George Aiken quotes

  • If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.
    -- George Aiken

    #Morning #Race #Color

  • People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.
    -- George Aiken

    #People #World #Way

  • I've never known a country to be starved into democracy.
    -- George Aiken

    #Country #Democracy

  • Lincoln's reference to government of the people, by the people, for the people is a generally satisfactory definition of democracy. I say generally because when it comes to fair and workable details, democracy fails to completely meet the criteria enunciated by Lincoln by a rather wide margin.
    -- George Aiken

    #Government #People #Democracy

  • I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls.
    -- George Aiken

    #Thinking #History #Owl

  • The best policy is to declare victory and leave.
    -- George Aiken

    #Victory #Policy

  • As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness.
    -- George Aiken

    #Wild Places #Needs #Wilderness

  • Declare the United States the winner and begin de-escalation.
    -- George Aiken

    #War #United States #Cold

  • True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
    -- George Aiken

    #Wise #Should Have #Land

  • Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh. "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he. "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose. "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.

  • When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

  • On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.

  • Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.

  • Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.

  • Thus would I double my life's fading space;For he that runs it well, runs twice his race.

  • As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race.

  • Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind most of our colors are amazingly the same.

  • There is no old Adam Young, there is no new Adam Young, merely different colors and different brushstrokes over the same canvas.

  • I use color in terms of emotional quality, as a vehicle for feeling... feeling is everything I have experienced or thought.

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