Jonathan Alter Famous Quotes & Sayings

23 Jonathan Alter Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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When I am giving the relation of a thing, remember to abstain from altering either in the matter or manner of speaking, so much, as that, if every one, afterwards, should alter as much, it would at last come to be properly false.Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Edwards: When I am giving the relation of a thing, remember to abstain from altering either
Truthfully, in this age those with intellect have no courage and those with some modicum of physical courage have no intellect. If things are to alter during the next fifty years then we must re-embrace Byron's ideal: the cultured thug.Jonathan Bowden Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Bowden: Truthfully, in this age those with intellect have no courage and those with some modicum
As it is with spiritual discoveries and affections given at first conversion, so it is in all subsequent illuminations and affections of that kind; they are all transforming. There is a like divine power and energy in them as in the first discoveries; they still reach the bottom of the heart, and affect and alter the very nature of the soul, in proportion to the degree in which they are given. And a transformation of nature is continued and carried on by them to the end of life, until it is brought to perfection in glory.Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Edwards: As it is with spiritual discoveries and affections given at first conversion, so it is
Almost no one under 60 remembers what fundraising was like before Watergate. Until the 1970s, campaign money was collected by "bagmen," familiar characters from the world of organized crime. As fans of Boardwalk Empire know, a bagman is a political fixer who walked around with stacks of $100 and $1,000 bills. At lower levels, he used brown paper bags. In presidential campaigns, the cash was more likely to be in briefcases. Classier that way.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Almost no one under 60 remembers what fundraising was like before Watergate. Until the 1970s,
The [travel] writer, looking back at the journey from a distance of a year or two (or three), is a different character from the hapless character who undertook the trip: wise after the event, with the leisure to tease out meanings from the experience that the distracted traveler never had, and often impatient with his alter ego's blinkered and unsatisfactory version of things.Jonathan Raban Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Raban: The [travel] writer, looking back at the journey from a distance of a year or
The only reason the House hasn't done even more damage is that the Senate often sands down the most noxious ideas, making the bills merely bad, not disastrous.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: The only reason the House hasn't done even more damage is that the Senate often
The key to fixing education is better teaching, and the key to better teaching is figuring out who can teach and who can't.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: The key to fixing education is better teaching, and the key to better teaching is
Obama was willing to compromise and Republicans were not. That's not a biased statement. One of my problems with the limitations of journalism is that straightforward descriptions of reality are seen as being biased.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Obama was willing to compromise and Republicans were not. That's not a biased statement. One
With his ABC News experience, perhaps Pierre Salinger's next job could be cohosting-with Oliver Stone-a 24-hour Conspiracy Network.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: With his ABC News experience, perhaps Pierre Salinger's next job could be cohosting-with Oliver Stone-a
If it's easy for the government to learn about us, it should be easier for us to learn about the government, what they're doing.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: If it's easy for the government to learn about us, it should be easier for
They say that 'history is an argument without end.' In Thompson's skillful hands, this momentous argument between two old friends on the most critical issue of the last century is thus history at its best. Thompson's judicious and delicious depiction of Nitze and Kennan will fascinate anyone who cares about the Cold War or the ways that human beings shape the future.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: They say that 'history is an argument without end.' In Thompson's skillful hands, this momentous
Millions of Americans would still despair in the eight long years of the Depression that lay ahead and many of their individual dreams would be dashed on the rocks of economic hardship. But collectively, the country was in a new place, with a new confidence that the federal government would actively try to solve problems rather than fiddle or cater to the rich. Hope was no longer for Pollyannas; the cynics about the American system were in retreat.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Millions of Americans would still despair in the eight long years of the Depression that
I think it's a terrible system, but money in politics is like water running downhill
it finds its way.
Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: I think it's a terrible system, but money in politics is like water running downhill
It sometimes takes a while for executives to figure out that the reporters they think of as little bugs to be squashed or spun can be more powerful than they are.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: It sometimes takes a while for executives to figure out that the reporters they think
The only thing worse than a silly politician analyzing art is a silly artist analyzing politicsJonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: The only thing worse than a silly politician analyzing art is a silly artist analyzing
Unless the digital divide is narrowed soon, the United States may be headed to the class warfare of a century ago, the last time the economy changed so fundamentally. It won't be pleasant.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Unless the digital divide is narrowed soon, the United States may be headed to the
The price of loyalty is incompetence.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: The price of loyalty is incompetence.
Every patient reacts a little differently, both biologically and psychologically. The only constant in cancer is inconstancy; the only certainty is a future of uncertainty, a truism for all of modern life but one made vivid by life-threatening illness.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Every patient reacts a little differently, both biologically and psychologically. The only constant in cancer
Logic can convince but only emotion can motivate.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: Logic can convince but only emotion can motivate.
In the press grandstand where I watched Discovery rise against the cloudless sky, the media hit the abort button on cynicism. The Earth shook to the sounds of man, three miles away. The candle lit ... only someone stripped of awe can leave a launch untouched.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: In the press grandstand where I watched Discovery rise against the cloudless sky, the media
The basic problem is with the business model of journalism. That business model is premised on the idea that talk is cheap and reporting is expensive.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: The basic problem is with the business model of journalism. That business model is premised
By laying the groundwork for a system centered on home ownership rather than the public housing popular in Europe, the New Deal made possible the great postwar housing boom that populated the Sun Belt and boosted millions of Americans into the middle class, where, ironically, they often became Republicans.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: By laying the groundwork for a system centered on home ownership rather than the public
If Franz Kafka were alive today he'd be writing about customer service.Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter Sayings By Jonathan Alter: If Franz Kafka were alive today he'd be writing about customer service.