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“If I can leave a single message with the younger generation, it is to lash yourself to the mast, like Ulysses if you must, to escape the siren calls of complacency and indifference.”
Edward M. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson: speech; to Congress, April 30, 1941.

"Nothing so challenges the American spirit as tackling the biggest job on earth....Americans are stimulated by the big job; the Panama Canal, Boulder Dam, Grand Coulee, Lower Colorado River developments, the tallest building in the world, the mightiest battleship." - Lyndon B. Johnson

Will Rogers: in Donald Day, ed., Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949.

"Americans are getting like a Ford car, they all have the same exact parts, the same upholstering and make exactly the same noises." - Will Rogers

Woodrow Wilson: speech; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 8, 1919.

"Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American....America is the only idealist nation in the world." - Woodrow Wilson

James Agee: with Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, 1941.

"In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again." - James Agee

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970.

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives." - Maya Angelou

Pearl Bailey: The Raw Pearl, 1968.

"When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements." - Pearl Bailey

Stephen Vincent Benet: James Shore's Daughter, 1934.

"I had lost something in youth and made money instead." - Stephen Vincent Benet

Jim Bishop: New York Journal-American, May 9, 1961

"At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly." - Jim Bishop

Pearl S. Buck: The Goddess Abides, 1972.

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl S. Buck

Rachel Carson: The Sense of Wonder, 1965

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Dwight D. Eisenhower: speech; Gettysburg College, May 27, 1946.

"Fortunately for us and our world, youth is not easily discouraged. Youth with its clear vista and boundless faith and optimism is uninhibited by the thousands of considerations that always bedevil man in his progress. The hopes of the world rest on the flexibility, vigor, capacity for new thought, and the fresh outlook of the young." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss): Time, May 7, 1979

"Adults are obsolete children and the hell with them." - Theodor Geisel

Edward M. Kennedy: speech; June 4, 1978, in Henry Steele Commager, ed., Our Day and Generation, 1979.

"If I can leave a single message with the younger generation, it is to lash yourself to the mast, like Ulysses if you must, to escape the siren calls of complacency and indifference." - Edward M. Kennedy

Robert Schuller

"Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible." - Robert Schuller

Zig Ziglar: Pre-eminent American Self Help Author and Religious speaker; Mixing religion with self help to create classic motivational books like "See you at the Top" [Biography; Quotes; Articles].

"You can have everything you want if you help others get what they want." "You got to do before you can be, you got to be before you can have." - Zig Ziglar

Proverbs 4:23

"Keep thy heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life." - Proverbs 4:23

Anthony Robbins: American motivational speaker and writer.

"The past does not equal the future" - Anthony Robbins


"If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?" - Unknown


"Attitude is the mind's paintbrush. It can COLOR any situation!" - Unknown


"If people like your treatment, they tell a neighbor. If not, they tell a neighborhood." - Unknown

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