Notable Quotes

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” 

— Patrick Henry



How  far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

— George Washington Carver



“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

— Jackie Robinson



“Since 1981, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving Day broadcasting a game, and it is one of my favorite days.
You can say, ‘Woe is me, I never get to be part of the tradition,’ or you can say, ‘Heck, we’ve got our own tradition, and it’s pretty good.’ ”

— John Madden



“One’s family is the most important thing in life.
I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me.
And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.” 

— Robert Byrd


The liberties of a people never were nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. 

— Patrick Henry



“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger,
but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions;
whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our Rights and Priveledges,
if by Decency and Propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” 

— General George Washington



There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science.
But none of them must take precedence over human needs..

— Nelson Rockefeller, 1971