„Which does not mean that it must deny the value of rich accretions drawn from the right kind of immigration. Any such restriction, except as a necessary and momentary expediency, would assuredly paralyze our national vitality.“

— Calvin Coolidge, Context: It would not be unjust to ask of every alien: What will you contribute to the common good, once you are admitted through the gates of liberty? Our history is full of answers of which we might be justly proud. But of late, the answers have not been so readily or so eloquently given. Our country must cease to be regarded as a dumping ground. Which does not mean that it must deny the value of rich accretions drawn from the right kind of immigration. Any such restriction, except as a necessary and momentary expediency, would assuredly paralyze our national vitality. But measured practically, it would be suicidal for us to let down the bars for the inflowing of cheap manhood, just as, commercially, it would be unsound for this country to allow her markets to be overflooded with cheap goods, the product of a cheap labor. There is no room either for the cheap man or the cheap goods.

Calvin Coolidge photo
Calvin Coolidge13
1872 - 1933
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Jimmy Carter photo
Louisa May Alcott photo
Publicidade
Arthur Ashe photo
Shirin Ebadi photo

„Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.“

— Shirin Ebadi Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1947
From 1999 interview. Noted in the October 2003 BBC News profile of Ebadi. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181992.stm (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)

Kurt Gödel photo
Zinedine Zidane photo

„It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.“

— Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972
Interview, 2004 http://www.theguardian.com/football/2004/apr/04/sport.features

Malcolm Gladwell photo
Frantz Fanon photo
Publicidade
Edvard Munch photo
John Cassian photo
Anthony the Great photo
Publicidade
Susan B. Anthony photo

„Here, in the first paragraph of the Declaration [of Independence], is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can "the consent of the governed" be given, if the right to vote be denied?“

— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
On the United States Declaration of Independence in her "Is It a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?" speech before her trial for voting (1873)

 Hirohito photo
Robinson Jeffers photo

„We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident
As the rock and ocean that we were made from.“

— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: Now the spoiler has come: does it care? Not faintly. It has all time. It knows the people are a tide That swells and in time will ebb, and all Their works dissolve. Meanwhile the image of the pristine beauty Lives in the very grain of the granite, Safe as the endless ocean that climbs our cliff. — As for us: We must uncenter our minds from ourselves; We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident As the rock and ocean that we were made from. "Carmel Point"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo

„If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only.“

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese
Context: If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say "I love her for her smile —her look —her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day" - For these things in themselves, Beloved, may Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,— A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity. No. XIV

Próximo