I would not have known at the time, for I was too young to realize that I was supposed to have a live-in father, just as I was too young to know that I needed a race. From an improbably short span it seems that my father fell under the same spell as my mother and her parents; and for the first six years of my life, even as that spell was broken and the worlds that they thought they'd left behind reclaimed each of them, I occupied the place where their dreams had been.
Barack Hussein Obama
I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J Clinton
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
I let the American people down.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.
Marian Wright Edelman
The longer the title, the less important the job.
George Stanley McGovern
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
James Earl Jimmy Carter Jr.
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
Today, there is a drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in this country. And no one is safe from it-not you, not me and certainly not our children, because this epidemic has their names written on it.
Nancy Davis Reagan
Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home- so close and so smallthat they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they arethe world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them so close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.
They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
We can determine America's future. After all, that's what an election is all about. So let's decide for optimism, not pessimism; for hope, not despair; for strength, not weakness; for victory, not defeat.
Because I know that as successful as I believe we will be, and I believe that the success [in Iraq] will be fairly easy, we will still lose some American young men or women. And that's a great tragedy.
I did not have sexual relations with that woman...
He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Numbers 63 Bible Hebrew
To do the work that you are capable of doing is the mark of maturity.