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"If I had learned to type, I never would have made brigadier general."
Elizabeth P. Hoisington

"The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."
Epicurus

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
Edward Gibbon

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
Edward R. Murrow

"A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward."
Earl of Chesterfield

"I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."
Elizabeth II

"Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things."
Edward M. Kennedy

"Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."
Edward R. Murrow

"I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron."
Evita Peron

"Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it."
Evita Peron

"Time is my greatest enemy."
Evita Peron

"When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas."
Evita Peron

"There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish."
Evita Peron

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."
Frank Herbert

"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."
Fidel Castro

"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
Francois Mitterrand

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana

"World War II was the last government program that really worked."
George F. Will

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
George Washington Carver

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