The thing about famous quotes is that once they get into your mind, they are hard to get rid of from one's thoughts. They keep on lingering at the back of of you're mind and sometimes may indeed inspire you to do something positive with your life or to other lives. Of course it isn't often that people get inspired by inspirational quotes and set upon doing something positive, but sometimes they turnout to be both inspirational as well as pure gems that get associated with the legacy of that particular statesman. Like, this one from JFK's Inaugural Address....
“And so, my fellow Americans…ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world…ask not what America can do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”
Simply brilliant, Isn't it?
I think this one kinda got etched into each and every American of that generation. I myself heard this one from my dad when I was in high school and I think I learned a bit or two about being a good citizen from it(...did i sound a bit melodramatic there?).
Then there are some quotes which are true epitomes of the political geniousness of the statesman...like this one...
"When I don't make a decision, it's not that I don't think about it. I think about it and make a decision not to make a decision."
Shri P.V.Narasimha Rao.
The 9th Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
And then there are quotes like this one below....to be frank....they make you wonder how the person got there in the first place....though there is no denying that one can get a good laugh out of it... :-)))))
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004.
He truly is a Pan !!!!