Sir Edward went to the Foreign Office that night, distraught, banging his hands on his desk and sobbing, "I hate war, I detest war." That night, looking out his office window, he noticed a lamplighter setting up the street lights and shouted the famous words, "The lamps are going out all over Europe."
He never wanted to go to war. He was only doing what he thought was right. He believed in Britain's cause and knew they would be victorious.
After Sir Edward died, the British government ordered that no public monuments be built in his memory because they didn't want people to forget how he felt about war.
In recent years, there have been calls to erect a statue of Sir Edward in his home city of Bruges, but these have so far failed to materialize.
On October 5, 1877, when he surrendered to General Howard, he said, "I am tired of fighting. Our leaders have been assassinated. The Looking Glass is no longer alive. I am alone now against a great warrior who has killed my friends. I want to know what peace means to these people."
He was asking for a truce so that he could see what kind of terms could be worked out with the white men. But the whites were not willing to talk peace with an Indian leader. They wanted to kill him. So, he had no choice but to surrender.
Here was a great leader of Indians throwing his life away for nothing. But he knew that without the Indians, there would be no peace for the white man in this country. So, he did it for the sake of his people.
Today, we call this act "surrendering in order to get peace and quiet to think about our problems." It is a very important thing for leaders to understand because they are always trying to work out solutions for their people.
For example, President Obama tried hard to come up with a solution on how to stop violence between blacks and whites in America.
During the campaign, he dismissed extremist accusations as "sour grapes," but by the time he delivered his address, he had decided to embrace it. The speech was highly guarded—even Goldwater's running partner, New York Rep. William Miller, didn't know what he would say—so it is no surprise that it is remembered for its attack on extremists of all parties.
In his acceptance speech, Goldwater claimed that liberals were using fear of communism to destroy democracy and warned that if elected president, he would do everything in his power to stop the growth of government. He also accused Democrats of being responsible for creating a "New World Order" where countries work together to solve their problems. Finally, he said that he believed that America should become isolationist and cease all foreign aid so that we can focus on making this country great again.
These are just some of the many quotes from Barry Goldwater's amazing life.
Edward Said (born November 1, 1935, Jerusalem—died September 25, 2003, New York, New York, U.S.), Palestinian American professor, political activist, and literary critic who evaluated literature in light of social and cultural issues and was an ardent proponent of "crossover art."
Said began his academic career at the University of Chicago before moving in 1970 to Columbia University, where he became a full professor in 1978. He left Columbia in 2001 to take up a post as professor of English literature at Princeton University.
Said's first book was Orientalism (1978), which examined Western representations of the East from the 17th century to the present day. The work established him as one of the leading critics of western imperialism and its ongoing effects on global culture. Other significant works include Human Rights in Theory and Practice (2003), which challenged common assumptions about human rights theories and practices, and Mind/Body Problems (2001), which explored the relationships between mind and body in philosophy, science, and religion.
He received many honors and awards during his lifetime, including the 2002 Benjamin N. Cardozo Prize for Creative Talents.
Said was married to Lila Abu-Lughod, a Palestinian American historian; they had three children together.
After graduating from high school in Jerusalem, Said moved with his family to Egypt when he was 16 years old.
In addition to his famous statement, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he also stated, "I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were actually invaded by... aliens." These words are considered among the most important in American history.
They come from Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address on March 4, 1861. It was during this speech that he outlined a plan for the country to unite in order to defeat slavery while at the same time not dividing the nation through civil war.
Lincoln said that the only way for the country to survive was with a strong central government which could lead the country into war and keep us united. This statement shows that Lincoln understood that without a unified front against the enemy there would be no hope of victory. Slavery was an issue that needed to be dealt with immediately since it was preventing the country from uniting against its real enemy—war and destruction.