions and not in terms of someone's inborn political philosophy. — Carl Albert

I think the real reason so many youngsters are clamoring for freedom of some vague sort, is because of unrest and dissatisfaction with present conditions; I don't believe this machine age gives full satisfaction in a spiritual way, if the term may be allowed. — Robert E. Howard

the term 'androgyny' ... defines a condition under which the characteristics of the sexes, and the human impulses expressed by men and women, are not rigidly assigned. Androgyny seeks to liberate the individual from the confines of the appropriate. — Carolyn Heilbrun

Term limits quote Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

We live in a consumer culture, and Black Friday is like the July 4th of that culture. It might be good not to live in this culture, but it terms of what we can do to make people safer at big sales, it seems more useful to try to avoid dangerous crowd conditions. — John Seabrook

Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations. — Cliff Stearns

The business of making a photograph may be said in simple terms to consist of three elements: the objective world (whose permanent condition is change and disorder), the sheet of paper on which the picture will be realized, and the experience which brings them together. — Aaron Siskind

Employers must make far-reaching changes to employment terms and conditions for women: Equal pay for equal, decent work. — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

People Writing About Term Limits

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quotes on education, government and culture

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More Term Limits Quotes

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If congress refuses to obey its own rules. If congress refuses to pass a balanced budget. If congress refuses to read the Bills. Then I say, sweep the place clean, limit their terms, and send them HOME! — Rand Paul

The Founders knew that a democracy would lead to some kind of tyranny. The term democracy appears in none of our Founding documents. Their vision for us was a Republic and limited government. — Walter E. Williams

Salary negotiations shouldn't be limited to just salary. Salary pays your mortgage, but terms build your career. — Chris Voss

The ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limits in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet is still readable. Trademarks are usually metaphors of one kind or another. And are, in a certain sense, thinking made visible. — Saul Bass

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births. — John Holdren

In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time. — George J. Mitchell

Now one of the changes that must come to Africa is the idea of limited rule, I mean in term of how long one leader can stay in power. The era of president for life is not gone yet but it is on its way out and that is one of the problems with Mugabe and others. — Chinua Achebe

Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women. — Mark Dayton

I don't think in terms of failure....I don't feel like anyone outside of me should be setting limitations. People should be encouraged to shoot for the moon. — Whoopi Goldberg

The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation. — Charles Babbage

Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens. — George Mason

While some might mistakenly consider value investing a mechanical tool for identifying bargains, it is actually a comprehensive investment philosophy that emphasizes the need to perform in-depth fundamental analysis, pursue long-term investment results, limit risk, and resist crowd psychology. — Seth Klarman

Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state. — George Mason

A constitutional amendment for congressional term limits could never achieve the blessing of Congress; it could be initiated only by the states. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

We save limited resources in terms of who we are physically screening. The approach will allow us to pay more attention to those potential terrorists. — John Pistole

We save limited resources in terms of who we are physically screening. The approach will allow us to pay more attention to those potential terrorists. — John S. Pistole

The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking. To have life more abundant, we must think in limitless terms of abundance. — Thomas Dreier

I apprehend... that the total abandonment of the principle of rotation in the offices of President and Senator will end in abuse. — Thomas Jefferson

If many have their turns to rule, ... this will encourage all men to advance Righteousness and that the Commonwealth will hereby be furnished with able and experienced men, fit to govern. — Gerrard Winstanley

I don't have the same restrictions that other people do because I never painted myself into a corner. I've always done things that didn't necessarily fit the form. I've never felt limited in that respect in terms of songwriting. — Todd Rundgren

Statesmen exhibit five key commitments: 1) A commitment to principles above politics; 2) An ability to compromise without abandoning principle; 3) A commitment to truth over spin; 4) A commitment to courage over cowardice; and 5) A commitment, or willingness, to give up power. — Tom Coburn

Acting is the most pure fun as far as jobs go, but it can be limiting in terms of freedom of expression. You are never the master of the story, just a part of it. But writing and directing give you the power of the gods. — David Hayter

I've always just simply seen myself as an actor. And I believe that it serves me well to just think in terms of my craft. If hypothetically, I saw myself only as a sex symbol, or as some other limited stereotype, I think I would feel like a complete failure. — Viola Davis

When I came to Washington, I was troubled to observe so many similarities between the behaviors of drug-addicted patients and my political colleagues. In Washington power is like morphine. — Tom Coburn

Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions. — Ben Casnocha

I think it's absolutely possible to write a song and go somewhere where no one's been before, uncharted territory. In terms of content, I see limitations where there should be none. I know there are things I wouldn't write about, but that shouldn't be the case. You should be able to make a song out of anything, out of any situation. — Richard Thompson

Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations. — James L. Buckley

But in the long term, I think it is improper to limit your future. — Roy Moore

The security intended to the general liberty consists in the frequent election and in the rotation of the members of Congress. — James Madison

in race relations, the single gesture and the single individual are more often than not doomed to failure. Only the group and the long-term, undeviating policy make much headway. ... if you want to make the world a better place, the first thing you must accept is the fact that you cannot transcend your limitations as an individual. — Margaret Halsey

It's a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long-term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it's much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits. — K. Eric Drexler

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