„Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts.“

—  Ronald Reagan, 1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989), Farewell Address (1989), Context: Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.
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„I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor.“

—  Nancy Pelosi American politician, first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, born 1940 1940
2000s, [Associated Press, House Dems face uphill battle to end Iraq war, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17534366/, MSNBC.com, March 8, 2007, 2007-03-09]

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„I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
1970s, First Presidential address (1974), Context: I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many. If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. I have not subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no man, and only to one woman — my dear wife — as I begin this very difficult job.

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„You can read out of it whatever else pleases your youth and confidence; to me, this is all.“

—  Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (1904), Context: p>Granted a Church, Saint Thomas's Church was the most expressive that man has made, and the great gothic Cathedrals were its most complete expression.Perhaps the best proof of it is their apparent instability. Of all the elaborate symbolism which has been suggested for the gothic Cathedral, the most vital and most perfect may be that the slender nervure, the springing motion of the broken arch, the leap downwards of the flying buttress,— the visible effort to throw off a visible strain,— never let us forget that Faith alone supports it, and that, if Faith fails, Heaven is lost. The equilibrium is visibly delicate beyond the line of safety; danger lurks in every stone. The peril of the heavy tower, of the restless vault, of the vagrant buttress; the uncertainty of logic, the inequalities of the syllogism, the irregularities of the mental mirror,— all these haunting nightmares of the Church are expressed as strongly by the gothic Cathedral as though it had been the cry of human suffering, and as no emotion had ever been expressed before or is likely to find expression again. The delight of its aspirations is flung up to the sky. The pathos of its self-distrust and anguish of doubt, is buried in the earth as its last secret. You can read out of it whatever else pleases your youth and confidence; to me, this is all.</p The closing lines of the book. In a letter to William James (17 February 1908), Adams wrote with customary self-deprecation: "If you will read my Chartres,— the last chapter is the only thing I ever wrote that I almost think good." (J. C. Levinson et al. eds., The Letters of Henry Adams, Volume VI: 1906–1918. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1988, p. 121)

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„Turn your confidence and your fears alike into prayer.“

—  Alexander Maclaren British minister 1826 - 1910
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„I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
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„I say if your fear of criticism is stronger than your desire for success, you've failed in thought, long before action.“

—  Cha Cha (rapper) American rapper, radio personality and actress 1980
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„Ye know not how void is your hope and your living:
Depart with your helping lest yet ye undo me!“

—  William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Love is Enough (1872), Song IV: Draw Near and Behold Me, Context: Ye know not how void is your hope and your living: Depart with your helping lest yet ye undo me! Ye know not that at nightfall she draweth near to me, There is soft speech between us and words of forgiving Till in dead of the midnight her kisses thrill through me. — Pass by me and harken, and waken me not!

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„Your writing is never as good as you hoped; but never as bad as you feared.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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