"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem."

John Galsworthy, an English novelist and playwright


"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."

Harry Truman


"The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill."

Harold Nicolson (1886-1968) British diplomat, author, diarist and politician.


"I once spent all day thinking without taking food and all night thinking without going to bed, but I found that I gained nothing from it. It would have been better for me to have spent the time in learning."

Confucius


"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

Abraham Lincoln (its not a very historical quote -- just a funny one)


"We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."

John F. Kennedy


"Democracy is not static. It is a living force. Every new idea, every new invention offers opportunity for both good and evil."

Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964), an American engineer, businessman, and eventual president.

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    By Lillian Audette

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