Quotations for Daily Use


"Among American citizens, there should be no forgotten men and no forgotten races." October 26, 1936 - Franklin Roosevelt, (1882–1945), 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45; This quote is built into the Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C.

"Big cities never sleep, but little towns do." As quoted from These High Green Hills, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon

"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven." Yiddish proverb

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." Irish proverb

"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, CH (born 7 October 1931) is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

"She had called her village 'a world of our own, close-packed and insulated like . . . bees in a hive or sheep in a fold or nuns a convent or sailors in a ship, where we know everyone, and are authorized to hope that everyone feels an interest in us.' " Mary Russell Mitford (16 December 1787 – 10 January 1855) was an English author and dramatist. She was born at Alresford in Hampshire. She is best known for Our Village, a series of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, where she lived. This quote was found in Out to Canaan, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon

"The elders of the village are the boundaries." Ghanaian Proverb

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