For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
The result was, of course, that today, tragically, more than 40 million Americans don’t have health insurance, and for many, not having health insurance means they don’t have access to good health care.
-George J. Mitchell
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
-Pope John Paul II
Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
-Honore de Balzac
And what’s more I’ve got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.