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"Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people."
-George W. Bush
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"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
-Andrew Jackson
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"There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction."
-Edgar Allan Poe
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"To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness."
-William Hazlitt
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"I think the kinds of programs the IMF [International Monetary Fund] is putting in place are strong programs, I think they're well designed for their purposes, and I think they should work."
-Robert Rubin
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"There are no studies that have generated any data on the outcome of the human consumption of peyote for religious purposes or for illegal purposes."
-John Halpern
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"By enabling an infected machine to be remotely controlled, this threat opens up the user's identity and computer for potentially malicious purposes."
-Vincent Weafer
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"And they've also become more and more accustomed to the fact that people are watched for entertainment and for commercial purposes. It's become part of the fabric of our existence."
-Paul Eden
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"One of the purposes of being out here is to slow these guys down while people are working in construction zones."
-Jean Paul Richter
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"The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes."
-Henry Kissinger
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"We are still investigating how these items were to be used, but you can rest assured they were not for peaceful purposes."
-Julie Myers
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"It's improper to use the egg roll for political purposes."
-Mark Tooley
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"It strikes me that you are trying to use the newspapers' good name for your own purposes."
-Charles Wheeler
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"This win kept us from being mathematically eliminated (for the conference title). If we had lost, we would have been eliminated with four losses. It was a huge win for seeding purposes for the playoffs."
-Patrick Springer
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"You know you've got a good piece of software when people use it for purposes for which the designers never intended or designed for."
-Clay Shirky
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"If we think for one minute that this is for educational purposes, we're kidding ourselves. I can't help but think that this is just a foot in the door to circumvent the veto."
-Chuck Jackson
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"Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day."
-Stephen Jay Gould
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"The biotech industry is seeking to minimize human life for economic purposes, ... They're trying to redefine when life begins."
-Susan Klein
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"There's a number of different factors affecting the markets. We're getting near the end of the year and with the S&P 500 up around 20 percent, there's a lot of portfolio pruning going on, with people taking profits, or choosing to sell for tax purposes."
-Sarat Sethi
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"The Illinois Conference of Churches regards the granting of an exemption to any government entity for expedient purposes of economic development to be a gross violation of the religious freedom secured by this nation's laws and constitution."
-David Anderson
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"This show, by all intents and purposes, should have closed on the 21st. But if we get them in, they will spread the word. I'm positive."
-Joseph Brooks
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"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them."
-Washington Irving
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"One of the primary purposes of this rapid branch expansion has been to take advantage of opportunities as they become available in attractive markets. Although these new locations have increased overhead expenses, we are confident they will contribute to profitability within the next few years."
-Brian Peters
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"We argued that 18 is the natural age. It's an age that's reflected almost universally whenever legislatures have to find a dividing line between adolescence and adulthood, for purposes of driving, and signing contracts and entering marriage agreements and things like that."
-Seth Waxman
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"If a device has two purposes, the primary purpose will trump the second."
-Thom Mocarsky
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"Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes."
-Kjell Magne Bondevik
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"At this moment I can't disclose that for business purposes, but it would be a subsidiary of Mid-Day. Currently, Mid-Day and my family together own 100 percent of the company."
-Tariq Ansari
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"Because the plutonium that would be produced in this project would be used for national security purposes, we believe it would be eligible for disposal outside the state of Idaho."
-Brad Bugger
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