Tactic quotes:

  • Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint. -- Christopher Hitchens
  • It's a deft trick to turn American exceptionalism into an exceptional political tactic. -- Ron Fournier
  • Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbour, is a terror tactic. -- Richard Stallman
  • Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids. -- Jeb Bush
  • So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live. -- Steve Irwin
  • Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage. -- Thomas Szasz
  • One of my great laments is that education today seems to have... be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Civil disobedience's main goal typically is to try to arouse and inspire others to join and do something. Well, sometimes that is a good tactic, sometimes not. -- Noam Chomsky
  • The most divisive issue facing New Yorkers in 2013 is stop and frisk, a tactic used by law enforcement to stop, question, and frisk people suspected of a crime. -- Sal Albanese
  • Voter suppression laws, overzealous filibuster use, you name it - the Republicans use every tactic they can to stop our democracy from actually selecting the person with the most support. -- Jennifer Granholm
  • When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic. -- Dean Cain
  • If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees. -- John Cornyn
  • If I had a crush on a guy, my tactic was to tell them I had a crush on them. And they always thought it was super-cute, so it usually worked in my favor! -- Leven Rambin
  • If we accept the notion that terrorists will have immunity because as they fire on civilians they hide behind civilians, then this tactic will be legitimized and the terrorists will have their greatest victory. -- Benjamin Netanyahu
  • The tactic of leading people into... a war that doesn't make any sense by telling them they are under attack, and if they raise any objection they're unpatriotic, is a very old tactic. And it doesn't intimidate me. -- Tommy Lee Jones
  • Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability. -- Ellen Tauscher
  • Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia, the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war, and in modern Sri Lanka. -- James Buchan
  • I don't run anybody else's race. When the gun goes off, I must evaluate with my own body and see. Then, as the race develops, I run accordingly. So you can say that I do not have a set tactic for any race. -- Catherine Ndereba
  • I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please - not that it's not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for. -- Brittany Murphy
  • As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression. -- Noam Chomsky
  • I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have. -- Vin Diesel
  • Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime. -- John Carter
  • Alinsky's 1971 book, 'Rules for Radicals,' is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to 'Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.' That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer. -- Karl Rove
  • As Nelson Mandela has pointed out, boycott is not a principle, it is a tactic depending upon circumstances. A tactic which allows people, as distinct from their elected but often craven governments, to apply a certain pressure on those wielding power in what they, the boycotters, consider to be an unjust or immoral way. -- John Berger
  • When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement. -- Henry Rollins
  • The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That's a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning. -- Herman Cain
  • A good tactic is one your people enjoy. -- Saul
  • Moving first is a tactic, not a goal. -- Peter Thiel
  • My tactic is to make eyes at someone. -- Carly Rae Jepsen
  • A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. -- Saul Alinsky
  • A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. -- Saul Alinsky
  • Silence is the best tactic for he who distrusts himself. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • So there's only one tactic for the state: kill the seers. -- Pablo Picasso
  • In business 'professionalism' is not a tactic but a moral value. -- Amit Kalantri
  • Civil disobedience is a viable political tactic, and a non-violent tactic. -- William Kunstler
  • Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win. -- Janet Morris
  • It's nearly every country's tactic to keep their greatest competitors a secret. -- Shawn Johnson
  • Terror is a tactic. We can not wage "war" against a tactic. -- Ron Paul
  • I'm not into western medicine. That to me is a complete scare tactic. -- Bill Maher
  • No tactic will work until you have the guts to DO the work! -- Robin Sharma
  • If it's a principle, it's a winner. If it's a tactic, it's a loser. -- Zig Ziglar
  • Advertising is just a symptom, a tactic. Marketing is about far more than that. -- Seth
  • I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic. -- Vera Farmiga
  • On the best tactic when playing alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar- Just give him the ball. -- Magic Johnson
