Last updated January 23, 2010
The following quotations stand in stark contrast to the drivel spewed by the Wall of Shamers.
These words are noteworthy, not notorious.
They are archived here to provide balance.
These quotations are not to be confused with the Wall of Shame lunacy.
"Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us."
"I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains...My advice is: Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God. Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy."
"Each person must live their life as a model for others."
"We are each entitled to our own opinion, but no one is entitled to his own facts."
--DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN
"The danger with America today is not that they are too much involved. The danger is that they decide to pull up the drawbridge and disengage. We need them involved. We want them engaged."
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."
"Conservatives believe in the greatness of the American people; their compassion; their honor; their inventiveness; their judgment. We believe that but for America, the world would be a dark, bloodthirsty, regressive place where tyranny would rule and humanity would suffer an unimaginable fate. And so we're Conservatives."
"I hope that you have reread the Constitution of the United States. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again."
--FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
"If [Democrats] are competent to fight this war, then I ought to be singing on American Idol."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
"There is only one enemy – terrorism – whether it takes place here or America, or London or anywhere in the world."
"I had someone ask me in this process -- I don't remember who it was, but
somebody asked me, you know, Are you going to be on the side of the little guy?
And you obviously want to give an immediate answer, but, as you reflect on it, if the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy's going to win in court before me. But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy's going to win, because my obligation is to the Constitution. That's the oath. The oath that a judge takes is not that, I'll look out for particular interests, I'll be on the side of particular interests. The oath is to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States. And that's what I would do."
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."
"I hate to say it. I mean, I feel badly saying it between you and me. But I do know dumbass questions when I see dumbass questions."
"Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters....You are stuck on stupid."
"America didn't become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth."
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
--JOHN F. KENNEDY
"Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."
"America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused -- preferring greatness to power and justice to glory."
--GEORGE W. BUSH
"Winning is not a sometime thing: it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.