Top 270 Regime Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Regime Quotes from famous people such as Ed Balls, Peter Bergen, Katie Pavlich, Lee Hyeon-seo, Cherie Lunghi, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn’t have prosecuted the war. We shouldn’t have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.
Ed Balls
Assad owes his continuation in power to the intervention of Russia in 2015 to prop up his regime.
Peter Bergen
I’m not Cuban and therefore don’t have any family members who were oppressed by Castro’s regime. But I do have a number of friends whose families were.
Katie Pavlich
I just wanted to see China with my own eyes. I wanted to see whether North Korea was the best country in the world or China was the best. I grew up believing that China was much worse than North Kore, because that’s what the regime told us.
Lee Hyeon-seo
To keep my back from getting stiff, I have a strict regime every morning of stretching and do yoga once a week and Pilates. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2008 was great for my fitness.
Cherie Lunghi
Fidel’s oppressive legacy will haunt the Cuban regime and our hemisphere forever.
Bob Menendez
To introduce a whole new tax regime, that would be modern tax reform. But that’s too big a task.
Chuck Schumer
I regret that I had to leave my country. But I had to do it in order to achieve and decide my own fate. I was forced into it. Democracy came about 15 years too late for me. But I have to say that it’s there now, and Czech Republic is a fantastic country; it always was but just had the wrong regime at the top.
Martina Navratilova
We see today that there is a growing understanding in the international community that the extremist regime in Tehran is not just Israel’s problem, but rather an issue that the entire international community must grapple with.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
What we wanted to tell North Korea is, look, we have told you we are not looking for regime change; we are not looking for war. But don’t give us a reason to get involved in any of this, and so we’re going to go ahead and push for a strong resolution against North Korea.
Nikki Haley
Then in 1969, I spent the spring term at Cornell University in New York. The invasion of August 1968 had already happened, but the hardline regime took several months to crack down on dissidents.
Vaclav Klaus
The kleptocracy overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping is more vicious and brutally anti-democratic than any regime run by any clique the Chinese Communist Party’s ruling elite has vomited up since the days of Mao Zedong.
Terry Glavin
Contrary to what the Americans frequently reiterated, al-Qaeda did not have any relationship with Saddam Hussein or his regime.
Peter Bergen
I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don’t want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports.
Thomas Piketty
America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing democracy. All the benefits – the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up.
Bill Moyers
I believe that we have to have a new regulatory regime for our financial system.
Richard Shelby
There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they’ve been liberated.
Richard Perle
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
George Orwell
I’ve had moments of brilliance but on my busier weeks when I haven’t had my practice regime, it is hard-work.
Rob Cross
Britain should be the world’s number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area.
Gordon Brown
Back in the 1950s, America set out to intervene in Syria, liberate the people from a corrupt elite, and bring about a new democracy. They did this with the best of intentions, but it led to disaster. And out of that disaster, the Assad regime rose to power.
Adam Curtis
The people of South Africa are ready to stand up to the oppressions of the Pretoria regime, and they are ready to fight back.
Oliver Tambo
I grew up in the shadow of the Trujillato, saw how the regime had ravaged so many families.
Junot Diaz
I consider that France and the Republic were in London during the occupation and that the Vichy regime was not France.
Marine Le Pen
If you adapt your diet and exercise regime gradually you can keep it up long term. Often people begin with a big push and burn out quickly. Don’t suddenly go mad a week before your holiday. Start early and build up slowly: you’ll feel the benefits much more.
Chris Hoy
There needs to be some regime that is overseeing access to broadband to make sure we have openess; otherwise, there is a risk it won’t be open anymore. We spent quite a bit of time with Verizon policy people in addition to participating in a multilateral discussion with the Federal Communications Commission.
Vint Cerf
Opponents of U.S. sanctions have made ‘unilateral sanctions’ their special target. They argue that sanctions observed by many nations would be much more effective. True enough. Far better for trade with an outlaw regime to be restricted by many nations than by just one.
Elliott Abrams
If I am not enjoying my exercise regime, I am not enjoying my life, which means I am wasting it!
Hazel Keech
By ending the Hussein regime, the United States has taken away yet another incubator of terrorism.
Jim Gerlach
As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country.
Pete Domenici
The Catholic Church was the church of the colonial fascist regime.
Samora Machel
Iran's continued drive to develop nuclear capabilities,

Iran’s continued drive to develop nuclear capabilities, including troubling enrichment activities and past work on weaponization documented by the IAEA, and its continued support to groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist organizations make clear that the regime in Tehran is a very grave threat to all of us.
Leon Panetta
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world – no ideals.
Golda Meir
The Hussein regime’s support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world’s most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country.
Jim Gerlach
The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
Mitt Romney
China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America, but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
James Lovelock
Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.
Dennis Prager
Thus the regime has deprived Iranian women not just of their present rights, but also of their history and their past.
Azar Nafisi
Qaddafi may rail endlessly about foreign meddling, but the reaction of Western governments clearly matters to his regime.
