Backgrounding: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations BackgroundingOur backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.ndash;AnonymousBias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.ndash;Barbara BushIn the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.ndash;Emma GoldmanThis Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.ndash;John F. KennedyWithout the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.ndash;Milan KunderaDo not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.ndash;James MadisonAn ordering of society which relegates religion, democracy and good faith among nations to the background can find no place within it for the ideals of the Prince of Peace. The United States rejects such an ordering, and retains its ancient faith.ndash;Franklin D. RooseveltThere is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.ndash;George SantayanaI can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.ndash;Barbara WaltersEvery philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.ndash;Alfred North Whitehead
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