Top 67 Separation Quotes

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“The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“State assaults on the separation of church and state are nothing new.”

― Adam Cohen

“Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.”

― Akhenaton

“A hospital may spend several million dollars separating a pair of conjoined twins even though that separation is likely to leave them worse off.”

― Alice Dreger

“The governments of south Sudan must make sure that everybody will get a nationality – that nobody will become stateless because of this separation.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Separation of power says the judiciary committee is supposed to confirm qualified judges and then what the Supreme Court does, that is their function, not my function.”

― Arlen Specter

“When Pat Robertson says there is no constitutional doctrine of separation of church and state, I say he is wrong.”

― Arlen Specter

“I’m very lucky, I had a very amicable separation and very amicable divorce, but it was still horrendous.”

― Ben Miller

“We in El Paso and Juarez are literally one community. There’s no separation; there’s no DMZ; there’s no buffer.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I took an oath to protect the Constitution, and protecting the Constitution means not letting the president bypass the separation of powers.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.”

― Boy George

“The Supreme Court is the last line of defense for the separation of powers and for the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“There is not a lot of separation between work and home life.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Death is the separation of soul from body.”

― Chrysippus

“Two of the many areas of conflict between Judeo-Christian values and leftism concern the separation between the holy and the profane and the separation between humans and animals.”

― Dennis Prager

“Texas has arguably the most extreme separation between the well off and everyday people in the United States.”

― Don Baylor

“My grandfather John came from Cork. I have six degrees of separation in Ireland.”

― Duff McKagan

“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.”

― Edmund Burke

“Israel fits into the zeitgeist of our era. It is true that there are demographic threats to its existence. That is why a separation from the Palestinians is a compelling imperative.”

― Ehud Barak

“I had huge separation anxiety as a kid.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“The artificial separation of politics and culture is nowhere more pronounced than in the discourse of foreign policy and international affairs.”

― Ellen Willis

“Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity.”

― Esa-Pekka Salonen

“One of the principles upon which the E.U. is built is the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary.”

― Frans Timmermans

“And one of the frustrating parts, but it’s an inherent part of our democracy, is we have separation of powers.”

― George Pataki

“I grew up with a special-needs brother, and the separation from other kids is so extreme. We’ve got to break down those barriers.”

― Hannah Teter

“Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phony separation that people are making between the two.”

― Henry Mintzberg

“The notion that anything can be invented wholly and that these invented things are classified as ‘fiction’ and that other writing, presumably not made up, is called ‘nonfiction’ strikes me as a very arbitrary separation of things.”

― James Salter

“Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.”

― Jason Mraz

“I don’t believe in the separation between mankind and nature. Mankind is nature.”

― Jim Sarbh

“The conventional, and painfully artificial, separation of the human realm from the natural other is bound to perish, albeit over a period of time, until we are obliged to learn how to cultivate our gardens under the most demanding conditions.”

― John Burnside

“The stakeholder approach to business sees integration rather than separation, and sees how things fit together.”

― John Mackey

“The quarterback has to get rid of the ball quickly, so there’s not a lot of time to make moves to gain separation.”

― John Madden

“I do believe that it was through divine providence that the Founding Fathers drafted a document that created a government that didn’t trust each other – hence the separation of powers. And then, to close the deal, the Bill of Rights was added to continue to protect individual rights and freedoms.”

― John Shimkus

“The ‘niche’ effect of charter schools guarantees a swift and vicious deepening of class and racial separation.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Separation of Church and state was a radical idea when the U.S. was first founded, but it’s become The Way Things Are.”

― Judith Tarr

“I agree with the idea that there is a separation of church and state. That teachers should not be leading prayer – a particular kind of prayer in classrooms.”

― Ken Buck

“I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state. It was not written into the Constitution.”

― Ken Buck

“There is no such thing as ‘separation of church and state.’ Reporters continue to promote this fallacy and scare Christians out of standing up for their beliefs.”

― Ken Ham

“There’s no separation anymore between who I am and what I create.”

― Kerli

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

― Khalil Gibran

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

― Khalil Gibran

“The marriage didn’t work out but the separation is great.”

― Liz Smith

“The separation of a childless couple is dramatic, but the separation of a couple with children is always tragic.”

― Louis Garrel

“The Obama administration demonstrated time and again a disturbing willingness to bypass the separation of powers and disregard Congress as a Constitutional watchdog.”

― Luther Strange

“Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.”

― Malcolm X

“In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.”

― Marcel Proust

“I had a dog named Oliver with severe separation anxiety. He couldn’t be alone… so I had to bring him wherever I went.”

― Matthew Pearl

“I don’t know that the Libertarian Party has an official position on the separation of church and state.”

― Michael Badnarik

“In the separation of the human species from nature, life goes awry.”

― Michael Frome

“In nature, there is no separation between design, engineering, and fabrication; the bone does it all.”

― Neri Oxman

“So I’ve never found there was any particular separation between the two cultures at all, musically speaking.”

― Neville Marriner

“I’ve spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies.”

― Phil Collins

“The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“We have a separation of state and church. The laws of the country are not subject to the Koran.”

― Pim Fortuyn

“It’s through engagement with the world, and not separation from it, that something with meaning gets produced.”

― Rachel Kushner

“I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations.”

― Ralph Nader

“One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains.”

― Ray Stannard Baker

“There’s always been a separation between fashion and what I call my deeper work.”

― Richard Avedon

“Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“It doesn’t say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state.”

― Sean Hannity

“In Buddhist teaching, ignorance is considered the fundamental cause of violence – ignorance… about the separation of self and other… about the consequences of our actions.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“The tenet of the separation of church and state is an unconstitutional doctrine.”

― Sharron Angle

“The false separation between living and giving must end.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.”

― Simone Weil

“It is written that there shall be a separation, and the sheep shall be separated from the goats. The other preachers have the sheep; I have the goats. And I have a few sheep among my goats, but they are very ragged.”

― Sojourner Truth

“The separation of church and state is a suburban, not an urban, issue.”

― Tony Evans

“I don’t believe that there is a separation between art and political consciousness.”

― Yasmine Hamdan
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