"While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Barney Frank on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Barney Frank on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Barney Frank on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Barney Frank on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Barney Frank on Mark Twain
"It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education."
"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
"I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary."
"What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history."
"I hope we will not so characterize religious people as being so narrow and so biased towards people not of their own religion that they cannot even work with them in this common cause to which you say they are committed."
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