Quotes of the Week

“You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you’re gone.”

President George W. Bush, May 5, 2006

“Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends – hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism – these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility – a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.”

President Barack Obama, January 20,2009




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2 Responses to Quotes of the Week

  1. Cameo Blue says:

    Yay! I figured out what I did wrong when I logged in earlier.

    This quote is from my favorite part of Obama’s speech. I especially like that last line.

  2. Marion says:

    I know some people grumbled because the speech wasn’t as “poetic” as they wanted it to be. I thought it was a just speech, and we sorely need justice right now.

    I noticed that you and others were doing the “pledge” thing. That’s intriguing! I haven’t researched it yet, but it’s got my attention. Is it about pledging to be a better citizen?

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