Quotes of the Day for 21 March 2007 – March
One of the seminal moments of the American civil rights movement was the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, the state capital. It was actually a series of three marches in two weeks, but only in the third march were the protesters allowed to proceed. After a federal court prevented the police from blocking the march, the protesters set out on this day in 1965. Within five months, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931)
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
- Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881
Don't ever become a pessimist ... A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
- Robert A. Heinlein, 1907 - 1988
This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
- Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 - 1978
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
- Emile Zola, 1840 - 1902
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910
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