Best Quotes About Participation

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared… to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society. -Shirley Hufstedler

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning. -John Dewey

Conflict cannot survive without your participation. -Wayne Dyer

My point was that the war was intrinsically wrong, and as a result of our participation we haven't improved Australia's security but created a greater danger at home and abroad. -Bob Hawke

Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia's participation in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well. -Hamid Karzai

With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others. -Iain Duncan Smith

I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question. -Lamar Hunt

Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. -Corazon Aquino

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks. -Omar Bongo

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God. -Ralph Cudworth

Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children. -Roma Downey

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly. -Bobby Scott

Furthermore, there is absolutely no contradiction between the separate organizations of revolutionary vanguard militants and their participation in the mass organizations of the working class. -Ernest Mandel

The winner of the elections which saw the participation of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls. -Ali Khamenei

The Menzies Government, by its participation in the plans for the development of other nations, can see the virtue of planning for them but apparently cannot see the virtue of a plan for Australia. -Lionel Murphy

A multi-polar world can not exist without recognising the status and participation of developing countries. -Li Peng

Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me. -Benazir Bhutto

If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike. -Dick Wolf

The attraction, and my particular participation is in being able to communicate with my fans, answer their questions, get a feel for how they respond to Vader. -David Prowse

And, over the last thirty years we have seen men's participation in both housework and childcare has increased and women's have stayed at about the same. -James Levine

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy. -Jim Garrison

And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. -Katherine Dunn

Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity. -Ivan Pavlov

The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, – three departments of government. -Albert Bushnell Hart

I think the Civil Rights Movement changed that trajectory for me. The first thing I did was leave school. I was suspended for my participation in Movement demonstrations in my hometown, December, 1961. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all. -Charles B. Rangel

Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it's sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program. -Dana Rohrabacher

During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known. -Frederick Reines

Common participation in the Eucharist can only be a final outcome of ecumenic dialogue, not the starting point. -Karl Lehmann

There are many types of participation. One can observe so intensely that one becomes part of the action, but without being an active participant. -Jerzy Kosinski

Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered. -Gustav Stresemann

Every phenomenon of nature was a word, – the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas. -Johann Georg Hamann

The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don't see the person who is representing Europe. -Joschka Fischer

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life. -Walter Annenberg

As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights. -Rene Cassin

There's no way that if you get participation out of a person can they say you didn't rock it. -Jam Master Jay

I have decided to end my participation in public affairs and to resign my role as premier of Quebec. -Lucien Bouchard

Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans. -Ron Lewis

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine. -Sidney Hillman

We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel. -Frank Carlucci

The Crown Prince has said he needs to broaden political participation in the governing of Saudi Arabia. -Frank Carlucci

My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred. -Frank Carlucci

Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example – the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region. -Frank Carlucci

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious. -Daniel Libeskind

Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women's interests. -Jenny Shipley

I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries. -DeForest Soaries

We can and must move U.S. politics forward by means of committed participation. -Paul Wellstone

We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation. -Wynton Marsalis

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Bush administration doesn't particularly like public participation. It makes them look bad. -Ted Hughes

I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It's freedom of participation absolutely realized. -Matt Drudge

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation. -Samuel Richardson

It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an anchor for increasing rigor in our schools. Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation. -Gaston Caperton

The trial organized with U.N. participation of some kind will be for crimes committed by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979. That's it. -Hun Sen

The government has convinced parents that at some point it's no longer their responsibility. And in fact, they force them, in many respects, to turn their children over to the public education system and wrest control from them and block them out of participation of that. That has to change or education will not improve in this country. -Rick Santorum

The participation of our country in the eurozone is a guarantee for the country's monetary stability. It is a driver of financial prosperity. -Lucas Papademos

Our position in Europe is not negotiable. The Greek people will defend it by all means. But participation in the euro involves rules and obligations, which we must consistently meet. Greece belongs to Europe and Europe cannot be envisaged without Greece. -Lucas Papademos

The mandate I have received and for which I will speak with heart and head to implement over the next seven years had its four pillars – an inclusive citizenship, equality and participation and respect in a creative society creating an excellence in everything we Irish do. -Michael D. Higgins

I wrote so much about fandom and participation for NPR that I eventually realized my most fertile way of participating in music is to actually play it, at least in a way that made the most sense to me. -Carrie Brownstein

