If I were to be taken hostage, I would not plead for release nor would I want my government to be blackmailed. I think certain government officials, industrialists and celebrated persons should make it clear they are prepared to be sacrificed if taken hostage. If that were done, what gain would there be for terrorists in taking hostages?
(Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Quoted in Parade (New York, May 20, 1979).)
What we have to do ... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
(Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A17 (May 18, 1993).
From the First Lady's commencement speech a day earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, which had recently experienced racial conflicts.)