Quotes for the Week

July 1964, Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator for the State of Arizona and Republican candidate for President, during an acceptance speech to run on the Republican ticket for president, stated:

“Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism”

Nov 19, 2022, Howard Hu, Director of Nasa’s Orion spacecraft and related programs, while watching the successful lunch of the Artemis rocket from the Kennedy Space Center and the now possible missions, commented to others:

“It’s the first step we’re taking to long-term deep space exploration, for not just the United States but for the world…And I think this is a historic day for Nasa, but it’s also a historic day for all the people who love human space flight and deep space exploration…I mean, we are going back to the Moon, we’re working towards a sustainable program and this is the vehicle that will carry the people that will land us back on the Moon again”

Nov 15, 1857, Mary Evans, novelist, and poet, wrote under the pen name of “George Eliot”, in a letter to Charles Bray. Stated:

“My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy”

11-22-2022, Raf Simons, iconic fashion designer and collaborator with many well-known brands, announced the closing of his company, speaking to the press stated:  

“I lack the words to share how proud I am of all that we have achieved,” he wrote. “I am grateful for the incredible support from my team, from my collaborators, from the press and buyers, from my friends and family, and from our devoted fans and loyal followers. Thank you all, for believing in our vision and for believing in me.”