Sounds Familiar

“The statue is only a symbol. The statue is only copper and granite and steel, iron. It’s what it speaks to us about what it makes us feel inside that’s so important. We are all the beneficiaries of those who’ve gone before us, who’ve worked, who’ve fought on occasion, who have cared immensely to the very depth of their soul to achieve liberty.”– David McCullough, The Statue Of Liberty (Ken Burns, 1985)

Sounds Familiar

“Up there in the immensity of the Cosmos, an inescapable perception awaits us. National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic, religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos