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"Facts are stubborn things."

-Ronald Reagan, Republican National Convention 1988

"Because we're trying to win!"

-Joe Clark, Canadian House of Commons, when asked by NDP MP Svend Robinson why the government was so tight lipped about military activity in the Gulf War

“We will be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”

-Ronald Reagan quoting John Withrop, January 25, 1974, First Conservative Political Action Conference

"Well I can hear you. And the whole world hears you. And the people who did this are going to hear from all of us real soon!"

-President George W. Bush, to rescue & recovery workers at Ground Zero in the days following 9/11

"What do you suggest? Shall we send the tanks and 'teach them how to live' again?"

-Mikhail Gorbachev, to a secret meeting of the Supreme Soviet when confronted with hardliners' alarm at the impending collapse of Eastern European communist governments

"The grace of God means something like this: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is the greatest gift of all."

-The author Frederick Buechner, in his book Wishful Thinking paraphrased

"You can do anything you want if you just put your mind to it"

-Jack Solomon, my Father