Within a lot of African-American households, I think, there's an idea that black men don't want to take an active participation in the lives of their children. That if they do, there has to be some sort of ulterior motive. -Gabrielle Union

Big-government economics breeds crony capitalism. It's corrupt, anything but neutral, and a barrier to broad participation in prosperity. -Paul Ryan

My government has the challenge of addressing the issue of gas. The issue of gas cannot be addressed today without the participation of all Bolivians alike. -Carlos Mesa

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society. -Noam Chomsky

Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy. -Fred Upton

I wish to clarify that I have absolutely not made a decision regarding my participation in the next Olympics. On a personal level, playing in the Olympics would be a huge honour. However, the Games in Rio are still four years away and I certainly won't be making any decisions with regards to participating any time soon. -Rory McIlroy

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism. -Angela Davis

I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society. -Daisaku Ikeda

I can't imagine the right wing trying to unite without my participation. -Lech Walesa

But, you know, I'm sorry, I think democracy requires participation. I mean, I don't want to proselytize but I do feel some sort of duty to participate in the process in some way other than just blindly getting behind a political party. -John Cusack

On April 19 1943, the Bermuda conference gathered, with the participation of representatives from Britain and the United States, in order to discuss saving the Jews of Europe. In fact, the participants did everything in their power to avoid dealing with the problem. -Ariel Sharon

These things I sample, or clip, are things that we share – music, films, sounds. It triggers a layer of participation from the audience as they recognize the material and remember it. -Christian Marclay

I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I love and always have loved policy issues and trying to have an impact on the issues that are out there. I cherish my years in government. I have loved my participation at CNN, at Current; writing; teaching. Where I will go next, I will have to sort out. -Eliot Spitzer

Hip-hop is when you have crowd participation; when you chant at the audience and they chant back at you; when you wave your hands in the air like you just don't care; or some breakdancing. Everything today is just low-beat, real bass-y, bass-y, good rap records. -Flavor Flav

More and more, job listings are exclusively available online and as technology evolves nearly every occupation now requires a basic level of digital literacy with web navigation, email access and participation in social media. -Michael K. Powell

I'm like that person who hates going to magic shows – and I love magic, I love wizards – but going to a show where there is any possibility of audience participation is a nightmare for me. -Aubrey Plaza

I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating. -Diablo Cody

The hazing experience and then the subsequent participation in the group forces its members to maintain the status quo and traditions at all costs. It demands mindlessness and unquestioned loyalty, resulting in boring people who have little ability to think for themselves or have an opposing viewpoint from those who have the most social power. -Rosalind Wiseman

Our participation in the single market, and our ability to help set its rules is the principal reason for our membership of the EU. So it is a vital interest for us to protect the integrity and fairness of the single market for all its members. -David Cameron

With our blogs and tweets, digital cameras, and unlimited-gigabyte e-mail archives, participation in the online culture now means creating a trail of always present, ever searchable, unforgetting external memories that only grows as one ages. -Joshua Foer

Sid Vicious began the age of participation in which everyone could be the artist. Sid proved that you don't have to play well to be the star. You can play badly, or not even at all. I endorsed that attitude. If you can't write songs, no problem – simply steal one and change it to your taste. -Malcolm Mclaren

As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt. -Michelle Bachelet

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. -Michelle Bachelet

My top priority for 2012 will be to make a renewed push for women's economic empowerment and political participation. -Michelle Bachelet

My government will make efforts to realize the farming potential of rain-fed and dry land areas by ensuring healthy participation by all stakeholders and convergence of various government sponsored programs. -Pratibha Patil

As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is… well… healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem. -Naveen Jain

It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances as much as by gifted appearances, allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living. -David Whyte

We need to tell young people that America was built by men and women of all colors and that the future of this country is dependent on the participation of all of our citizens. -Walter Dean Myers

You look at Superman, the story of an orphan coming to America, keeping his identity secret and even the names, Kal-El and Jor-El, you can trace lines to the background of the creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, both Jewish. Overall, there was a remarkable confluence of events that led to the medium and the Jewish participation. -Jerry Robinson

The web's democratic in one way and distinctly undemocratic in another way. And I think a lot of the confusion about the political ramifications have to do with that one word having so many meanings. So, it's democratic in that it quite literally delivers power to the people; it, it essentially opens up participation in the public's mind. -Clay Shirky

Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting. -Beth Simone Noveck

Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate. -Evgeny Morozov

Snohetta promotes a more democratic workplace atmosphere than most other architectural offices. This may merely reflect prevalent employment practices in Scandinavia, but Snohetta places a stronger emphasis on group participation in the design process than typical high-style firms. -Martin Filler

I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement – and our record of having the nation's highest voter participation. -Al Franken

Openness and participation are antidotes to surveillance and control. -Howard Rheingold

Global actions require local and national participation. International cooperation and action requires community perspectives and legitimacy if it is to be effective. -Ian Goldin

One of the smartest things Kickstarter has done, in my opinion, is give people a great shopping experience related to the arts, that funds the arts. In essence, they've gotten people to pay $200 for a t-shirt plus the feeling of participation in another artist's endeavor. -Jessica Jackley

I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 – it didn't make for motivated political participation, I can tell you. -Romola Garai

We Christians should be aware that there's something at stake in cultural participation that we wouldn't have been concerned about if all we did was worry about the messages in culture. -Dallas Willard

White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn't demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn't demand that somebody be in place driving. -Michael Eric Dyson

We're used to the characteristics of social media – participation, connection, instant gratification – and when school doesn't offer the same, it's easy to tune out. -Adora Svitak

Democracy is a daring concept – a hope that we'll be best governed if all of us participate in the act of government. It is meant to be a conversation, a place where the intelligence and local knowledge of the electorate sums together to arrive at actions that reflect the participation of the largest possible number of people. -Brian Eno

If women are the key to Africa's future – and I believe they are – we must figure out how to take away the barriers to their participation. -Richard Attias

I try to give the music more of a campfire feel as opposed to a library atmosphere. I like when you can hear people hanging out in the songs and doing a little shuffling. It creates a feeling of participation. -Alex Ebert

If you're a kid, it's all you think about if you stutter. Kids can be so mean. My grades suffered. Class participation weighs heavy in grading, and I wouldn't open my mouth to read or talk in front of anyone. -Kenyon Martin

There's no doubt about it that my participation in sports allowed me to compete in the business world in a very gender-neutral way. -Beth Brooke

It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia's participation in the freedom struggle. -Kenneth Kaunda

Harnessing new communications technology offers one promising way to make public participation easier and more effective. -Peter Roskam

Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community. -Bill Gates

The digital revolution has deepened the crisis within representative democracy. But as it forces its demise, it might also dictate its future. Traditional representative democracy within nations is no longer enough. People want more participation and collaboration with their government. -Eduardo Paes

What we are witnessing is the birth of something I call 'Polisdigitocracy.' This is a form of government that counts participation and transparency as its cornerstones and uses technology as its guide. The digital revolution is allowing democracy to recall its foundations and evolution is modernizing and reinforcing our fundamental values. -Eduardo Paes

The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose. -Tim Jackson

Our hope in life beyond death is a hope made possible, not by some general sentimental belief in life after death, but by our participation in the life of Christ. -Stanley Hauerwas

The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men. -Clint Eastwood

Anarchism means all sort of things to different people, but the traditional anarchists' movements assumed that there'd be a highly organized society, just one organized from below with direct participation and so on. -Noam Chomsky

The Occupy movement did create spontaneously communities that taught people something: you can be in a supportive community of mutual aid and cooperation and develop your own health system and library and have open space for democratic discussion and participation. Communities like that are really important. -Noam Chomsky

One of the most interesting reactions to come out of 1968 was in the first publication of the Trilateral Commission, which believed there was a 'crisis of democracy' from too much participation of the masses. -Noam Chomsky

Since the civil war in Laos was resumed in earnest in 1963, American participation has been veiled in secrecy. -Noam Chomsky

I'm very concerned about the tone of politics in recent years. We've seen a decline in civility and bipartisanship, and a rapid increase in hostility between those who have differing opinions. I think this has led to the alienation of the public in governance, which jeopardizes democratic participation. -Kyrsten Sinema

Women are as much politicians as men, and I hope that more and more women will enter public life through politics, as this would not only increase participation of women in public life but also have a salutary effect for the amelioration of women's status in India. -Preneet Kaur

Federal assistance helps millions of Americans escape poverty every year by providing the stability needed to take advantage of new opportunities. In fact, it is our safety net that allows full participation in the economy. More Americans purchasing goods means more Americans making them, which means more American jobs. -John Yarmuth

