A Quote by Johnny Frank Garrett on execution, family, kiss, rest, and world

I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass. [Executed by injection.]

Johnny Frank Garrett

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A Quote by John Rothchild on family, imagination, improvement, and sales

Proposing a sale of Windsor Castle to Disney to improve the royal family's public image: Imagine what Disney could do with this material. There could be a parade . . . with at least one real prince and one real princess on hand.

John Rothchild

Source: 1996

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on disability, family, goals, health, integrity, problems, welfare, and world

The goals of our public welfare program must be positive and constructive. [The welfare program] must stress the integrity and preservation of the family unit. It must contribute to the attack on dependency, juvenile delinquency, family breakdown, illegitimacy, ill health, and disability. It must reduce the incidence of these problems, prevent their occurrence and recurrence, and strengthen and protect the vulnerable in a highly competitive world.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by Joe DiMaggio on family and hunger

A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made it to the big leagues.

Joe DiMaggio

Source: 1961, quoted in New York Times

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A Quote by Joachim Du Bellay on experience, family, happiness, knowledge, life, and rest

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!

Joachim Du Bellay (1522 - 1560)

Source: Sonnet de Regrets

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A Quote by Jim Nollman on family, love, and plants

Gardening is a cooperative affair. I am a part of a neighborhood in which plants, dirt, rocks and a human family participate collectively in a love affair with place.

Jim Nollman

Source: Why We Garden, The Sentient Garden

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A Quote by Jeff Cooper on citizenship, family, police, and privacy

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.

Jeff Cooper (1920 -)

Source: 1993

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A Quote by Jay W. Ingram on family, football, justice, life, psychology, science, scientists, tennis, thought, winning, wonder, and yielding

I once read that if the folds in the cerebral cortex were smoothed out it would cover a card table. That seemed quite unbelievable but it did make me wonder just how big the cortex would be if you ironed it out. I thought it might just about cover a family-sized pizza: not bad, but no card-table. I was astonished to realize that nobody seems to know the answer. A quick search yielded the following estimates for the smoothed out dimensions of the cerebral cortex of the human brain. An article in Bioscience in November 1987 by Julie Ann Miller claimed the cortex was a "quarter-metre square." That is napkin-sized, about ten inches by ten inches. Scientific American magazine in September 1992 upped the ante considerably with an estimate of 1 1/2 square metres; that's a square of brain forty inches on each side, getting close to the card-table estimate.' A psychologist at the University of Toronto figured it would cover the floor of his living room (I haven't seen his living room), but the prize winning estimate so far is from the British magazine New Scientist's poster of the brain published in 1993 which claimed that the cerebral cortex, if flattened out, would cover a tennis court. 'How can there be such disagreement?' How can so many experts not know how big the cortex is? I don't know, but I'm on the hunt for an expert who will say the cortex, when fully spread out, will cover a football field. A Canadian football field.

Jay W. Ingram

Source: The Burning House, Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain Penguin Books, U.K., 1995

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A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on anger, brothers, family, fear, freedom, joy, laughter, losing, and possessions

You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You are granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly, you know that it is only a game. You jump with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you, but you laugh when you go upstairs. You know you are nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give an immeasurable freedom.

Janwillem van de Wetering

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on ability, education, exercise, family, friendship, god, government, liberty, love, security, talent, and worship

The chief end of man, as I see it, is to find security, have liberty to express his abilities, enjoy the love of family and friends, and to secure recognition of his talents, to worship God in his own way, and to participate in a government that will protect him in his exercise of these liberties, and by education and training in the development of the arts and sciences, and the techniques of their application, help him to find his proper place in the scheme of things.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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