I will keep America moving forward, always forwardfor a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand points of light.
(George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Acceptance speech, August 18, 1988, New Orleans, New York Times (August 19, 1988).
The phrase "a thousand points of light," written for Bush by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, was used on various occasions during the 1988 presidential campaign. The words are not original, echoing similar phrases by Charles Dickens and Thomas Wolfe, among others. As president, Bush initiated a "Points of Light" reform program in June 1989.)
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, Ernest Jones (1959).
"America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen," Freud said on another occasion, "but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success." (Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12, 1980).)
(Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).
Said on September 13, 1965, in a speech at a rally following a hearing before the United States House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Electionsat which she had also spoken.)