i am not born for any one corner of the universe; this whole world is my country.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
For a while, i would just like to sit in the shade with a glass of wine in my hands just watching the people dance.
Adlai Stevenson, just before his death
Never once did anyone ever make it clear what i was being educated for.
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
i do not know what i may appear to the world; but to myself i seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, i believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
If you don't become the ocean you'll be seasick all your life.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
There's a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before i leave this high and noble office, i intend to expose this plot.
President John F. Kennedy 7 days before his assassination