Favorite Selections from ToInspire.com

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, the amphitheatres, for wild beasts to fight in. - Voltaire

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. - John F. Kennedy

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. - John F. Kennedy

It's enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if it's good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings. - Ernest Hemingway

The American continents... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. - Monroe Doctrine, 1823 - James Monroe

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it. - Karl Marx

The history of a people is found in its songs. - George Jellinek

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways; the point is to change it. - Karl Marx

Not gold, but only man can make a people great and strong; men who, for truth and honor's sake, stand fast and suffer long. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am part of all that I have met. (from Homer's 'Odyssey') - Ulysses

Without a struggle, there can be no progress. - Frederick Douglass

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King

We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it. - Felix Adler

I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I've gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world's poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners - an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. (March 23, 2008) - Barack Obama