Quotes Ra to Rz


Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, USA

October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962

An astute politician, dedicated feminist,

and champion of the rights of minorities

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual,you have an obligation to be one.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

 January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945


President of the USA 1933-1945 

 We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

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No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.

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There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

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The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation.

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It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.  But above all, try something.

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When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie

June 19, 1947 - 


British Indian novelist and essayist

   The real adventure in 'Moby Dick' is the one that happens inside Captain Ahab. The rest is a fishing tripBertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970

 British philosopher, logician,

mathematician, historian, and social critic

 and Nobel Laureate


To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

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And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.