It's true that when Christianity is socially powerful, faith can look from the outside as if it is mainly a matter of membership, of participation in the vast synchronised swim of institutions. -Francis Spufford

An international presence in Serbia's Kosovo province is not a problem. But only a civilian and unarmed mission under U.N. auspices, with Russia's participation, would be acceptable. -Ivica Dacic

I have publicly talked about Mexico's need to open ourselves up to the participation of the private sector in the energy sector, however this doesn't mean privatizing state-run companies. -Enrique Pena Nieto

From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along. -Tom Chatfield

YouTube has become more mature, both as a platform and as a community. So much content has been added in almost every conceivable category that there are no more free passes on just getting there first. I think there are greater expectations for audience participation, the kind of participation that makes a real impact in a show's community. -Ze Frank

Balancing the common good with the freedom and liberty to exercise that individuality has been and remains a challenge for those committed to democracy while understanding that the polis ensures our participation and therefore our citizenship. -David Blunkett

Politics is about the participation and engagement of the wider citizenry – to miss that point would doom us to irrelevance. -David Blunkett

I'm a singer and performer in a hybrid show that's standup, music and audience participation. -Jason Alexander

I will go to my grave believing that participation is best driven by the well-stocked shop window. -Sebastian Coe

Falling entry barriers and lower access costs have significantly democratised participation, whether in production or consumption. -Mohamed El-Erian

My participation in the Art of the Olympians is a natural extension of my athletic career. I find creating a piece of art in many respects mirrors my long jumping efforts illustrating that hard work and inspiration will always be the foundation for success. -Bob Beamon

What we need in Africa is balanced development. Economic success cannot be a replacement for human rights or participation or democracy… it doesn't work. -Mo Ibrahim

Regarding our links with the Russian government, Severstal is a private company with no government participation. We are answerable to our shareholders. -Alexei Mordashov

Thanks to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, I can easily reach out to so many people. Being a writer gives me the added bonus of a targeted audience: readers, who enjoy targeted 'prizes' for participation in fundraisers – books and other neat promo items. -Lori Foster

The Obama economy has led to the lowest labor force participation since 1978. -Ted Cruz

Questions that have no right to go away are those that have to do with the person we are about to become; they are conversations that will happen with or without our conscious participation. -David Whyte

Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out – because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience. -Alison Owen

The greatest filmmakers are not the ones who put everything in; they're the ones who can figure things to leave out, and in doing so, invite your participation. -Alison Owen

Mediators do not choose the conflicts they became involved in, but the parties to the conflict choose the mediator. Their participation as intermediaries is based on the trust of all the conflicting parties. -Martti Ahtisaari

My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack of inclusion is the terribly low labor force participation rates and terribly high unemployment rates of young men, especially young men in ethnic minority groups and, in particular, young black men. -Edmund Phelps

Labor force participation peaked in early 2000, so its decline began well before the Great Recession. A portion of that decline clearly relates to the aging of the baby boom generation. But the pace of decline accelerated with the recession. -Janet Yellen

When I visit schools, I try to reach kids who perhaps don't have books at home or aren't that keen on reading. Somehow you draw them in with the pictures and then perhaps they'll want to learn more about it. I use a lot of audience participation and find kids who aren't really part of it and try to include them – to draw in those reluctant readers. -Korky Paul

Studies demonstrate that as gaps are being closed between men and women – in access to education, in health, even in economic participation – the most difficult gap to close is in political participation. Somehow that sharing of raw power, political power, remains very illusive. -Melanne Verveer

Audience participation can often inject a dose of adrenalin into your average dial-tone literary reading, especially if a handful of audience-members are mentally unhinged, and let's face it – you can always depend on at least one crackpot at these things. -Lynn Coady

I think we should talk about what the objectives of the party are, whether that's restoring the Clause Four as it was originally written or it's a different one, but I think we shouldn't shy away from public participation, public investment in industry, and public control of the railways. -Jeremy Corbyn

We're not going back anywhere, we're going forward, we're going forward in democracy, we're going forward in participation, we're going forward with ideas. -Jeremy Corbyn

A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women. -Valentina Tereshkova

We firmly believe the environmental issues cannot be addressed without extensive public participation, but people need to be informed before they can get involved. -Ma Jun

