Nancy Gibbs Quotes

Nancy Gibbs Quotes: Of all ennobling sentiments, patriotism may be the most easily manipulated. On the one hand, it gives powerful expression to what is best in a nation's character: a commitment to principle, a willingness to sacrifice, a devotion to the community by the choice of the individual. But among its toxic fruits are intolerance, belligerence and blind obedience, perhaps because it blooms most luxuriantly during times of war.
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Nancy Gibbs Quote: In his final remarks to the White House staff, on the day he resigned his office, Nixon applied a version of the lesson to himself.
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Quotes about Nancy Gibbs: You know, when a president is about to leave office, most of the time most people are dying for him to go on and get out of there. But there are a few little rituals that have to be observed. One of them is that the president must host the incoming president in the White House, smile as if they love each other and give the American people the idea that democracy is peaceful and honourable and there will be a good transfer of power
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Quote about Nancy Gibbs: Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope. [. . .] Barack Hussein Obama did not win because of the color of his skin. Nor did he win in spite of it. He won because at a very dangerous moment in the life of a still young country, more people than have ever spoken before came together to try to save it. And that was a victory all its own.
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