I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
Thomas S. Monson
(August 21, 1927 - )
Heat is anybody's guess, ... We don't know what it will be tomorrow. But we will be talking to Open Flow (the district's natural gas supplier) to try to get a prediction.
I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a girl falling down to a place from where she can't be retrieved. What if I am stuck down here for good?