  • It comes down to that ... business tactic: the guy that yells loudest is right. -- Irving Azoff
  • Terrorism works better as a tactic for dictatorships, or for would-be dictators, than for revolutionaries . -- Christopher Hitchens
  • Arson is the single most fundamental form of terrorism.It`s the simplest terrorist tactic. -- Malcolm Wrightson Nance
  • Direct address has been a consistent tactic in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm working in. -- Barbara Kruger
  • Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. -- Glenn Beck
  • The fear tactic is a tactic that's used by people who want to maintain control, and it's very effective. -- Hamza Yusuf
  • I am dead against trying to keep religious conservatives out of the political debate. The tactic of exclusion is self-defeating. -- Harvey Cox
  • You cannot underestimate the sharpness of people's BS radar. They can spot a soulless, bureaucratic tactic a million miles away. -- Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment. It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos. -- George W. Bush
  • When he is forced to perform the same task several times, the Warrior uses this tactic and transforms work into prayer. -- Paulo Coelho
  • I must choose my words carefully in order to avoid any negative interpretation. Among politicians, this is a tactic known as lying. -- Pat Paulsen
  • The West is in for a long, irregular confrontation - not with terrorism, which is simply a tactic, but with radical Islam. -- Rand Paul
  • Sex sells, but doesn't work so well as a strong-arm tactic. Give me your purse or I'll make out with you so hard. -- Dov Davidoff
  • Power is the sum total of the wills of the mass, transfered by express or tactic agreement to rulers chosen by the masses. -- Leo Tolstoy
  • I am not arguing that we should never use legal reform as a tactic. Instead, I argue that it should not be a goal. -- Dean Spade
  • A time-tested political tactic guaranteed to raise a president's popularity rating by at least 30 points. It is especially useful during election years and economic downturns. -- Chaz Bufe
  • Even if torture works, what is the point of 'defending' America using a tactic that is a fundamental violation of what America ought to mean? -- Phil Klay
  • I didn't go to Harvard or Princeton, but I can count - the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position, -- Bob Corker
  • My head aches every time Donald Trump successfully dodges a question with this reoccurring tactic. What's his worst offense? I don't know. How long is this article? -- Chrissy Teigen
  • It's almost a standard tactic, really, to try to minimize any effort that people in the entertainment business or in any public occupation make to express themselves. -- Viggo Mortensen
  • I never, ever cheated [in medical school]. I don't condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important. -- Rand Paul
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  • You can count on the fingers of one hand the times a B sample has not confirmed the result of the A sample. It's almost always a delaying tactic. -- Dick Pound
  • I am personally not advocating violence. I am simply saying that it is a morally acceptable tactic and it may be useful in the struggle for animal liberation. I don't know. -- Jerry Vlasak
  • Governments need to be authorized to provide 'open bank assistance.' The convolutions of Dodd-Frank aimed at 'avoiding' this tactic are ludicrous and will prove to be extremely costly to the system. -- Paul Singer
  • There are people who...tell you that the light in your heart is a weakness. Don't believe it! It's an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue. -- John Patrick Shanley
  • Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini.... The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse. -- Herbert Hoover
  • I think we brought to the world, the United States anyway, the whole idea of boycotting as a nonviolent tactic. I think we showed the world that nonviolence can work to make social change. -- Dolores Huerta
  • Fox News never calls up Bobby Seale to articulate a stance in opposition to right-wing conservatives. To me, giving the New Black Panthers a platform on Fox is a subtle tactic to scare people. -- Bobby Seale
  • You can't make war against terror. Terror is a technique of battle. It's a tactic that has been employed since time immemorial. You can conduct clandestine action against terrorists, and that must be done. -- John le Carre
  • The poorest people in the world (particularly in low-lying areas) will suffer the most if we do not take action on climate change... that calls for any tactic that might call attention to the problem. -- Jason David Frank
  • There are those who condemn five in midfield as a negative tactic, but when a side's centre-backs are as hapless as Chris Perry and Hermann Hreidarsson were on Sunday, it is not nearly negative enough. -- Matthew Engel
  • You cannot underestimate people's ability to spot a soulless, bureaucratic tactic a million miles away. It's a big reason why so many companies that have dipped a toe in social media waters have failed miserably. -- Gary Vaynerchuk