Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Political Quotes

I am not sure we are getting the same quality anymore.

"An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory."
--Millard Fillmore, 1844

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism."
--Theodore Roosevelt, 1915

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
--Harry Truman, 1960

"Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them."
--Dwight David Eisenhower, 1963

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant."
--Robert F. Kennedy, 1964
"Evil acts of the past are never rectified by evil acts of the present."
--Lyndon Johnson, 1964
"Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."
--Richard Nixon, 1974
"I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times."
--Jimmy Carter, 1976
"Read my lips: no new taxes!"
--George HW Bush, 1988
"Depends on what your definition of 'is' is."
--Bill Clinton, 1998
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush, 2004

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