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Richard Ben-Veniste Quotes

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No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, changes have been made.
The question is whether we've done enough by way of change.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

It was not easy to get all my questions answered,
frankly.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Only the last two planes, I think, had any shot of
being intercepted and taken down on 9/11.
- Richard Ben-Veniste


 

We've had public hearings.
We've had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged
us to provide to the public.
We have brought the public along with us,
trying to make as much available as possible over time.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint
Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel.
But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States.
We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples
of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed.
- Richard Ben-Veniste


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Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct
a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough,
complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not
fully utilize the information available and that it
came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and,
indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

But as I said to Dr. Rice following her testimony,
and I think she appreciated it,
we had our job to do and we did it best we could,
trying to get answers to the important questions that
the 9/11 Commission must answer.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

The real question was, here we had this information,
Bin Laden intends to strike in the United States.
We knew they had struck before in 1993 at the World
Trade Center in the first bombing of the trade center.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

We've got a daunting enough task to provide a definitive
account of what happened in 9/11,
without fear or favor, something that will last and
will survive criticism over time.
And we think we can do that with integrity in a bipartisan report.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes,
there were efforts made to communicate.
We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort
to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

With respect to the FBI, they had problems communicating in a vertical way,
within the FBI itself, so that information of importance
could get pushed up to those who were decision-makers.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively,
is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11.
We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately
participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States.
We didn't find them.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11,
up to and including the catastrophe that occurred.
And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments
of what's going on now and deal with these current events.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
- William John Bennett

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill


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