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|Quotations of the Day: December 2003|
December 31, 2003
The fundamental things apply / As time goes by.
December 30, 2003
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
December 29, 2003
Justice?You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
December 28, 2003
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; / I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
December 27, 2003
You bring me the deepest joy that can be felt by a man whose invincible belief is that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will unite, not to destroy, but to build, and that the future will belong to those who will have done most for suffering humanity.
December 26, 2003
The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
December 25, 2003
Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread and peacethat he shall know justice and righteousness, freedom and security, an equal opportunity and an equal chance to do his best not only in our own lands, but throughout the world. And in that faith let us march toward the clean world our hands can make.
Stephen Vincent Benét
December 24, 2003
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendour, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.
Fra Giovanni Giocondo
December 23, 2003
Only an alert and knowledgeable citzenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
December 22, 2003
The millions who are in want will not stand idly by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
December 21, 2003
that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
December 20, 2003
We give the President more work than a man can do, more responsibility than a man should take, more pressure than a man can bear. We abuse him often and rarely praise him. We wear him out, use him up, eat him up. And with all this, Americans have a love for the President that goes beyond loyalty or party nationality; he is ours, and we exercise the right to destroy him.
December 19, 2003
These are the times that try mens souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
December 18, 2003
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
December 17, 2003
The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.
December 16, 2003
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
December 15, 2003
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
December 14, 2003
Friends and foes seem now to combine to pull down the goodly fabric as we have hitherto been raising at the expence of so much time, blood, and treasure; and unless the bodies politick will exert themselves to bring things back to first principles, correct abuses, and punish our internal foes, inevitable ruin must follow.
December 13, 2003
It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
December 12, 2003
The people who own the country ought to govern it.
December 11, 2003
There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.
December 10, 2003
The sense of an entailed disadvantagethe deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centred, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender.
December 9, 2003
Every citizen will be able, in his productive years when he is earning, to insure himself against the ravages of illness in his old age.
Lyndon B. Johnson
December 8, 2003
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more formshollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.
December 7, 2003
The will is never freeit is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the carit cant steer.
December 6, 2003
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they wantand their kids pay for it.
December 5, 2003
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while his article is still on the presses.
December 4, 2003
The most unhappy of all men is the man who cannot tell what he is going to do, who has got no work cut-out for him in the world, and does not go into it.
December 3, 2003
How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!
December 2, 2003
Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
December 1, 2003
Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to homeso close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world.
Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.