Top 161 Checks Quotes

In this post, you will find great Checks Quotes from famous people, such as Tionne Watkins, David Ignatius, David Gregory, Joe Perry, Mark V. Hurd. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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I get a lot of ‘Oh, you‘ve been gone.’ I wasn’t gone. Just because you didn’t see me doesn’t mean I wasn’t working and collecting checks. I just wasn’t singing and doing videos. I do a lot of other things, like I said, like writing scripts and stuff like that. I write for other artists.
The framers hated the tyranny of King George, but they were also afraid of the mob. That’s why they put so many checks and balances into our system, to guard against the excesses of a government that might be inflamed by public passion or perverted by a dictator‘s whim.
I think that there’s a strain in journalism that believes that anyone who surrenders him- or herself to faith and to belief necessarily checks reason and rationality at the door.
A band isn’t a band unless they’re playing together. Otherwise, it’s just five guys that are living off their royalty checks.
Processes break in two ways. They break because they don’t have the right checks and balances and because they don’t have the right execution.
Background checks, waiting periods, reports of transfers, and access to mental health records have not stopped the legal sale of firearms to legitimate buyers.
Colleen Hanabusa
With so many serious issues and responsibilities before the United States Senate, I think New York needs an independent senator who thinks for herself, not someone who just rubberstamps the Obama agenda or checks with Chuck Schumer and says, ‘Me too.’
You can’t become a dictator through checks and balances.
We are a democracy: there are enough checks and balances in our country, and we have an impeccable record of not contributing in any way to nuclear proliferation.
We must have systems of checks and balances to make sure that those people who are making critical decisions for our country are held accountable, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of national security.
Our country, if you read the ‘Federalist Papers,’ is about disagreement. It’s about pitting faction against faction, divided government, checks and balances. The hero in American political tradition is the man who stands up to the mob – not the mob itself.
You get the reality checks during the course of your adult life and your career, and you realize that as good as the money in boxing is, most of the time people most don’t make Ray Leonard or Oscar De La Hoya money, even if you make very good money.
It’s funny to think that when you get done with an acting job, you’re considered unemployed. There are definitely times when those checks don’t last forever. I went to college at a private school, and I racked up quite a bit of debt. I was very slow to pay them back.
The BJP must nurture the institutions that put credible checks and balances in place.
Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
Michael D. Barnes
My team and I tried cashing checks at check-cashing places and paying bills by money order. It’s incredibly inconvenient and time-consuming – it’s practically a part-time job just to manage and move your money.
I’m a gun owner; I’m a hunter, but you know what? I went through background checks myself in order to get it.
My resume, my career, and my legacy in this sport means more to me then collecting some checks.
These are clothes my friends and I could wear. This ain’t Prada. I don’t want to be one of those celebrities that slaps their name on a label and collects royalty checks. Everything on that runway reflects me.
Nicky Hilton
If I have a roof over my head and if I’m cashing checks and choking some necks I’m always happy.
When you’re rich you don’t write checks.
It’s true that robust governance structures, checks and balances, transparency of markets, directionally leads to… less vulnerability to corruption.
Khalid A. Al-Falih
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.
Scorpions like holes. We had to put our arms in the holes to dig out the smelting residues. We always performed critter checks before an excavation, but one morning, I put an arm in and felt a sharp pierce. When I brought my hand out, it was red and already swelling.
I think there’s a need for more oversight by social workers, because there are a lot of foster parents who are just collecting checks. They need to look closely into the backgrounds of the people whose hands you’re putting the kids into and then continue to monitor them.
Our system of government works best when there are checks and balances led by independent entities that are empowered to conduct fair and rigorous oversight. These are the same principles enshrined in the founding document of our country – our Constitution.
We are a republic, very inefficient. If you want a really efficient form of government, you have a king or a dictator. And in the end, you hope it’s a benevolent one. But then you could get things done. There’s no lurching; there’s no bumps. That’s the cornerstone of checks and balances.
At the end of the day, you’re loyal to the people writing your checks.