The motivation should come from regulatory enforcement, but enforcement is weak, and environmental litigation is near to impossible. So there's an urgent need for extensive public participation to generate another kind of motivation. -Ma Jun

It has been shown that public participation can limit powerful interest groups, while competing interests can help find a reasonable balance between development and environmental protection. -Ma Jun

People are moving into modes of participation and self-generation, which apply to everything from museums and television to architecture. -Jake Barton

We must never stop fighting for a vision of American democracy in which we strive for and encourage the highest levels of voter turnout and participation. -Eric Schneiderman

Our constitution is a ray of hope: H for harmony, O for Opportunity, P for people's participation and E for equality. -Narendra Modi

To restore the American experiment in democratic self-government, religious believers need to redouble their civic efforts. For without our active participation in politics, the government will continue to trample on our rights. The Constitution does not prevent people of faith from being active in politics. -Edwin Meese

Public participation helped create the Internet, and it helps protect it. That's worth celebrating and remembering. -Marvin Ammori

Triathlon is a sport where the legacy is obvious. Anyone can do it; there are loads you can do. It is a massive participation sport. You can do it as a challenge, for charity or whatever. I believe it will continue to grow, and I will look forward to that happening. -Alistair Brownlee

The only part of my mother's experience that still gets to me is the way she and people like her were looked down upon for asking America to be America, for asking for full and equal participation in our democracy. -Julian Castro

A robust democracy requires active participation. -Pete Gallego

In cyberspace, people with different skin colors, nationalities, cultures and languages should be equally entitled to participation, free speech and development. We should abandon prejudices, respect differences, and be tolerant and open. -Lu Wei

Our democracy relies on participation, and we've never done better by excluding folks. -Donna Brazile

From what we understand about participation by women and minorities, we need to do a better job of exposing people early in their careers to STEM fields. -Cory Gardner

I think a 'no' vote is giving the victor, whoever that may be, the win without your participation. -Cory Gardner

It is difficult to overstate the importance of media as a tool to encourage civic engagement and participation, and the importance of a diverse and well-informed public. -Tony Cardenas

It is my plan to lead the RSC as a member-driven organization which puts forth positions developed through member participation and dialogue consistent with the RSC's mission and the U.S. Constitution. -Bill Flores

When it comes to free speech and participation in the democratic process, our laws should reflect the goal of making it easier for more citizens to engage. -Doug Ducey

As educators and policy makers, it is important to demonstrate for parents the connection between high levels of student participation in assessment and system accountability – ensuring the success of every student. -Kate Brown

Under HB 2655, the state is responsible to ensure parents are aware of the purpose and value of assessments and receive notice from their local school districts about their rights and obligations. Educators must engage with parents about the value of assessment and the potential consequences if parents opt out and student participation diminishes. -Kate Brown

There's no doubt that our hearts are with the residents of Gaza. We and the whole world are unable to get to a situation in which Gaza can be rehabilitated. There needs to be an international initiative with Israel's participation, in order to bring an end to the enmity against us. -Reuven Rivlin

We need more participation, so when I see someone like Trump, I go, 'You know something? Good for him'. I may not support him, but let him run. -Alec Baldwin

Amartya Sen is best known to the general reader for his powerful essays on famine. He is an optimist about some of our gravest economic problems, such as mass starvation in a world that at present can easily produce more food than everyone can eat. Reason and voluntary participation are his watchwords. -Ian Hacking

I'm an active participation guy. No matter how much money you make, no matter how famous you are, you're not above going outside and cutting trees. I do it all the time. -Bill Goldberg

We are looking for rebuilding Hungarian defence Industry with India's participation. -Viktor Orban

We interpret our agreement with the IMF – our participation in the IMF's system of cooperation – as a borrowing agreement. The IMF sees it as an economic policy agreement. This is not in our interest. -Viktor Orban

We've never much liked the idea of charging a participation tax, a phrase we coined to represent what it feels like when a software company charges you more money for each additional user. Participation taxes discourage usage across a company. -Jason Fried

We are concerned with that curious bunch of nonconformists who explain their participation in negative terms: that bunch of do-gooders that goes under all sorts of names – liberals, leftists, etc. These are the people who argue that they are not responsible for white racism and the country's 'inhumanity to the black man.' -Steven Biko

We do not postpone the participation of the lower classes of our people in the profits of economic enterprise, and in other countries, they do postpone it. In the long run, I think our policy is better, and we stand by it. -Ferdinand Marcos

