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A Quote by Bewick on quotes, religion, homelessness, john the baptist, meditation, lunatic, india, america, hindu, opportunities, and contemplation

"Why would one give up everything to live on the streets of India, when there are so many wonderful opportunities to be homeless right here in America? Closer to home, and without the expense. Whether you stake your spot and sit in meditative contemplation, or stalk the streets like a raving lunatic, like John The Baptist---others---here or there, will still look upon you with total indifference."

Bewick Cory

Contributed by: Bewick

A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston, Phd on love, life, american south, florida, janie crawford, tea cake, eatonville, america, 1930s, black america, african diaspora, literature, classics, english, and books

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly. ..."

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

Source: Opening paragraphs, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937, in print)

Contributed by: Marian

A Quote by John Naisbitt on america, china, immigration, globalization, and decentralization

As often as I listen to the worries about China eating the jobs of the West, I hear the concern about the influence of the American way of life in the East. The question is: "Does globalization mean Americanization?" My short answer is no. In measuring globalization, we can count telephone calls, currency flows, trade sums, and so on, but the spread of culture and ideas cannot be so easily measured. Embedded in the present is the unrecognized paradox that culturally, America itself is changing more dramatically than America is changing the world. It is the world that is changing the world. Immigration is reshaping America more profoundly than America's influence around the world.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 179

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, america, war, and government

There are two things that a democratic people will always find very difficult, to begin a war and to end it.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: Democracy in America

Contributed by: Publius

A Quote by Emma Goldman on america, violence, power, and revolution

We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens. We are ready to hang, electrocute, or lynch anyone, who, from economic necessity, will risk his own life in the attempt upon that of some industrial magnate. Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that she will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Source: What is Patriotism? (1908 speech)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Raphie on george bush, inspiration, president, and america

George W, Bush is my inspiration. If he can be President, I figure just about anybody can...

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Raphie on the new deal, jesus, american dream, shame, god, america, and united states

Who the holy heck is going to talk all high and mighty like about the J-man and tell me that THIS is the American Dream he’s sitting there all right handed and all, patting Him on the back, saying “Hey, good job Dad.” Where the bloody hell is your SHAME America? Wake the heck on up… Did you all miss the memo where it says The New Deal was all about making sure we didn’t succumb to violent revolution?

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Rachel Eagle Reiter on love, america, usa, and empire state

In Love with America

Not that it should be
Considered a crime
But it is not clear
Why Americans

Would burn the Beautiful
Red, White and Blue
Flag of the USA

There is no justification
For attitudes of anarchism
Within the United States

America the Beautiful
America the Beloved
America the Great

Democrats and Republicans
Should love and esteem Her
Along with her Empire State

Rachel Eagle Reiter

Source: http://newyorkreview.org/mag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=40

Contributed by: W

A Quote by Davice on morals, ethics, and america

This is America. You can be who you want to be, not who you should be.

Davice

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on war, america, and corruption

Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

Contributed by: Jordan

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