„But if they have other power to regulate the currency, it was conferred to be exercised by themselves, and not to be transferred to a corporation.“
— Andrew Jackson, Context: It is maintained by some that the bank is a means of executing the constitutional power “to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” Congress have established a mint to coin money and passed laws to regulate the value thereof. The money so coined, with its value so regulated, and such foreign coins as Congress may adopt are the only currency known to the Constitution. But if they have other power to regulate the currency, it was conferred to be exercised by themselves, and not to be transferred to a corporation. If the bank be established for that purpose, with a charter unalterable without its consent, Congress have parted with their power for a term of years, during which the Constitution is a dead letter. It is neither necessary nor proper to transfer its legislative power to such a bank, and therefore unconstitutional. Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/ajveto01.asp (10 July 1832) Often paraphrased as: If Congress has the right under the constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.
„Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity — these three — and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?“
— Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
Context: Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity — these three — and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised? Men say that God punishes for complaining. No, but men are angry with misery. They are irritated with women for not being happy. They take it as a personal offence. To God alone may women complain without insulting Him!
„People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
„Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
„Unpopular minority religions are especially dependent upon a constitutional guarantee of free exercise of religion. We are fortunate to have such a guarantee in the United States, but many nations do not. The importance of that guarantee should make us ever diligent to defend it.“
— Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
Fundamentals of Our Consitutions http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/fundamentals-of-our-constitutions-elder-dallin-h-oaks, 17 September 2010
„How many cities have revealed themselves to me in the marches I undertook in the pursuit of books!“
— Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks"> The Tajmahal and my Love http://www.best-poems.net/love_poems/the_taj_mahal_amp_my_love.html/</span>
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
Context: From childhood's hour I have not been As others were — I have not seen As others saw — I could not bring My passions from a common spring — From the same source I have not taken My sorrow — I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone — And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone " Alone http://gothlupin.tripod.com/valone.html", l. 1-8 (written 1829, published 1875).