This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation, because as a result of what happened in this week, the world is bigger, infinitely.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. Remark, July 24, 1969, on U.S.S. Hornet welcoming back the crew of Apollo 11 four days after the first moon-landing. Quoted in Stephen Ambrose, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, vol. 2, ch. 13 (1989).
A few days later, Ambrose narrates, the evangelist Billy Graham mentioned three greater days: Christ's birth, Christ's death, and Christ's resurrection. Nixon's scribbled response was: "Tell Billy R.N. referred to a week not a day....")
While American men are fighting to rid the old world of autocracy let American women set to and rid the new world of this intolerable old burden of sex ignorance.
(Crystal Eastman (1881-1928), U.S. author and political activist. On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).
From an article originally published in Birth Control Review (January 1918) during World War I. To dispense information about birth control was then illegal.)