Peggy Noonan

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Peggy Noonan

Now he is a statesman, when what he really wants is to be what most reporters are, adult delinquents.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Read good, big important things.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Part of courage is simple consistency.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.More Peggy Noonan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Candor is a compliment it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.More Peggy Noonan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else.More Peggy Noonan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.More Peggy Noonan [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice - like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get depressed; they have to be sad at funerals, which is easy, so they get happy.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a president, character is everything. A president doesn't have to be brilliant... He doesn't have to be clever; you can hire clever... You can hire pragmatic, and you can buy and bring in policy wonks. But you cant buy courage and decency, you cant rent a strong moral sense. A president must bring those things with him. He needs to have, in that much maligned word, but a good one nonetheless, a vision of the future he wishes to create.. But a vision is worth little if a president doesn't have the character - the couMore Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you forget yourself and your fear, when you get beyond self-consciousness because your mind is thinking about what you are trying to communicate, you become a better communicatorMore Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money...More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.More Peggy Noonan [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Author Unknown There are no inaccessible women, just for different men a particular woman has a different access level. [11/05/2022 01:11:11] More


Alexander Gavrish A politician must have a bad memory in order not to remember his campaign promises. [11/13/2022 03:11:25] More


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