Quotes of the Day for 26 January 2001 – Return
General Douglas MacArthur, born on this day in 1880, once said, "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." On another occasion he said, "I came through and I shall return." I could have chosen quotes from MacArthur, but instead I decided to let him pick today's theme: Return.
Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation.
- General Charles De Gaulle
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
We have all got our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs.
- Brian Carter
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
- Nelson Mandela
If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country.
- James Buchanan, to Abraham Lincoln
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