Category Archives: History

Retro Quote – John Dean

“There’s no good that can come out of secrecy.”

John Dean, former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon

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Retro Quote – Jay Leno

“Thanksgiving began in 1621 when Native Americans sat down with a bunch of undocumented pilgrims.  They had dinner, and the pilgrims never left.”

Jay Leno

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Retro Quote – John F. Kennedy

“Life is never easy.  There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”

John F. Kennedy

Sadly, today marks the 56th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination here in my beloved home town of Dallas, Texas.  I feel that, despite his short life and even shorter presidency, Kennedy helped to cultivate and enhance the concept of a true democratic society and successfully challenged Americans to work hard for those goals and to make their own lives better.  We desperately need such leadership and forward-thinking ambitions today.

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Retro Quote – Barbara Jordan

“If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority.”

Barbara Jordan

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Retro Quote – Thomas Merton

“If the you of five years ago doesn’t consider the you of today a heretic, you are not growing spiritually.”

Thomas Merton

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Retro Quote – June Jordan

“To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself.  And that’s political, in its most profound way.”

June Jordan

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Retro Quote – Louisa May Alcott

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty believe in them and try to follow where they lead.”

Louisa May Alcott

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