"In crucial matters - unity; In important matters - diversity; In all matters - generosity."
(President George Bush, inaugural address 1989, taken from the motto as modified of Richard Baxter (1615-1691))
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by. And that has made all the difference."
(Robert Frost (1874–1963) "The Road Not Taken")
"The tragedy of modern life is not that people need or lack luxury, but they have so little passion, so little generosity, so little seeking for the spirit of grandeur."
(Stendhal (Henri Beyle), 1783-1842)
"Two nations: between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws." "THE RICH AND THE POOR."
"The truth is that you British Lower Canadians never can forget that you were once supreme – that Jean Baptiste was your hewer of wood and drawer of water. You struggle, like the Protestant Irish in Ireland, like the Norman invaders in England, not for equality, but for ascendancy – the difference between you and those interesting and amiable people being that you have not the honesty to admit it… Treat them as a nation and they will act as a free people generally do – generously. Call them a faction and they will become factious."
(Sir John A. Macdonald in a letter dated January 21, 1856 addressed to Brown Chamberlin, Editor of the Montreal Gazette)
"It's a funny thing, the more I practice, the luckier I get."
(Arnold Palmer, golf champion)