My friends in the opposition have forgotten that the constitution of the Philippines was amended in 1973 with their participation. The constitution mandates the administration, including the Batasan, or legislature, to convert slowly into a semiparliamentary form of government. The president in such a situation can issue decrees and edicts. -Ferdinand Marcos

I hope that the new leader, whoever they are – and I hope that it will be Hillary – will bring our country back to participation by all groups and will talk about how technology will enable not just 10% of our population, but all of our population. -John T. Chambers

I think the idea of participation trophies has gotta be a really, really great thing. Kids are under enough pressure as it is without encouraging them to be the best too early. -Taron Egerton

Liberalized trade – in broadly multilateral, regional, or bilateral agreements – is a key ingredient in the recipe for prosperity… An absolute prerequisite for long-term economic growth is full participation in the global economy and trading system. -Kevin Hassett

Please continue to voice your beliefs, as your participation is the foundation of our country's democracy. -Marc Veasey

Whatever your political leaning, vote. This participation is vital. I feel the same way about issues like the space program, education, the military. The more the public focuses on these things, thinks and forms opinions, I think the better we are as a democracy. -Ron Howard

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording. -Stanley A. McChrystal

The MBA entrance exams are so quantitative-oriented that it keeps out more and more women from joining the MBA classes. If we were to make the entrance exams more all-rounded, you could see more participation. -Chanda Kochhar

Civic participation over a lifetime, working in neighborhoods and communities and service of all kinds – military and civilian, full-time and part-time, national and international – will strengthen America's civic purpose. -John McCain

I can't tell you precisely how much participation there will be from India in the One Belt, One Road, but what is clear is the understanding that it is important for us to develop neighbourhood trade. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

Puerto Rico's participation per capita in the armed forces is more than most states, yet they can't vote for their commander in chief. -Ricardo Rossello

Long-term economic growth depends mainly on nonmonetary factors such as population growth and workforce participation, the skills and aptitudes of our workforce, the tools at their disposal, and the pace of technological advance. Fiscal and regulatory policies can have important effects on these factors. -Jerome Powell

Republican liberty depends on citizen participation, on a government that is of, for, and by the people. -Josh Hawley

Yes, I'm ashamed of my participation as a taxpayer in American drone bombing. -Anohni

A platform is essentially a business model that thrives because of the participation and value added from third parties with only incremental effort from the owner of the platform. -Om Malik

Why is our own participation in scapegoating so difficult to perceive and the participation of others so easy? To us, our fears and prejudices never appear as such because they determine our vision of people we despise, we fear, and against whom we discriminate. -Rene Girard

Our global atmosphere does not respect national boundaries, and the international commitments under the Paris Agreement cannot be met without the full cooperation and participation of multiple countries. -Brad Schneider

I urge President Trump to maintain American participation in the Paris Agreement – for the sake of our international leadership, economic competitiveness, and children's environmental future. -Brad Schneider

I'm not a Christian. My participation in music is so full blast, 24 hours a day. And that's my religion. I think I'm as spiritual as the pope, because I spend as much time in my spirituality as he does. -Hugh Masekela

Filmmaking requires the participation and cooperation of many people. It's unrealistic to expect that you're not going to be challenged by unforeseeable forces from every direction. -Bennett Miller

Recognizing that female participation in technology is lower than it should be, we are committed to bolstering female tech talent, eliminating obstacles and challenges they face, and fostering diversity. -Gillian Tans

The representatives of young professionals and woman entrepreneurs deserve seats at the big table to evolve viable, efficient, and sustainable solutions for problems the world is faced with. Without their participation, there will always be a deficit of compassion and innovation. -Arancha Gonzalez

There is no doubt that the participation of women in the workforce is a serious productivity boost, but to enable this ambition, there must be investment in care – child care, aged care, disability care, health, and education – which are essential social support structures to enable women to work. -Sharan Burrow

Ensuring a better future for all South Africans will require increased access to higher education, a stronger and fairer labour market, deeper participation in regional markets, and a regulatory framework that fosters entrepreneurship and allows small businesses to thrive. -Jose Angel Gurria

Expanding access to decent work opportunities is the most effective way to increase labor-market participation, lift people out of poverty, reduce inequality, and drive economic growth. It should be at the center of policymaking. The alternative is a dog-eat-dog world in which too many will feel left out. -Guy Ryder