Tom Malinowski
One could imagine a day when empowered and experienced representatives of liberated areas will sit with the regime’s representatives and work to negotiate to reunify a more democratic Syria.
Jamal Khashoggi
Now, if you are like me – if you are like practically anybody in America – then you probably hold some negative opinions about the French, based upon movies, rumors, recent headlines, unfortunate run-ins with Parisian waiters, or… you know… all that unpleasantness surrounding the Vichy regime.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I’ve been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It’s the same as my normal regime, but I’m being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me.
Danica McKellar
I care about the way I look, and I want to look my best. My regime isn’t crazy. For my face, it’s just sunscreen because foundations and tinted moisturizers rub against my neck warmer. But I do like eyeliner, mascara, and a little color on my lids.
Gretchen Bleiler
The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons.
Benjamin Netanyahu
I don’t do facials or any of that stuff, but my workout regime does tend to depend on whether I have to take my top off in my next film because otherwise I know I’m too heavy.
Clive Owen
Stability is when the U.K. and U.S. invade a country and impose the regime of their choice.
Noam Chomsky
As one ages, eventually, no matter what regime you’ve followed, no matter how fiercely you’ve fought the fight, good health becomes harder to maintain. It may disappear overnight or simply dwindle, but with every year that passes, the odds shorten.
Laurie Graham
My parents fled from North Korea during the Korean War because they despised the North Korean Communist regime. They fled to seek freedom and came to South Korea.
Moon Jae-in
General Zia-ul-Haq, a dictator and unscrupulous political actor, used Islam as a pretext for waging war in Afghanistan and adopting an aggressive stance towards India. By advancing a more orthodox version of Islam, he was able to hold on to a repressive regime and quell any opposition.
Asma Jahangir
Syrians need to prepare for the aftermath if the Assad regime falls. Atrocities that could be considered war crimes have been committed in this country, and Syrians should rightly demand that the perpetrators be held accountable.
Richard Engel
One of the neat things about Gearbox that I love is, we don’t look at our designs as a totalitarian regime and we’re all really happy to let designers and creators within the studio explore in our space.
Randy Pitchford
The United States must not allow North Korea to exacerbate tensions between our key strategic allies in Asia. As the leader of the free world, the United States needs to support our regional allies who are standing up to a Stalinist regime that is intent on developing nuclear weapons.
Evan Bayh
Trump has long said he favors a ‘safe zone’ in Syria to prevent Basher al Assad’s regime from carrying out indiscriminate airstrikes against Syrian civilians and to halt the refugee flow out of Syria.
Peter Bergen
Once we destroyed the Saddam regime, we knew there was going to be a civil war.
William Odom
A lot of powerful people in Washington may think it’s a crazy-leftist-fringe position to think the intellectual authors of a torture regime should be investigated and prosecuted.
John Cusack
Mo Yan is the Chinese equivalent of the Soviet Russian apparatchik writer Mikhail Sholokhov: a patsy of the regime.
Salman Rushdie
To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace – or at least a genuine peace – the link between the nature of a regime and its external behavior must be understood.
Natan Sharansky
I was part of that group of kids growing up in the ’80s under the Reagan regime, what I used to call ‘living in the shadow of Dr. Manhattan,’ where we would have dreams all the time that New York City was being destroyed, and that that wall of light and destruction was rolling out and would just devour our neighborhood.
Junot Diaz
Criminality is always the result of poverty. Countries that experience such a fundamental change as we have – we had the apartheid regime and must now develop a multicultural democracy – must necessarily pass through a phase of high crime rates.
Jacob Zuma
My U.N. five-point plan focuses on preventing proliferation, strengthening the legal regime, and ensuring nuclear safety and security – an effort that was given good momentum by the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul earlier this year. The world is over-armed, and peace is underfunded.
Ban Ki-moon
Putin set out to build a mafia state. He didn’t set out to build a totalitarian regime. But he was building his mafia state on the ruins of a totalitarian regime. And so we end up with a mafia state and a totalitarian society.
Masha Gessen
During the BSP regime, many schemes were started in the name of prominent saints belonging to different castes. However, these schemes were renamed when SP came to power reflecting its casteist mindset.
It didn't take long to recognise the shortcomings of th

It didn’t take long to recognise the shortcomings of the Soviet regime and to see the values of the free world.
Garry Kasparov
Cross fit, callisthenics, and weight training are a regular part of my workout regime. It’s helped me a lot with my stamina, agility, and movement.
Rithvik Dhanjani
We are not and will never be an authoritarian regime.
Ted Lieu
The regime is afraid of the people because it knows that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
Viktor Yushchenko
In my early 20s, living in a communist regime in Romania, success to me simply meant leaving and coming to America.
Anastasia Soare
You need to understand, if you take out a government, take out a regime, guess who becomes the government and regime and is responsible for the country? You are. So if you break it, you own it.
