Quotes of mandate

  1. That was not part of the U. N. resolution; it was not part of the mandate to go on to Baghdad and, frankly, if we had gone into Baghdad and pushed Saddam Hussein off, we would have inherited an even bigger mess than the mess we inherited with the refugee problem. – Les Aspin
  2. The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is a source of respect that you gain, because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  3. The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up. – Rene Cassin
  4. Well, usually when you talk about a mandate you're talking about an overwhelming win. I don't think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win. – Lincoln Chafee
  5. It is not government's job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children's health. – Michael Crapo
  6. It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody. – Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  7. We're not gonna misread our mandate – Mitch McConnell
  8. You cannot speak on behalf of a nation when you have no mandate to do so. – Jean-Marie Le Pen
  9. Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena? – Dan Rather
  10. The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented. – Dixie Lee Ray
  11. Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution. – Randall Terry
  12. On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army's point of view. – Hideki Tojo
  13. 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
  14. Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept. – Chris Wedge

Usage examples for mandate

  1. In fact it was soon apparent they felt vastly sorry on Christopher's account that the mandate had been pronounced. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Were his couriers carrying a similar mandate to the west coast? – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  3. Was it the mandate of such men as these that he was carrying? – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Then the stomach issues its mandate of hunger, and a new supply of food must be furnished. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. Now she was bound to respect her father's mandate or be packed off to a convent school. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  6. It proves that while we have been disputing, one about the spontaneous origin of organisms, another as to what else there is in protoplasm, and so on, the common people have been in need of spiritual food; and the unsuccessful and rejected of art and science, in obedience to the mandate of adventurers who have in view the sole aim of profit, have begun to furnish the people with this spiritual food, and still so furnish them. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
  7. At the renewal of Mr. Pericles' peremptory mandate for her to sing, she could neither appeal to him, nor resist; but, raising her chest, she made her best effort, and then covered her face. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. As he was their only source of income, they accepted his mandate without question. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  9. The exchange was instantly made; for no one, there, was ever known to dispute a mandate that was uttered with the air of authority he then wore. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. To have such a guest imposed on her was no small grievance, and nothing but her husband's absolute mandate could have induced her to come up with the maids who brought sheets for the bed, pillows, and the like needments. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. To that hapless monarch he had sent an imperious mandate to come back and order the Saxon troops, who obstinately held Torgau, forthwith to hand it over to the French. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. Well, it's a grand thing to have the royal mandate in one's pocket, isn't it? – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  13. " Doctor," he said curtly, when I was ushered into his tent, " you have twenty- four hours in which to leave camp-" Whether that mandate was a result of my joining in with the Colonial officers' criticism, or because my secret activity for Count Reitzenstein had been suspected, I cannot say. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  14. That the reverend preacher would render a cheerful obedience to such a mandate there is little doubt. – A Letter to the Hon. Samuel Eliot, Representative in Congress From the City of Boston, In Reply to His Apology For Voting For the Fugitive Slave Bill. by Hancock
  15. It is certain, however, that, in obeying the mandate of exile, Necker had no wish to exercise the advantage he possessed from his great popularity. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  16. After a brief hesitation, he determined to bid defiance to the royal mandate and set sail for Ireland. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  17. Then, as an imperial mandate is given, H. R. said to Miss Goodchild: " We're needed!" – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  18. The instincts and affections of the citizens of Mississippi led them with great unanimity to the duty of maintaining and defending their State, without pausing to ask what would be the consequences of refusing obedience to its mandate – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  19. Appointed or royal mandate it comes to the same thing. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  20. Since the war New Zealand has the " mandate to govern them, and I hope they are happy. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey