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"Ireland's ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time."
Horace Sutton

"I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him."
Herbert Hoover

"Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party."
Herbert Hoover

"No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him."
Herbert Hoover

"It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise."
Henry A. Kissinger

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."
Henry B. Adams

"Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age."
H. L. Mencken

"To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks."
Irving R. Kaufman

"What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddently aware of the sweep and direction of the law, and its place in the lives of men."
Irving R. Kaufman

"The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it."
Irving R. Kaufman

"The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society."
Irving R. Kaufman

"Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world."
James Knox Polk

"They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech."
James Stockdale

"History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
John F. Kennedy

"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity."
John F. Kennedy

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
John F. Kennedy

"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."
James A. Baldwin

"The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future."
Jessamyn West

"To live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was aprivation of one of my limbs."
John Quincy Adams

"Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States."
James Knox Polk

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