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The outbreaks of urban violence and destruction between 1964 and 1967 were distressing to President Lyndon B. Johnson and many other Americans, not only because of the deaths, injuries, and property damage they caused but also because of ...more
Barack Obama
“Enthusiasm makes up for a host of deficiencies.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Barack Obama
“I’ve often been asked about this personality trait—my ability to maintain composure in the middle of crisis. Sometimes I’ll say that it’s just a matter of temperament, or a consequence of being raised in Hawaii, since it’s hard to get stressed when it’s eighty degrees and sunny and you’re five minutes from the beach. If I’m talking to a group of young people, I’ll describe how over time I’ve trained myself to take the long view, about how important it is to stay focused on your goals rather than getting hung up on the daily ups and downs.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Barack Obama
“I suspect that God’s plan, whatever it is, works on a scale too large to admit our mortal tribulations; that in a single lifetime, accidents and happenstance determine more than we care to admit; and that the best we can do is to try to align ourselves with what we feel is right and construct some meaning out of our confusion, and with grace and nerve play at each moment the hand that we’re dealt.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Barack Obama
“And so the world watches America—the only great power in history made up of people from every corner of the planet, comprising every race and faith and cultural practice—to see if our experiment in democracy can work. To see if we can do what no other nation has ever done. To see if we can actually live up to the meaning of our creed.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Barack Obama
“there was the unsettling fact that, despite whatever my mother might claim, the bullies, cheats, and self-promoters seemed to be doing quite well, while those she considered good and decent people seemed to get screwed an awful lot.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

25x33 Red River Valley Reader's Club — 16 members — last activity Jul 03, 2013 11:07AM
Open to persons who live in the Red River Valley, for a view of our perspective, which is a far cry from the "Lists" that are out there. ...more
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 6115 members — last activity Jul 04, 2022 08:16AM
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
30097 Paris TX Ladies Book Club — 36 members — last activity Aug 01, 2016 04:55PM
This Book Club is based off of the long standing Bas Bleu ladies book club based in Paris, Texas. Formed in 2000, there is quite a selection of good b ...more
60280 The Readers — 1038 members — last activity Oct 09, 2020 11:45PM
The Readers is a podcast by Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads and Thomas Otto of Hogglestock, they like to talk about books... alot!
141862 Maxey House Book Club — 22 members — last activity Oct 15, 2017 10:00AM
We're a group that meets in person every month, usually on the third Sunday of the month, at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site in Paris, TX ...more
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