It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
- Robert F. Kennedy, South Africa, 1966
The best way to fill time is to waste it.
- Marguerite Duras
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
- James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
- Herb Caen
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult the calendar.
- Robert Brault
No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon - No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!
- Thomas Hood (1799-1845), in the poem called No!
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson