"William Burns" may refer to:

*William Burnes (1721–1784), father of poet Robert Burns

*William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868), Scottish evangelist and missionary

*William Wallace Burns (1825–1892), American soldier

*William J. Burns (1861–1932), American director of the Bureau of Investigation (predecessor to the FBI) 1921–1924

*William Burns (lacrosse) (1875–1953), Canadian Olympic lacrosse player

*William Herbert Burns (1878–1964), Canadian politician and merchant

*William Burns (cricketer) (1883–1916), English cricketer

*Tosher Burns (William Burns, 1902–1984), Irish international footballer of the 1920s

*W. Haydon Burns (1912–1987), 35th Governor of Florida

*William Burns (Australian politician) (1933–2009), member of the Australian House of Representatives

*William Burns (referee) (born 1952 or 1953), English football referee

*William Joseph Burns (born 1956), former United States Deputy Secretary of State

*William D. Burns (born 1973), Illinois State Representative

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There is absolutely no substitute -- no substitute -- for a decisive fight against terror and violence. And on the Israeli side, it also means taking practical steps to ease the suffering of Palestinians living under occupation, to stop settlement activity and to renew a sense of dignity and hope.

I also stressed the importance the American administration attaches to both sides for fulfilling their obligations under the security work plan put together by George Tenet.

Never say never to anything, ... As you get older, being alone isn't very desirable. You want someone to drink your coffee with, to share your television with. I missed male companionship.

I just think what we are seeing here is a terrible human tragedy.

I look forward to continuing our discussions with the Palestinians and with the Israelis and also to staying in very close touch with others in the international community -- the European Union, the U.N. secretary-general, Russia, Egypt, Jordan and others.

There has been too much suffering and too much death for both Israelis and Palestinians.

U.S. condolences and any assistance the U.S. can provide.

I think you'll see the implementation very shortly, and I think it will be a very firm implementation of the Syrian Accountability Act and the intent behind it.

Settlements continue to grow today encouraged by Israeli government policies, ... Settlement activity must stop.