I don’t understand why it’s not okay to be plus-size. I don’t know why people hate that phrase. Many models have built their careers as plus-size women and then suddenly don’t want to be called that anymore. But you’re still cashing checks from plus-size designers.
When goods are exchanged between countries, they must be paid for by commodities or gold. They cannot be paid for by the notes, certificates, and checks of the purchaser’s country, since these are of value only in the country of issue.
I think having a visionary CEO is awesome, and visionary leadership is one thing, but you also need checks and balances on whether this company can withstand a very honest and critical look at itself.
I think the founding fathers, in their genius, created

I think the founding fathers, in their genius, created a system of three co-equal branches of government and a built-in system of checks and balances.
I have to work really hard, eight shows a week, to get a nice check as an actor. But when I write a play, and it’s a – knock woodhit, the checks come in for many years.
The fact of the matter, it’s that Trump is getting money from blue-collar workers who send him checks for $250. Why? Who is Donald Trump? It’s not who he is, it’s who he isn’t. Not what he is for, what he is against – that is, everything Washington is doing.
In Belarus, the government is a kind of presidential monarchy with no checks, no balances, and no rule of law.
I’m not in the practice commonly of writing checks just for the fun of writing them.
Our founders recognized that ‘men were not angels‘ and that checks and balances in government were critical to avoid threats to the rule of law.
Don’t ever forget two things I’m going to tell you. One, don’t believe everything that’s written about you. Two, don’t pick up too many checks.
Babe Ruth
Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers.
Marco Rubio is interesting because he checks so many boxes when you think about what a Republican nominee needs. He brings Florida, he’s young, he’s Hispanic, the Tea Party likes him. But that said, he’s got issues, actually surprisingly, ironically, with Mexican-American voters.
I don’t sign every check anymore, but I have my checks, my balances. I like the people I work with very much, but I check on them.
I know what time a customer checked in, what he ordered, did it get delivered on time, did he order for sling bags, and so on. And when the customer checks out, he can walk out like how you get out of cabs because if you have a wallet it’s completely hassle-free.
We should never waive the checks on government spending that taxpayers deserve.
Today the demands are for even higher standards in the quality of care, for greater flexibility and convenience in treatment times, and for more prevention through screening and health checks.
This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it’s all checks and no balances.
Gracie Allen
Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons.
These days, checks are direct-deposited, money comes out of a machine in the wall, and we swipe a plastic card to make a purchase. In other words, your kids can grow up thinking money comes in an endless supply if you don’t show them otherwise.
After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks.
There are checks and balances in science. There’s somebody checking the people doing the science, and then there’s somebody who checks the checkers and somebody who checks the checker’s checkers.
It seems unfair that anyone can set up on Twitter using my name, or the name of any famous person, without any checks at all.
Shirley Eaton
I’ve definitely grown as a leaderbeing able to speak up, getting closer with coach and being on the same page, communicating and being more involved in the game plan and the checks throughout the game. Seeing the game a little bit better.
We’re somewhat lucky here in the United States, where we hope that the checks and balances hold out for many years to come and decades to come. But in a lot of countries, you don’t have these checks and balances.
The basic idea of retirement income is, to me, to get a check, two checks every month, one from your fixed income and one from equity account. And you want them to grow over time.
The weird thing about my relationship with Reince is we were pretty good friends when I was a political donor writing checks to the RNC. But once I was about to enter the administration, for whatever reason, it was a little more adversarial.
There are checks and balances and broad separation of powers under the Constitution. Each organ of the State, i.e. the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, must have respect for the others and not encroach into each other’s domain.
P. Sathasivam
Physical money, whether it’s checks or cash or credit card, are digitizing in front of us.
Background checks are an important part of keeping guns out of the wrong hands, but they are only as good as the information in the database.
One of the most popular scams is what they call account takeover. You write me a check, and I simply go online to a check-printing service and order 200 checks with your account information.
I think most of us in America want our security. There’re so many people out there that are fearful and now with this realization of immigration, with the terrorists, we need to have better checks and balances in regards to who’s emigrating into our country.
