We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
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Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
There is a point, of course, where a man must take the isolated peak and break with all his associates for clear principle but until that time comes he must work, if he would be of use, with men as they are. As long as the good in them overbalances the evil, let him work with them for the best that can be obtained.
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Miguel de Cervantes
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.