Colin Powell
I am not a natural fan of Mr Tillerson’s political instincts. Indeed, there maybe few things I would agree with Rex on: for example, he vouched his support for the war in Yemen, approved of Assad’s regime, and has pushed for tax cuts for American big business.
Ed Davey
I will not be drawn to building relations with the Syrian regime, which does not want me.
Saad Hariri
Turkey’s regime is fast degenerating into outright dictatorship, emboldened by the imminent ascent of Donald Trump to the most powerful position on Earth.
Owen Jones
We’ve all tried to bunk our gym session or dance class. A single routine can get monotonous. That’s why I have decided to make my fitness regime fun by incorporating different workouts into my schedule. From dancing to yoga, I plan to keep it as interesting as possible so I’m never bored of working out.
Disha Patani
The Syrian regime is helping the insurgency in Iraq and allowing all kinds of militants to come in and out, and go to Iraq to attack random soldiers and innocent people.
Walid Jumblatt
The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
Jalal Talabani
I’m not too big on moisturisers and fancy skin products. I keep my grooming regime nice and simple.
Shaun White
The Putin regime’s income comes from oil and gas exports. If we could crash the price of these commodities, we could bankrupt the regime.
Robert Zubrin
Kim Jong Un, like all totalitarian leaders, wants above all to ensure his survival. He is convinced that a nuclear strike capability is necessary to deter the United States and South Korea from threatening his regime, and to extract concessions that might prolong its life.
Tom Malinowski
If I am elected President, the Castro regime will have no reason to doubt our unwavering commitment to your cause. The regime will feel the full weight of American resolve.
Mitt Romney
George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as ‘evil.’ Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.
Christopher Hitchens
It’s with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime.
Ahmed Ben Bella
The international community is unwilling to accept the policies of the Iranian regime.
Moshe Katsav
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don’t want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.
Kim Dae Jung
People of my generation did not like very much to tell what we lived through during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Rithy Panh
There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people.
Viktor Yushchenko
In the past 30 years, officials of the Iranian regime and its apologists have labeled criticism, especially with regard to women’s rights, as anti-Islamic and pro-Western, justifying its brutalities by ascribing them to Islam and Iran’s culture.
Azar Nafisi
I’m not a fussy eater, but when I’m travelling, I try to stick to the same regime and just have my chicken and my mash and broccoli. Otherwise, you start eating all these funny delicacies, and it makes your tummy turn upside down.
Ella Henderson
The Yanukovych regime is a mafia, which regularly threatens, imprisons, murders, or disappears political opponents as well as those whose possessions it covets.
Robert Zubrin
In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres.
Hans Frank
In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
I am disciplined and tend to stick to my workout regime and eating habit and adhere to them strictly.
Lara Dutta
The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced – the just demands of peace and security will be met – or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
Colin Powell
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Don’t blame America for the thousands of Cubans who have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned by Castro for peacefully protesting the regime.
Bob Menendez
Listen, every time we're meeting with our counterparts

Listen, every time we’re meeting with our counterparts in Israel, the state of Iran is always something that’s at the top of the list and the things we discuss. And that’s because the regime in Iran continually threatens Israel, threatens the United States.
Morgan Ortagus
During the 35 years of Left regime, there was no independence. We were left at the hands of torturers.
We live in very volatile times. And it is super necessary that all of us resist this move toward the militarization and establishment of a more and more authoritarian regime, not just in the United States but in Europe and elsewhere.
Roger Waters
The Nauru files lifts the secrecy surrounding Australia’s hidden detention regime for asylum seekers through vivid reporting and the words of the guards and officials on the island themselves.
Katharine Viner
The only people that have ever fought ISIS in Syria is not the regime; it is the Free Syrian Army.
Jack Keane
It was in Dara’a that Syria’s non-violent democratic movement had begun in 2011, with schoolboys scrawling on a wall: ‘The people want to topple the regime.’
Terry Glavin
The triumph is that the waveform we measure is very well represented by solutions of these equations. Einstein is right in a regime where his theory has never been tested before.
Rainer Weiss
If Northern Ireland is in one customs regime and the Republic of Ireland is in another, why won’t a customs border be necessary, just as happens with every other land border of this type?
David Gauke
The problem with the Iranian regime, of course is, one, its unsettling effects on the Sunnis, particularly Saudi Arabia, and, secondly, its potential threat to Israel.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
The transition from tyranny to democracy is very hard. The Syrian people have to handle this in a way that works in Syria. And the brutality of the Assad regime is unacceptable.
Jack Lew
Ukraine and Israel have long-standing historical ties. Our nations have together experienced all the tragedies in recent history – the Holodomor and the Holocaust, the Second World War, and the totalitarian Soviet regime.
Volodymyr Zelensky
As a result of the billions of dollars flowing into Iran after the JCPOA, the Iranian regime is able to increase its support to terrorist group groups like Hezbollah.