Anyone who has had the experience of going through American security checks knows the purpose of these checks is not to make you safer; it’s just to annoy you.
I think the government, if you measure it in terms of the dollars out the door, about 83 percent of the government stays open in a government shutdown. Social Security checks go out; military still exists. The FBI still chases bad guys. I think the consequences have been blown out of proportion.
The 20th century shows that the form of government that we take for granted, a constitutional democratic republic with checks and balances and a rule of law – that form of government is usually temporary.
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I remember Kenny Anderson. He’s got these huge stacks of Fed Ex envelopes. They were super-packed and he’d open it up and it would be all checks. He was always signing his own checks. He would always call me Kid.’ He’d say, Kid, always remember to sign your own checks. Don’t allow anybody to sign your checks.’
Balance is a good thing – checks and balances are a good thing.
The prize for ultimate inefficiency goes to America. We have built in so many checks and balances that our ‘leaders‘ are the most thoroughly hogtied of any on Earth.
Banks are so protected from liability they would have to really do something that was their mistake in order for them to be liable for it. Banks don’t look at signatures. They’re processing millions of checks and they have very little liability.
Allowing staff to dictate frameworks and policy outcomes without appropriate checks by elected leaders has corrosive effects.
If you had told me in 1968 that 20 years later I’d still be receiving wonderful royalty checks for those three years, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Michelle Phillips
Some people, you can see that they’re in a house just because it functions OK for them. It checks the boxes for certain things that they need, but you can tell that they’re not emotionally connected to the house.
The Constitutional framework of checks and balances matters.
It is very hip to be an angel investor now. There used to be a dozen, two dozen guys at these demo days writing checks. Now there are hundreds.
Fact checking Donald Trump is a really… It is kind of fun but it is ungratifying because nothing checks out.
We need to digitize gun-sales records, mandate universal background checks, close gun-show loopholes and straw-man purchases, ban high-capacity magazines, and push for a comprehensive assault weapons ban with an extensive buyback system.
I haven‘t pursued it as a senator because I know it’s like spitting in the wind. But I still believe it’s the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that.
Every year when I get my health checks they come out better and better.
Billie and I did wonders for women’s tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks.
I didn’t send back any of the royalty checks.
Ira Levin
Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most goodies and the most benefits, I’m not your president. You have that president today.
Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount.
Our carefully constructed system of checks and balances is being negated by the rise of a fourth branch, an administrative state of sprawling departments and agencies that govern with increasing autonomy and decreasing transparency.
There’s no reason that there shouldn’t be universal background checks to ensure guns don’t get in the hands of people who should not have those guns.
All I’ve got to do is win at the end of the day and the checks keep coming in.
There’s a lot of people out now around America who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox every day.
Universal background checks work. You keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That shouldn’t be partisan – that should be something we can all agree to, but it became this huge battle and, you know, really, really a challenge.
When you’re elected to Congress, you take a vow to uphold the Constitution and its system of checks and balances. That vow doesn’t say, ‘Unless it’s politically uncomfortable.’
So many deaths could be prevented if measures were implemented to expand background checks and keep individuals like John Hinckley from ever buying firearms in the first place.
There’s a feature on Facebook where you can enable security that checks the device you’re coming from. By default these features are likely off, but as a consumer, you can enable them.
Background checks applied universally and nationally would take millions of illegal guns off the streets of our cities.
We deploy a full arsenal of tools against voter fraud, including long prison terms, heavy fines and deportation. We have checks and balances at all levels of the system. And we have the Department of Justice prosecutors backing us up.
Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more, which is a good thing because it’s just been a struggle for me as a bass player to play with someone who’s so creative on the drums, and lately it’s been really good, especially during sound checks.
I used to put like, ‘Yo Gotti type beats,’ ‘Future type beats’ on YouTube. And uhh, I started getting paid off YouTube. Like YouTube started giving me Google AdSense checks.
I liked masculine fabrics: Prince of Wales checks, city pinstripes, and flannels – worn with black tights, flattish shoes.
