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2012

support

I support every president. Period.

Jack Nicholson, interview with AP Entertainment Press (2007)

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2012

much

Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither. We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities…While ever careful to refrain from wrongdoing others, we must be no less insistent that we are not wronged ourselves. We wish peace, but we wish the peace of justice, the peace of righteousness.

Theodore Roosevelt, first inaugural address (1901)

2012

so-called optimism

The naysayers pride themselves on their supposed realism. However…’emptiness’ and ‘lack’…are abstractions of the mind, where as ‘half-full’ is a measure of the physical reality under discussion. The so-called optimist, then, is the only one attending to real things, the only one describing a substance that is actually in the glass.

Ben and Roz Zander, The Art of Possibility (2000)

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