„We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose — the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. The building of such a peace is a bold and solemn purpose. To proclaim it is easy. To serve it will be hard.“
— Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
Context: We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose — the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. The building of such a peace is a bold and solemn purpose. To proclaim it is easy. To serve it will be hard. And to attain it, we must be aware of its full meaning — and ready to pay its full price. We know clearly what we seek, and why. We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself. Yet this peace we seek cannot be born of fear alone: it must be rooted in the lives of nations. There must be justice, sensed and shared by all peoples, for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce. There must be law, steadily invoked and respected by all nations, for without law, the world promises only such meager justice as the pity of the strong upon the weak. But the law of which we speak, comprehending the values of freedom, affirms the equality of all nations, great and small. Splendid as can be the blessings of such a peace, high will be its cost: in toil patiently sustained, in help honorably given, in sacrifice calmly borne.
„I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
Context: I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it. Those who turn sad faces toward the world find only sadness reflected. But a smile is reflected in the same way, and cheers and brightens our hearts. You think there is no pleasure to be had in life. That is because you are heartsick and — and tired, as you say. With one sad story ended you are afraid to begin another — a sequel — feeling it would be equally sad. But why should it be? Isn't the joy or sorrow equally divided in life? Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John (1911)
— Ralph Venning English minister 1621 - 1673
"The Triumph of Assurance", Orthodox Paradoxes, Or, A Believer Clearing Truth by Seeming Contradictions (1647), p. 41. Compare: "Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep", Mathew Henry, Commentaries. Genesis iii.
„The Arab World is where innocent people are kidnapped, blindfolded, tied up, tortured and beheaded, and then videotape of all of this is released to the world as though they’re somehow proud of their barbarism. Somehow, I wouldn’t be too concerned about the sensitivity of the Arab world. They don’t seem to have very much. It’s going to come down to them or us.“
— Jack Cafferty American journalist 1942
„Our future is dependent upon increasing cooperation and interdependence in a world tied ever more closely together by technologies of communications and travel.“
— Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
Context: Our future is dependent upon increasing cooperation and interdependence in a world tied ever more closely together by technologies of communications and travel. The emergence of a truly global civilization has been accompanied by the recognition of truly global challenges that require global responses that, as often as not, can only be led by the United States — and only if the United States restores and maintains its moral authority to lead.
— Tariq Ali British Pakistani writer, journalist, and historian 1943
Commentary essay, "For one day only, I'm a Lib Dem: We must take the politics of the anti-war front into the electoral arena," The Guardian, March 26, 2005 http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1445964,00.html#article_continue.
„It seems to me, all created critters look down on each other. The British and French look down on the s and Indians, while we look down upon them all. It's the way of the world, I do suppose; but the road ain't a pleasant one.“
— Thomas Chandler Haliburton Canadian-British politician, judge, and author 1796 - 1865
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
Book of Dreams (1961) Foreword Variant: All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. As misquoted in Night and Day (1989) by Jack Maguire, p. 221; Maguire does not cite his source, so this widely quoted variant appears to be an erroneous paraphrase of this published statement. It is not a direct quote from some other statement by Kerouac.
„Some things in life need to be mysterious. Sometimes you need to just keep walking. … It’s hard for me to look at a great nation issuing these documents and sending them out to the world and thinking, oh, much good will come of that.“
— Peggy Noonan American author and journalist 1950
Concerning release of information about accusations against George W. Bush, in "Winners & Sinners" in Columbia Journalism Review (19 April 2009) http://www.cjr.org/full_court_press/winners_sinners_12.php?page=all&print=true
— Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll
„I will venture to say that upon the one great class of subjects, the largest and the most weighty of them all, where the leading and determining considerations that ought to lead to a conclusion are truth, justice and humanity— upon these, gentlemen, all the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.“
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
Speech in Liverpool (28 June 1886), quoted in The Times (29 June 1886), p. 11.