Why can’t Google, which likes to see itself as a ‘Don’t Be Evil‘ benevolent force in society, just write us a big check for using our stories, so we can keep checks and balances alive and continue to provide the search engine with our stories?
I've got to tell you, I haven't received any $500,000 c

I’ve got to tell you, I haven’t received any $500,000 checks lately.
We always mess around with riffs and stuff and kind of jam out during sound checks, but we never actually started playing covers live until we started goofing off a little bit more on stage.
One thing we know about government after the New Deal is that checks and balances through whistle-blowing is terrible policy.
I believe in our country. Fiercely. And our institutions are the bones that keep us upright. We can and must restore decency to our system – and that requires the exercise of the checks and balances intended by our Founders.
I seethe at the humiliation of airport security checks.
I could have just received royalty checks every month by lending my name to a collection, but I didn’t want to do that. My name is a reflection of me.
Nicky Hilton
In a tripartite government with its checks and balances, we have lost the balances.
Checks aren’t money.
My grandmother Izzy taught me to balance her checkbook when I was 6 years old. She would sign the checks after I paid the bills. I had a chuckle with my grandmother recently on how ‘unbalanced‘ her checkbook must have been years ago.
Mary Callahan Erdoes
We prefer paychecks to welfare checks for the American people and a robust middle class with rising wages.
One of the things that happens that’s challenging within the democratic process is that people say, ‘Look at this failure, so we should totally change this whole thing.’ And then you add in tons of bureaucratic process and checks and balances, and all of a sudden, it doesn’t work that well.
So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops and sell them at school – but I got caught.
Method Man
Truth matters. Checks and balances matter.
Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can’t compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater.
Many playscertainly mine – are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
I like being able to donate my comedy to charity. I’m not a billionaire, and I can’t write checks.
I know Democrats who have written Lindsey Graham checks.
We need to be able to turn to our immediate circle to ascertain whether our internal checks and balances are functional and to be able to rely on them to point out gross errors.
There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises.
Jonathan Shapiro
I have the fear of losing everything. At times, I get these reality checks which make me aware of what a privileged life I lead.
It’s tremendously expensive to make a record on the basis of writing checks.
On Halloween, don’t you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don’t eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people’s houses. That used to be such a tease.
Tea Party attendees and health care town-hall protesters share the common belief that the extravagant spending of President Obama and the Democratic Partyabsent any checks and balances – will eventually lead more people into government dependency, higher taxes, and, perhaps, our country’s financial ruin.
I was 16 years old at the Supervalu Store in Chaska, Minnesota, working as a bag boy, and with one of my checks I went out and bought a $70 pillow in 1977. Who does that as a teenager?
There are corporate private investigators, companies doing very forensic background checks on people. They buy data, they get their own data… They don’t want their industry publicised.
The way that customers pay businesses is constantly evolving. Instead of paying with paper, like cash and checks, businesses are expected to accept a variety of payment methods ranging from credit cards to digital payments.
How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn’t, like, cashing Social Security checks; he wasn’t hanging out – he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work.
Our system of checks and balances requires policymakers to have accurate information about government actions.
There’s a reason that you hear something like 90 percent of our country wants universal background checks, but we can’t get it passed legislatively. If we had a true representative democracy, 90 percent of our elected officials would want universal background checks.
I’ll always understand the Schadenfreude aspect to short-selling. I get that no one will always like it. I’m also convinced to the deepest part of my bones that short-selling plays the role of real-time financial watchdog. It’s one of the few checks and balances in the market.
In my view, a philanthropist is anyone who gives anything – time, money, experience, skills or networks – in any amount, to create a better world. This is not how we once thought about philanthropy. The word used to conjure up something rather passivesitting down and writing checks.
If I were governor, and a bill came to my desk that pro

If I were governor, and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that.
I do support and believe in the Second Amendment. But I do think we need more background checks rather than less.
There’s value in checks and balances. And there’s value in having independence in the governor’s office with respect to the legislature.
