Category Archives: History

Retro Quote – Jerry Spinelli

“Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?”

Jerry Spinelli

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Retro Quote – Alistair Cooke

The normal cycle in the life and death of great nations has been first a powerful tyranny broken by revolt, the enjoyment of liberty, the abuse of liberty and back to tyranny again. As I see it, in this country a land of the most persistent idealism and the blandest cynicism the race is on between its decadence and its vitality.”

– Alistair Cooke

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Retro Quote – John Wayne

“I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job.”

John Wayne, on the 1960 election of John F. Kennedy

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A Note from the Past

On the day he left office in January of 1993, President George H.W. Bush left this hand-written note for incoming President Bill Clinton.

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Retro Quote – Daisaku Ikeda

“A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.”

Daisaku Ikeda

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Retro Quote – Barack Obama

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. If you go out and make good things happen, you fill the world with hope. And in doing so, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Barack Obama

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Retro Quote – Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

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Retro Quote – Klaus Balkenhol

“There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.”

Klaus Balkenhol

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Retro Quote – Sen. Bob Dole

“If there is anyone who has mistakenly attached themselves to our party in the belief that we’re not open to citizens of every race and religion, then let me remind you, tonight this hall belongs to the party of Lincoln and the exits, which are clearly marked, are for you to walk out of as I stand this ground without compromise.”

Sen. Bob Dole, during his acceptance speech for president during the 1996 Republican National Convention

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Retro Quote – President George H.W. Bush

“The people have spoken, and we respect the majesty of the democratic system.”

President George H.W. Bush, upon losing the 1992 U.S. presidential election

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