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Quotes of the Day for 17 October 2004 – Rescue

On this day in 1977, a 30-member team of West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa airliner on the ground at Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages aboard and killing three of the four hijackers. The passengers had been vacationing in Majorca and had taken off to return home to Germany four long terrifying days before. I fear I would have given up all hope, but Rescue came.

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The quotes:

Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
     - Mason Cooley

Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
     - Eldridge Cleaver

The contest, for all ages, has been to rescue Liberty from the grasp of executive power.
     - Daniel Webster, 1782 - 1852

Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
     - Robert Anthony

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
     - Napoleon Hill, 1883 - 1970

Every Harvard class should have one Democrat to rescue it from oblivion.
     - Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935


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