Mike Pompeo
For the Modi government, the calls for a ‘Naya Kashmir’ has paradoxically led them right back to old established political parties after a failed experiment at propping up an ‘alternative’ regime in the form of the Apni Party and other such flirtations.
Barkha Dutt
The Obama administration benefited the Castro regime. The Trump administration plans to benefit the Cuban people by taking away power from the government and directly emboldening citizens.
Katie Pavlich
I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it’s more than that. It’s an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche and then applies an antibiotic cream. You gotta keep it away from your eyes.
Stephen Colbert
The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.
Ahmed Chalabi
In North Korea, it was actually an oppressive regime and that’s why I escaped with my life.
Park Yeon-mi
The Iranian regime has been terrorizing the Middle East for 40 years. They’ve been the aggressor for 40 years. And finally this president, President Donald J. Trump, said ‘enough is enough.’
Morgan Ortagus
I did get a really weird fan letter from a bloke in prison. I think it was when I was doing ‘Fat Friends.’ He said he’d be happy to do an exercise routine for me, to go through a fitness regime for me. I didn’t take him up on the offer… dunno why?!
Ruth Jones
I have my own experience in Indonesia, of course. Sometimes in these transition situations, the new governments are still clumsy and awkward in responding to this new environment in which they operate. The only thing in their DNA is the old regime.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I don’t have a fixed fitness regime, as everything depends on my work schedule and my fitness instructor. But I make sure that I work out 365 days a year for at least one and a half hours, no matter what.
Prosenjit Chatterjee
It’s a lot harder to stick to my regime when I’m travelling, so when I’m home, I make sure that when I wake up in the morning, I drink one litre of water with lemon to cleanse my body from the inside, and then I’ll have a big jar of vegetable juice.
Valentina Zelyaeva
In the 20th century, in the darkest period of German and European history, an insane racist ideology, born of neopaganism, gave rise to the attempt, planned and systematically carried out by the regime, to exterminate European Jews. The result has passed into history as the Shoah.
Pope Benedict XVI
They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results, they are a happy team.
David Gower
You could eat sushi off my bookshelf. My cleaning regime is like a battleground. I’m Genghis Khan and my cleaning products are my Mongolian army and I take no prisoners. The rest of my life is an experiment in chaos so I like to keep my flat neat.
Ryan Adams
I like to enter my characters through a physical form first. The first thing I find is the regime of the character – when he wakes up tomorrow, what activities does this person engage in – that’s my entry point. Once I get that, then it becomes easy for me.
Neeraj Kabi
The coalition is a model that has no place in a presidential regime such as in Mexico. It fits in parliamentary models, but Mexico has a presidential regime.
Enrique Pena Nieto
All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.
Nikita Khrushchev
You don’t get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don’t give the outgoing regime – which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it’s a bunch of military people – the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new Egypt with democracy, freedom, rights, etc.
Mohamed ElBaradei
It’s one thing to say you’re feminist, but then what does that mean? Not selling arms to a regime that is the most repressive and probably one of the worst human rights violators, particularly towards women, like Saudi Arabia?
Jagmeet Singh
No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. And there’s no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.
Joe Biden
I have a lot of enemies: extremists and the Syrian regi

I have a lot of enemies: extremists and the Syrian regime.
Saad Hariri
I want to make it very clear, collaboration with the regime of Mr. Lukashenko at the moment means the support for violence and blatant violation of human rights.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.
Ted Rall
If it all just happens like this for the rest of my life, it’s going to be one endless Groundhog Day. I determined that I was not prepared to submit to this regime, so I thought I had to do something about it.
Bruce Dickinson
The Iranian regime is nothing if not resilient. It fought an eight-year-long war with Iraq to a draw despite losing hundreds of thousands of lives; it has survived decades of isolation.
Antony Blinken
In Russia, tweeting or sharing real news that’s embarrassing to the regime can land you in prison. Imagine, then, the response of the regime to ‘fake news’ that’s damaging to the Kremlin.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
My profession requires me to follow a dedicated and intense exercise regime.
Lara Dutta
Incorporating small changes/additions in one’s daily routine can have a big impact. For example, eating a healthy diet, including a handful of almonds every day and a regular exercise regime, not only helps me maintain a healthy life but also balance both my family’s health as well as my own.
Sonali Bendre
Let’s create a regime that makes sale of bullets to anybody not licensed to carry a gun illegal, makes resale illegal, micro-stamps bullets so they can be traced. No Second Amendment issues here. This would have a remarkable impact on both violence and the capacity to solve shooting crimes.
Eliot Spitzer
You can’t have a regime which continuously subsidizes things; as inflation rises, you keep prices of certain things unchanged.
Adi Godrej
The ‘SAMS’ study, titled ‘A New Normal: Ongoing Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria’, reveals that the Assad regime merely switched from sarin gas to chlorine gas in its bombardment of civilians areas.
Terry Glavin
I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there.
Smokey Robinson
The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime’s legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.
