other famous words of wisdom
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only
thing that ever has."
world must be made safe for democracy."
house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe
this government cannot endure permanently, half slave
and half free."
William T. Sherman
is often easier to fight for one's principles than to
live up to them." " Liberty is one thing you cannot
have unless you are willing to give it to others."
is the one thing you cannot have unless you are willing
to give it to others."
William Allen White
me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning
to breathe free."
in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his
score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created
equal. We are now engaged in a great civil war, testing
whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so
dedicated can long endure,... "
not what your country can do for you; Ask What You Can
Do for Your Country."
John F. Kennedy
and union, now and forever, one and inseparable."
only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Franklin D Roosevelt
me liberty or give me death!"
in the course of human events it becomes necessary for
one people to dissolve the political bands which have
connected them with another..."
Constitution is founded on the principle that all are
equal as citizens and are entitled to the same rights,
whether they achieve citizenship by birth or after coming
here as immigrants, seeking to find in America new freedom
and new opportunities." John F. Kennedy 1960
only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for
enough good people to do nothing."
is nothing else but the chance to be better."
without learning is always in peril and learning without
liberty is always in vain."
is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish
our overthrow. Our destruction, should it ever come
at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention
of the people to the concerns of their government, from
their carelessness and negligence."
is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task
remaining before us—that from these honored dead we
take increased devotion to that cause for which they
gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in
Abe Lincoln, Gettysburgh Address, November 19, 1863
vigilance is the price of liberty."
we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with
it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe
in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must
work for it."
gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with
failure without feeling that your world has come to
an end or that you are a worthless person."
may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness
includes but goes beyond honesty. Honesty is telling
the truth -- in other words, conforming our words to
reality. Integrity is conforming reality to our words
-- in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.
This requires an integrated character, a oneness, primarily
with self but also with life."
Stephen R. Covey
law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others.
In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so."
is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically
the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others'
religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly
study of the world's religions is a sacred duty."
oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted
by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority."
Joseph Addison, 1784
In times of war bells were melted down to make cannons.
In times of peace cannons were melted down to make bells.
gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace.
The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps
from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding
arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand
we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What
would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as
to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others
may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me
Patrick Henry, 1775
is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever
good we give out completes the circle and comes back
turn out best for the people who make the best of the
way things turn out."
best things in life aren't things."
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish
will prepare and some day my chance will come."
one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work
the more I have of it."
man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he
is born with - a man is what he makes of himself."
Alexander Graham Bell
are stepping stones to success."
Charles E. Popplestone
man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder."
start where the last man left off."
Thomas A. Edison
"There is no greatness where there is not simplicity,
goodness, and truth."