It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
Time is my greatest enemy.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
John W. Gardner
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
A. Whitney Brown
If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world.
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Louis D. Brandeis
They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.
I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.
One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
William O. Douglas
Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
William O. Douglas
History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
Arnold J. Toynbee
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
We learned the value of research in World War II.
Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.
Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.
September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
Irving R. Kaufman
Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
James K. Polk
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