William Hague
Dentists, doctors, surveyors from Latvia wanted to come to England, do anything to get away from the Soviet regime.
Guy Martin
I met with an Automaidan activist who was part of a self-appointed group drafting a lustration law for parliament, which would exclude from political life people who actively participated in Yanukovych’s criminal regime.
Keith Gessen
I can’t on my own change the regime in South Africa or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies, but I can start with me.
River Phoenix
Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.
Natan Sharansky
Somebody in this regime used chemical weapons, whether it was Assad – an order from him, or his brother, or someone else. Who knows? I don’t think the evidence is clear. But it is clear that chemical weapons were used.
Jeff Duncan
Iain Duncan Smith and his regime, they wanted to make the poor suffer and then humiliated them by telling them that their poverty was their own fault and, to demonstrate that, if you’re not up to mark then you’re sanctioned and the money stops.
Ken Loach
I lived in a dictatorship in Brazil, and I was arrested three times. I felt in my flesh what it is to live under such a regime and experience deprivation of freedom.
Paulo Coelho
We are a primary target for the Iranian regime… We won’t wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia. Instead, we’ll work so that the battle is for them in Iran.
Mohammad bin Salman
Cuba is a nation stuck in time, and the regime’s complete control of businesses, the press and the Internet has kept the Cuban people from advancing and achieving their dreams.
Mercedes Schlapp
In Romania, of course, gymnastics is among the most popular sports, and my parents had a dream of escaping the Ceausescu regime and giving their child a better life. So they came to the United States and put me in gymnastics.
Dominique Moceanu
The United States already has in place comprehensive trade sanctions against Sudan, imposed because of the regime’s support for terrorism. While we maintain diplomatic relations, we do not staff our embassy there.
Elliott Abrams
When US-led forces toppled the Taliban government in November 2001, Afghans celebrated the downfall of a reviled and discredited regime.
Anand Gopal
I want a counter-terrorism regime that is proportionate, focused and transparent.
Theresa May
In the spring of 2007, Israeli intelligence brought to Washington proof that the Assad regime in Syria was building a nuclear reactor along the Euphrates – with North Korean help. This reactor was a copy of the Yongbyon reactor the North Koreans had built, and was part of a Syrian nuclear weapons program.
Elliott Abrams
We must not allow the Iranian regime to use the nation’s vast energy resource as a financial pipeline for its nuclear ambitions.
Ted Deutch
I wish – I wish the peace and good for the Syrian citizen and the Syrian regime.
Najib Mikati
In the three years since Obama invited Russia to help him renege on his ‘red line’ on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 136 occasions in which the Assad regime has deployed poison gas in its war on the Syrian people.
Terry Glavin
The police force has repeatedly demonstrated an inability and unwillingness to carry out its fundamental mandate: to serve and protect the people of Hong Kong. It has been reduced to a mere instrument of repression subservient to the political agenda of Beijing’s regime in Hong Kong.
Joshua Wong
Vladimir Putin is leading a dying country. Vladimir Put

Vladimir Putin is leading a dying country. Vladimir Putin’s regime exports three things: petroleum products – coal, natural gas, and hydrocarbon energy in the form of petroleum. Number two, it exports arms, and, number three, it exports people.
Oliver North
I think the only way to actually move China in a positive direction is to disengage from China, to decouple our economy, our cultural ties, our sporting ties so that you put pressure on their regime.
Steve Hilton
There is some risk that if the wrong regulatory regime gets adopted in the U.S., then the center of innovation could move to other countries. If blockchains are the next Internet, that would be a very unfortunate development for the U.S.
David O. Sacks
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well – the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Barbara Amiel
I can’t imagine my life without a fitness regime and enjoy motivating others about the same.
Rahul Dev
On Veterans Day, I can’t help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn’t been in America long, but they were already so grateful for its opportunities that they were eager to serve.
Tom Perez
I have a different starting premise from those 100 academics who are so heavily invested in the regime of low expectations and narrow horizons which they have created.
Michael Gove
I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
Moshe Katsav
In 2008, Putin’s message was, ‘We aren’t like a Central Asian republic, we aren’t going to build a personalistic regime, we will have institutions.’ This is all abolished now. The very idea of a governing party and party career, as you have in China, that didn’t work.
Ivan Krastev
President Bush was disgusted by the Assad regime’s oppression of the Syrian people as well as its support for terrorism, interference in Lebanon, and encouragement of jihadist attacks on Americans in Iraq.
Elliott Abrams
My government is continuously improving the GST regime keeping in view the suggestions being received from the business community.
Ram Nath Kovind
Some leaders think time will solve the problem. Their hope is that Assad’s regime will ultimately fall from the heavy toll of the horrors it has spawned. From past experience with such regimes, this scenario is unlikely to happen.
Ahmed Zewail
Getting rid of the Magnitsky Act is one of the top, if not the top, priorities of the Putin regime.
Bill Browder
If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime.
