Quotes of the Day for 11 August 2000 – Rescue
In 1906 the "SOS" distress signal was adopted as an international standard, and on this day in 1909 it was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. In honor of those who stand ready to help others on the high seas or in their communities, some quotations on help and rescue.
You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won't help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.
The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.
- Robert G. Ingersoll
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
- Jesse Louis Jackson
I'd rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're first to be rescued off sinking ships.
- Gilda Radner
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