Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.Ursula K. LeGuin
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of themAbraham Lincoln
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.Henry David Thoreau
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.Benjamin Franklin
The hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate. It's easy to take an extreme position.Hubert Humphrey
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.