Jon Stewart
I don’t really have a fitness regime. I swim regularly and hit the gym once in a while but I also eat a lot.
Rhea Chakraborty
Throughout the day, I’ll make a lot of green smoothies or salads, and then when I travel, I try my hardest to just keep up the regime. It’s not always easy, but I do my best.
Valentina Zelyaeva
The merit of a democratic regime rests on one’s continual willingness to exchange views, and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
I have never seen a more hopeful, optimistic, and excited place on earth than Iraq in the spring of 2003. The oppressed people of a regime we toppled shared America’s dream of freedom, and opportunity called them to a future brighter than they had ever known.
Seth Moulton
Just as Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin started by going after the intellectuals, against those whose words who might form an opposition to them, so Trump has gone across us. Free speech is first among equals when we look at what is being violated by this new regime.
Andrew Solomon
I don’t think that leaking an American diplomat’s private information, pictures, names of their children, I don’t think that is a formal protest, that is what a thuggish regime would do.
Morgan Ortagus
After the fall of Communism, the biggest mistake Boris Yeltzin’s regime made was not to disband the KGB altogether. Instead it changed its name to the FSB and, to many observers, morphed into a gangster organisation, eventually headed by master criminal Vladimir Putin.
Gerard Batten
This idea of the digital native in the bedroom taking down a fascist regime and building a billion-dollar company is a very attractive image, but actually, if you look at the research, young people are on the lowest rung of digital opportunity.
Beeban Kidron
Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced.
Xavier Becerra
Every terrorist regime in the world uses isolation to break people’s spirits.
bell hooks
People in Tel Aviv can not imagine, but in 1990, here in Leipzig or Dresden, whoever wanted to buy a car had to wait 14 years. The East Germans worked like people in the West, but the fruits of their labor were harvested by a criminal regime.
Helmut Kohl
Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime’s ability to command and control its forces.
Michael Ignatieff
Every time we refuse to stand up for liberty and our core beliefs as a nation in the face of aggression from the Chinese regime, we legitimize their behaviour and encourage more bully tactics.
Erin O’Toole
A fascist individual and regime thrives on this perception of fear they build up.
Reham Khan
We lived by very complex import and export policies, a very complex industrial licensing regime. Very few people could get licences, which were required right from manufacturing a pin to manufacturing a car, and generally went to people who found favour with the government.
Sunil Mittal
Hungary was the only Central European country that was not able to create a new constitution after the collapse of the communist regime.
Viktor Orban
It is high time that the international community tell Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue of negotiation with the U.N. about obligations that they undertook in 1991.
Condoleezza Rice
In Iran, fundamentalism was fuelled to an extent by the

In Iran, fundamentalism was fuelled to an extent by the regime of the Shah being supported by the West.
Salman Rushdie
Our priority is to go after ISIL. And so what we have said is that we are not engaging in a military action against the Syrian regime. We are going after ISIL facilities and personnel who are using Syria as a safe haven, in service of our strategy in Iraq.
Barack Obama
The U.S. cannot survive another four years of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton regime.
Pete Hoekstra
Those who back the Syrian regime from now on will find themselves in an even more isolated and indefensible minority.
William Hague
The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.
William Greider
The euro is a hybrid of a fixed exchange-rate regime, like the 1980s ERM or the 1930s gold standard, and a state currency.
Yanis Varoufakis
My own preferred fitness regime is to use my bicycle.
Paul Hollywood
For the last ten years, I’ve been trying to avoid getting killed by Putin’s regime, and there already exists a trail of dead bodies connected to its desire to see me dead.
Bill Browder
After I retired, I spent a quarter of a century in the business, and when I retired and a new regime took over, Vince McMahon Jr. and that, and in the beginning I went back to help out. I color commentated with him, but then I started to see things that were disturbing to me.
Bruno Sammartino
Bhutto’s regime is remembered for having one of the worst human rights records in Pakistan’s history, and her government did not allow the media freedoms she criticizes Musharraf for crushing.
Richard Engel
The use of threats and intimidation to force energy companies to submit to an extremist agenda may be fitting under a totalitarian regime, but it is never acceptable in the United States.
John Fleming
The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn’t express yourself freely; you couldn’t admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.
Andris Nelsons
Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler’s short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing.
James Buchan
The masses go into a revolution not with a prepared plan of social reconstruction, but with a sharp feeling that they cannot endure the old regime. Only the guiding layers of a class have a political program, and even this still requires the test of events and the approval of the masses.
Leon Trotsky
The Iranian regime should know that we will hold them accountable for any actions that their Shia militias take in Iraq.
Morgan Ortagus
North Korea spends billions of dollars to make this nuke test system. If they would spend just 20 percent of what they spent on making nuclear weapons, nobody would have to die in North Korea from hunger but the regime chose to make us hungry.
Park Yeon-mi
Deference has been codified in American life as political correctness. And political correctness functions like a despotic regime. It is an oppressiveness that spreads its edicts further and further into the crevices of everyday life.