I didn’t make good money on ‘Nightmare‘ until part three. I eventually got some nice merchandising checks.
The grip of the NRA is so suffocating in Washington that politicians are too afraid of the gun lobby to pass even the most sensible reforms, like universal background checks.
Childfree women are actually great assets to the planet. Our carbon footprint is smaller than a mom’s! And we have enough money to write checks to organizations that help kids get vaccinations, vitamins, and educations yet have plenty of free time to advise your daughter that one day she will regret piercing her lip.
When it comes to race, uncomfortable is best. How can we learn if we always feel good about where we are? The best checks and balances require that we re-evaluate, learn and grow.
Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man’s power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
Madame de Stael
This election isn’t about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. It’s about you. The other guys write $10 million checks and make $10,000 bets. But we’ve bet this campaign on you.
Jim Messina
Yes, we can pay the interest on the debt. We can renew the $500 billion worth of bonds that are coming due. We can mail out our Social Security checks. We can make sure those Medicare claims are honored. We can pay our military. We can protect our veterans. But when you get beyond that, the soup gets a little thin.
Many of my single mom friends and I had a fear of appearing poor, especially when we bought groceries with food stamps, or used WIC checks for milk.
If some guys couldn’t stand the heat, then they didn’t belong in the major leagues. I don’t know anybody who refused the World Series checks I helped them get.
Dick Williams
I’m an athlete and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.’
The Internet is no longer the kind of thing where only six guys in the world can build it. Now, you can write a couple of checks and get one of your own.
Paul Vixie
My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children‘s education.
We are not saying that every idiot out there should own a gun – and there should be better background checks on guns. Not everybody should have the right.
Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
Rene Daumal
I want to hear Damon Lindelof complain about broadcast when he goes to the bank to cash his ‘Lost’ checks.
Well, a lot of our concerts do okay, and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn’t that important, but again, I have to just say that we’re making our records.
Bruce Johnston
We measure very carefully what the positives are and I think it is less than one tenth of one percent, so we are very pleased with the accuracy of our biometric checks and we continue to monitor that.
We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.
The checks and balances is a way to prevent government from either devolving into an autocratic tyranny or an autocratic mob mentality.
Exit checks are absolutely critical to monitor if those who come into the U.S. on visas actually do in fact leave the country when their visa is up.
As a member of Congress, I believe Congress must provide oversight of actions by the Executive Branch as our system of checks and balances requires.
There’s so little money in my bank account, my scenic checks show a ghetto.
Even my Mormon sister checks my rankings on
Somebody has been cashing checks, and they’ve been bouncing back on us. And these people, the poor class of Negroes and the poor class of white people, they’re getting tired of it.
Howlin’ Wolf
We are alarmed that a known or suspected terrorist can go to a federally licensed firearms dealer where background checks are conducted, pass that background check, legally purchase a firearm, and walk out the door.
Sure, men like a challenge – but so do women. And nobody likes to be challenged all the time. I know plenty of long-standing happy couples who slept together right away, spent hours yakking on the phone, split checks down the middle, and lived together for years before the wedding.
That friend a great man‘s ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects.
John Webster
I think medically, football is generally well looked after. There are always checks made. Anything which can be done to make footballers or sportsmen of any area safer has to be encouraged.
When President Obama first unveiled his gun control pro

When President Obama first unveiled his gun control proposals recommending a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and better background checks, there seemed to be momentum behind the effort. But then the proposals ran into a wall.
In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form; and the feature of government to which they gave the most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
I haven’t sold to the movies. In other words, I haven’t gotten any enormous checks yet.
Individual NRA members, black and white, are publicly questioning why the organization has virtually nothing to say about Philando Castile. Just like with background checks – which most NRA members support – the NRA is out of step with its own members.
In a small lab, if you make a mistake, you can go in the next day and fix it. But here, when you are committed to spending a hundred thousand or a million dollars, you can’t fix it later. You need to have a system of checks and balances internally. In particle physics, that’s just part of the structure.
The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful.