Intervention Quotes

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. - William Burroughs

 

Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt. - Eldridge Cleaver

 

In any scenario in which a woman would be taking the morning-after pill she needs medical intervention. - Wendy Wright

 

At the moment, when we do an intervention we do a small intervention and when we're done, we pull out and it can't be sustained. We have to look at this as a public health issue and people haven't been doing that. - Cathy Nonas

 

Everything intercepts us from ourselves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude. - Henri Frederic Amiel

 

All of Western tradition, from the late bloom of the British Empire right through the early doom of Vietnam, dictates that you do something spectacular and irreversible whenever you find yourself in or whenever you impose yourself upon a wholly unfamiliar situation belonging to somebody else. Frequently it's your soul or your honor or your manhood, or democracy itself, at stake. - June Jordan

 

If everybody minded their own business, the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, the world would go round a deal faster than it does.- Lewis Carroll

 

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.-Stockwell Day

 

Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.-Lucille Roybal-Allard

 

Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.-Jurgen Habermas

 

That statement was not addressed to the authors of political statements. I said that I deplore attempts to misinform the public and to /trigger/ political intervention. And there were such attempts.-Mario Monti

 

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.-Godfried Danneels

 

There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit.-Pat Summerall

 

This is not about abortion or the antics. This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life.-Kathleen Turner

 

This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.-Bill Frist

 

Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.-Harold Washington

 

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it.-Stockwell Day

 

We do not support the man. We do not support the individual. We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere, free from American intervention.-Lee Harvey Oswald

 

We had, after all, no other recourse to protect ourselves, no other document, let's say, than the Monroe Doctrine. So that could be cited as a cause for intervention if and when it might become necessary.-E. Howard Hunt

 

We've been blessed with four beautiful children. Michael, he doesn't have much of a problem anymore. He is high functional, probably because of early intervention.-Dan Marino

 

Well, you know, certain - for one reason, I think that the intervention process is a good process for most people, but for me, it just looked like a bunch of my friends trying to get back at me and sit around taking jabs at me, you know, when I couldn't defend myself.-Tanya Tucker

 

What I object to the current government intervention in so-called 'solving the crisis', they haven't solved anything. They've just postponed it.-Marc Faber

 

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.-Slavoj Zizek

 

When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult involvement they may find it necessary to consider the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort.-Rick Ross

 

A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.-Temple Grandin

 

An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle - an extraordinary intervention of God.-Gabriele Nanni

 

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.-Max Baucus

 

Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia.-Julie Bishop

 

However, lifestyle intervention requires discipline with a tangible end result that is within reach. It requires personal resolve, a lifelong commitment.-Tim Holden

 

I am a big believer in early intervention.-Temple Grandin

 

I am against intervention by a foreign power against us.-Moshe Sharett

 

I am certain that we need a solution completely separate from military intervention.-Silvio Berlusconi

 

I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.-Bianca Jagger

 

I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.-Wolfgang Hildesheimer

 

I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children's lives in my congressional district.-Lucille Roybal-Allard

 

I prepared my intervention the night before I spoke. As it happened, there were about 44 cardinals who wished to speak but could not because there was not enough time. I was one of the last to speak.-Godfried Danneels

 

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.-Boris Yeltsin

 

I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene in Kosovo. I am in favor of an intervention. On some level, you have to say that at least somebody is doing something.-Mike Farrell

 

I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.-Benjamin Spock

 

If you accept that security is a process, and if you can eliminate the human interaction or intervention in that process by automating more, that is a good thing.-John W. Thompson

 

In a cult intervention information is presented about the group that the member is most often not aware of.-Rick Ross

 

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.-Gro Harlem Brundtland

 

Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'-Bill Maher

 

It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.-Gottfried Leibniz

 
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