Shelby Steele
When I’ve lost weight, some fans get very upset because they want me to stay curvy. But my own self-worth and wellness regime has to do with my well-being and longevity, so if I make the choice to take care of myself, and the outcome is losing weight, it’s disappointing that there might be some backlash.
Sara Ramirez
We need to draw up a regime where government can be an enabler for manufacturing to compete at good quality and prices.
Piyush Goyal
I know wearing a bikini is a thing a lot of women dread, but I keep up my training regime whether it’s winter or summer, so my body always stays the same.
Vogue Williams
I am of the opinion that I am not a political writer, and, moreover, that as far as true literature is concerned, there actually are no political writers. I think that my writing is no more political than ancient Greek theatre. I would have become the writer I am in any political regime.
Ismail Kadare
Don’t start any diet or regime if you can’t make that an everlasting lifestyle change because it simply will not work.
Gregg Wallace
Let’s face reality. To ensure Hong Kong remains competitive, we have to uphold a very low tax regime.
Carrie Lam
People may assume ‘The Act of Killing’ is a historical documentary about what happened in 1965. But our purpose was to expose a present-day regime of fear for what it is.
Joshua Oppenheimer
I actually avoid talking about my diet and exercise regime because I have interviewed so many people affected by eating disorders and I know that some people in chat rooms can really fixate on other people’s diets. I just can’t contribute to that.
Holly Willoughby
The more democratic and open a society is, the more it’s exposed to terrorism. The more a country is free, not governed by a police regime, the more it risks hijackings or massacres like the ones that took place for many years in Italy and Germany and other parts of Europe.
Oriana Fallaci
People assume that they will retire at 60 and die when they are 70. If you can think positive, live a healthy life, listen to your body and follow a regime, then you can live for 100 years, healthy and happy.
Hema Malini
It is not true that Pena is 20 points above me. It’s part of the management of the regime. They have control of the media, with few exceptions.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
Omar Bongo
Regarding the visa-free regime, it has undoubtedly become a problem for the European Union, above all in terms of its capacity to reach agreements.
Sergei Lavrov
The goods of the world market are available for Cuba to purchase, but all the foreign exchange is monopolized by the regime, which uses it for its own power and pleasure.
Robert Zubrin
President Bashar Assad's regime is in the unique positi

President Bashar Assad’s regime is in the unique position of being targeted both by Israel and supporters of al Qaeda.
Richard Engel
I say, ‘Use it or lose it.’ I have my own fitness regime, which is centred around stretching, free-weights and fast walking. I also have a trainer half of the year, as I spend my summers in the south of France where I swim a lot.
Joan Collins
We need to end our country’s counterproductive regime change war policies that have undermined our national security, destroyed so many countries, and taken so many lives. We must instead focus on investing in and rebuilding our communities right here at home.
Tulsi Gabbard
I share the skepticism that my friends have about NAFTA. It was woefully weak in protecting workers and on the enforcement side. The question is can we meaningfully build a trade regime that has as its North Star protecting American workers and American jobs through meaningful enforcement? I think we can.
Tom Perez
I think it’s crucial for athletes to get plenty of fluids whether their regime is intensive or not. For me, generally, I eat and drink a lot so that I’m always at the top of my game.
Mario Gotze
I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.
Rashida Jones
Soviet regime in a way deprived me from my childhood in my homeland, because my father was in military, and after the Yalta agreement he was sent to teach in military academy in Riga, and I was born then.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe.
Marsha Blackburn
I’m vegetarian and stick to a strict health regime of brown rice, tofu, salads and soya milk. When I’m at home in Somerset, I buy almost everything in the local farmshops including Barleymow’s in Chard. I always get organic – I like happy hens.
Kate O’Mara
Saddam Hussein was fascinated by ancient Babylon and Assyria. He made money available to protect and develop the great archaeological sites. The great achievements of Mesopotamian civilisation were pressed into the service of the Ba’athist regime.
Neil MacGregor
The Assad regime has lost the consent of the governed, and it is difficult to see how a replacement Alawite regime would be able to regain this consent.
Elliott Abrams
I feel, even if someone is blessed with good hair, one needs to follow the basic hair care regime, and that means investing in the correct shampoo, conditioner, and mask.
Yami Gautam
A political revolution must proceed simultaneously with the nationalist revolution. When we overthrow the Manchu regime, we will achieve not only a nationalist revolution against the Manchus but also a political revolution against monarchy. They are not to be carried out at two different times.
Sun Yat-sen
I am a political prisoner. I am a political prisoner because I am a casualty of a perennial war that is being fought between the oppressed Irish people and an alien, oppressive, unwanted regime that refuses to withdraw from our land.
Bobby Sands
I think in work like ‘Passion According to St Luke,’ which I wrote when the Church was being persecuted by the Communist regime, it mattered to me to declare for the cause. I sided with the militant Church and I think my music fulfilled an important socio-political function.
Krzysztof Penderecki
I don’t judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
Jean Rostand
The fall of the Syrian regime is in the interest of America and Israel.
Hassan Nasrallah
Compared to my physique before pregnancy, yes, I do feel different. I have worked really hard and changed a few things – not only my fitness regime but also my nutrition. When I think about it, being pregnant definitely helped my physique.
Victoria Azarenka
For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women’s struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy.
Azar Nafisi
The most difficult part of Brexit will be to figure out the trade regime between the U.K. and the rest of the E.U. because the level of trade integration between the members of the E.U. is the deepest in the world and integrates regulations that govern how products and services are produced and sold within the E.U.
Arancha Gonzalez
In North Korean culture, love is a shameful thing and nobody talked about it in public. The regime was not interested in human desires and love stories were banned.
Park Yeon-mi
We need to do a lot more thinking about how the regime is going to evolve, how the bad guys are going to adapt their tactics, and what measures we’re going to need in order to go forward.
Mitchell Reiss
In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons. The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons. The regime must go.
Richard Perle
In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naivete has invited only more cruelty and oppression in return.
Mitt Romney
Just as China achieved much more than India in the realm of public health and education under an austere Communist regime, so its economic growth under a capitalist-friendly government strikes a visitor from India as nothing less than spectacular.
Pankaj Mishra
Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing to support the opposition movement within Cuba – not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime.
Mel Martinez
Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled. In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of Arafat’s regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace.
Natan Sharansky
Under the previous regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, I was detained. So was my wife, Serkalem Fasil. She gave birth to our son in prison in 2005.
Eskinder Nega
North Korean defectors who speak out against the regime always feel nervous. We never know what the North Korean government is planning. It’s really difficult for us to show our faces and speak out, but we feel obligated to do something to inform people about the ongoing tragedy inside North Korea.
Lee Hyeon-seo
America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.
George W. Bush
Therefore, once U.S. forces leave, it is almost inevitable that an anti-Western, anti-U.S. regime will arise.
William Odom
First of all we have to recognize that despite all the

First of all we have to recognize that despite all the problems – and in some cases failures – that this regime has been much more successful, much more resilient, than people had anticipated.
Mitchell Reiss
China is not ruled by a monolithic regime where one guy makes the decisions without regard to the sentiments of other leaders or care and concern for the people.
Neil Bush
When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence.
John Bolton
If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.
Ibrahim Babangida
Launching a ground war against Iran would require hundreds of thousands of troops for a ‘regime change followed by nation-building’ operation, as we attempted in Iraq. Iran has a much more modern military, more than double Iraq’s population, and almost four times the landmass.
Joe Sestak
Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives.
Anna Kournikova
We very clearly do not want an authoritarian regime… setting standards in the world marketplace.
John Ratcliffe
I have spent seven of the 12 years I have been married a victim of political persecution. I must be the first male spouse being held hostage by a regime. I accept this, as Pakistan has traditional elements who find it hard to reconcile with a man whose wife works and who other men salute perforce of her office.
Asif Ali Zardari
My hope is that the Chinese government will come to realise that it is futile to repress free speech, and that contrary to what they believe a regime’s strength rests not its suppression of a plurality of opinions and ideas, but in its capacity and willingness to encourage them.
Ma Jian
My mother began her political journey as a symbol of hope and resistance to the repressive, regressive, Islamist regime of General Ziaul Haq.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there.
Judd Gregg
When you take a look at how the IRS treats foreign currency, bitcoin doesn’t have the same taxation regime. Foreign currency gains and losses generally are taxed as ordinary income.
Perianne Boring
For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein’s regime is a better and safer place.
George W. Bush
Let’s overwhelm the Castro regime with iPhones, iPads, American cars and American ingenuity.
Rand Paul
The Obama administration rarely demonstrated the ability to shift gears and change policy in its first year. Even in the face of historic events such as the continuing demonstrations against Iran’s regime, it stuck devotedly to prior plans.
Elliott Abrams
No central planning, no autocratic rule and no military regime can produce what free man can do.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
The Americans stabbed in the back the forces that worked to bring about the collapse of Saddam’s regime and wanted to keep Iraq a sovereign country.
Ahmed Chalabi
It’s a relentless regime with ‘Misfits.’ I’m actually a little bit nervous of it, because I know it’s going to be so tough to film, but we have a good crack at it.
Joe Gilgun
My daily regime involves a lot of yoga.
Rubina Dilaik
For years, I have been writing that ultimately, if nothing else stops the Iranian nuclear project, such as the sanctions or a change in the regime in Tehran, then Israel itself will take action to destroy it from the air.
Ronen Bergman
One of the regime’s most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country.
Joe Slovo
We have been talking with leaders: Change is coming; you can no longer have a closed regime with an open society – satellites, social media, the Internet – you have this kind, this kind of society moving forward, and you are running this closed regime; this is not sustainable. This cannot continue.
Ali Babacan