Quotes

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
· Louis V Gerstner, Jr




My site’s navigation gives you access to several quotes I’ve elected to share, and I also have a number of rotating quotes (hundreds and hundreds) which will show near the upper right.



You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.
· Sir Winston Churchill · Blook, Toil, Tears and Sweat · 1940


My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
· John F Kennedy · Inaugural Address · Washington, DC · 20 January 1961


There is no moral issue. It is wrong — deadly wrong — to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country. There is no issue of States rights or national rights. There is only the struggle for human rights. I have not the slightest doubt what will be your answer.
· Lyndon B Johnson · The American Promise · 1965


Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
· Ronald Regan · Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany · 12 June 1987


“The love that dare not speak its name” in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. It dictates and pervades great works of art, like those of Shakespeare and Michelangelo, and those two letters of mine, such as they are. It is in this century misunderstood, so much misunderstood that it may be described as “the love that dare not speak its name”, and on that account of it I am placed where I am now. It is beautiful, it is fine, it is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. It is intellectual, and it repeatedly exists between an older and a younger man, when the older man has intellect, and the younger man has all the joy, hope and glamour of life before him. That it should be so, the world does not understand. The world mocks at it, and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it.
· Oscar Wilde · Regina v. Wilde · 1895


Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
· Frederick Douglass · The Hypocrisy of American Slavery · 1852