Race

Famous quotes containing the word race:

    Let me live in my house by the side of the road—
    It’s here the race of men go by.
    They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong
    Wise, foolish—so am I;
    Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)

    Young women ... you are, in my opinion, disgracefully ignorant. You have never made a discovery of any sort of importance. You have never shaken an empire or led an army into battle. The plays by Shakespeare are not by you, and you have never introduced a barbarous race to the blessings of civilization. What is your excuse?
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.
    Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1926)