Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (1911-2004)
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
John Leonard, critic (1939-2008)
The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled land with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives.
Florence Luscomb, architect and suffragist (1887-1985)
What is the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on.
-Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
The worst kind of people are those who confuse kindness for weakness.
Werner Makowski, banker (b. 1929)