I was always far more into anything creative that called for a bit of active participation, like reading aloud in class. Then, having left school shortly after my GCSEs, I auditioned for the National Youth Theatre of Wales and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain as well as the Welsh National Youth Opera. I ended up getting into all three. -Morfydd Clark

I'm trying to develop an approach to putting out a movie in wide release that makes some kind of economic sense for the filmmakers and the people that have a participation in the movie. -Steven Soderbergh

Our ancestors went through so much in a fight for us to vote. So I believe that we should engage in all civic participation. It's healthy engagement. -Susan Burton

Individual participation in the stock market through 401(k)s helped fuel the go-go days of Wall Street in the 1980s and birthed asset management juggernauts like Fidelity, Vanguard, Pimco, BlackRock, and dozens of others. -Mary Pilon

The ACA's reliance on mandatory participation in exchanges as the only way to obtain a health insurance subsidy is fundamentally flawed. -Ron Williams

King v. Burwell pointed at but did not directly challenge the ACA's most essential weakness: Government-mandated participation in health insurance exchanges as a precondition to receiving a subsidy is not the best or most effective means of achieving its goal of expanded access to health coverage. -Ron Williams

There are several problems with the ACA's reliance on means-based inclusion criteria and mandatory participation in exchanges – the complexity of the exchange mechanism, and the potential for income-based subsidies to become a disincentive to earn if insurance rates escalate for those beyond the income threshold. -Ron Williams

For insurance solvency, ongoing plan participation is vital. -Ron Williams

The absence of women within STEM programs is not only progressive, it is persistent – despite more than 20 years of programs intended to encourage the participation of girls and women. -Hope Jahren

Trade, tourism, cultural exchange, and participation in international institutions all serve to erode the legitimacy of repressive regimes. -Jacob Weisberg

Transforming our societies and our economies is an agenda that requires the participation of all. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are key. Including and empowering women and girls to develop and implement climate solutions is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do. -Patricia Espinosa

When we talk about the word 'socialism,' I think what it really means is just democratic participation in our economic dignity and our economic, social, and racial dignity. It is about direct representation and people actually having power and stake over their economic and social wellness, at the end of the day. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We whites who position ourselves as liberal often opt to protect what we perceive as our moral reputationsrather than recognize or change our participation in systems of inequity and domination. -Robin DiAngelo

Between my participation in Voyager and my role in Cassini, when comes the time, I will die a happy and gratified woman. -Carolyn Porco

In most audience-participation shows, the participant is so clearly not a part of what's going on that it's the fish-out-of-water aspect that makes it funny. -James Lapine

'Shooting Star' started out as the arrangement on the record, and it's developed into a real audience-participation song, just from playing it. -Paul Rodgers

You have to see that cricket is developing as a sport because what's very important is you want cricket to be a global sport when it comes to participation. -MS Dhoni

If I ever called myself an activist, I regret it, and I was cornered into it by an industry who couldn't justify me taking up space without saying that I had some kind of radical political agenda because they saw my participation as a radical political thing. Which it was not. -Hari Nef

I do vote, and naturally, I vote for so-called extremist parties, the further to the right the better, but that's where my participation in politics ends. -Varg Vikernes

I need to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. As soon as I become, I will turn back and say, 'Guys, thank you very much for your participation. Thanks everyone.' I will thank the Lord, I will go to the ground and say farewell, and I will go home. -Oleksandr Usyk

There's a lot of audience participation in 'Rock of Ages' and 'Rocky Horror.' -Frankie Grande

A film becomes hit with the equal participation of every actors and crew members. -Govinda

I am committed to growing participation in the political process and doing it the right way. -Ilhan Omar

There is increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfilment of human rights and a direct challenge to women's inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace. -Antonio Guterres

I think public sector banks need to have greater private participation of people who have skin in the game. -Ajay Piramal

Due to Modi ji's leadership, people's participation in building a base for inclusive growth and a strong country became possible. -Yogi Adityanath

I write out my schedule for the week ahead on a white board. I step back. I take a second to look at it – to evaluate what each commitment means to me and my family. I ask myself, 'Will my participation have an impact? Is my attendance essential to the success of the event or to the person I'm supporting, even if I know I won't be present?' -Stephanie Ruhle

I believe that when it comes to the creation of Sankalp Patra, India in its history has never seen such participation of people. -Rajnath Singh

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