Quotes about History
The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.
by Irving R. Kaufman (born in 1910) keywords: ammunition, armor, cloak, collective, court, hopes, only, our, public, society, sole, supreme , trust
To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
by Irving R. Kaufman (born in 1910) keywords: available, becomes, cases, daily, deciding, extent, grounds, judicial, mind, most, narrowest, perspective, precedents, profession, routine, secure , shrinks
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.
by Edward Kennedy (born in 1932) keywords: accident, been, dad, going, hear, now, some, sorts, terrible, things , trouble
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?
by Jackie Kennedy (born in 1929) keywords: children, coming, down, families, generation, going, grown, had, pane, sad, supposed, watch, were, weren, window, women , work
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
by John F. Kennedy (born in 1917) keywords: aside, fast, future, history, hold, into, master, only, past, present, relentless, rushing, swept , try
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
by John F. Kennedy (born in 1917) keywords: cannot, differences, diversity, end, help, least, make, now, our, safe , world
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
by John F. Kennedy (born in 1917) keywords: accept, answer, blame, democratic, fix, future, our, own, past, republican, responsibility, right, seek , us
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
by John F. Kennedy (born in 1917) keywords: characters, chinese, composed, crisis, danger, opportunity, other, represents, two, word , written
It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
by Vladimir Lenin (born in 1870) keywords: governed, impossible, laws, less, more, mysterious, own, predict, progress, revolution , time
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
by G. Gordon Liddy (born in 1929) keywords: afraid, death, defeat, fear, having, learned, myself, never, taught, welcome , were
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
by Douglas MacArthur (born in 1880) keywords: accorded, advance, been, century, contribution, could, every, hence, honor, line, peace, war, which, would , yield
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.
by Douglas MacArthur (born in 1880) keywords: bay, died, filthy, hard, lousy, loved, men, savage, stunk, them, those, were, wolves , wounded