They have created a culture of acquisition instead of innovation. It's a lot easier just to write big checks than it is to innovate.
When I was coming up through the ranks, not that many people carried a lot money of money on them. This was before checks and credit cards.
Once a fellow's enjoying the fruits of government health care and all the rest, he couldn't give a hoot about the general societal interest; he's got his, and if it's going to bankrupt the state a generation hence, well, as long as they can keep the checks coming till he's dead, it's fine by him.
Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.
Before you can write a check, you must first make out a deposit slip; before you can draw money out of a bank, you must put money into a bank; before you are entitled to a living, you must give the world a life; if you want to make a first-class living, learn to give the world a first-class life.
William J. H. Boetcker
What a relief. I didn't have to check the toilet for anything or the light bulbs or the phone. It was just good old-fashioned friendship.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations...is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism.
If we're so awful and we're so bad, you ought to check out the nightlife in Leningrad.
Unsuccessful people get up whenever they feel like it and the first thing they do is watch television, read the paper, or check email. The rest of the day is pretty much 50% below maximum performance.
So pay attention, it's not hard to decipher,
And after the horns, you can check out the Phifer
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
A Tribe Called Quest
Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy Rather in power than use; and keep thy friend Under thy own life's key: be check'd for silence, But never tax'd for speech.
I think they need to perform very thorough background checks, ... I am in favor of helping those in need, but if the programs are not being run properly, I have an obligation to protect our residents and visitors and help prevent things like the tragedy that just occurred.
F. Thomson Leighton
If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you're okay. Who watches out or you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you. Don't let them go. People like that are hard to find.
That's my mathematician who examines problems which I put before him and checks their validity. You see, I am not myself a good mathematician.
I break an emcee off proper
Yo don't check me,
Ask your Moms and Pops,
Yo they respect me,
But here you stand, tryin' to get yours, but gettin' nothin'
You probably can't spell "Boogie Down" or "Productions"
Lawrence "Kris" Parker
Boogie Down Productions
I don't really send text messages. I rarely carry my phone. I occasionally check messages at the end of the night, but I don't carry it around.
If there's ever been a dark moment in my life... well, I wanted to check out. Music was a big escape.
Miami Sound Machine
The government will pay certain farmers to not grow corn. Wow. Where's my check? That'd be great. "Hey, what do you do for a living?" "Well, I don't grow corn. Get up at the crack of noon, make sure there's no corn growing. I'm gonna get up early tomorrow. And not plow. You know, we used to not grow tomatoes-but there's more money in not growing corn."