Account

Famous quotes containing the word account:

    How shall we account for our pursuits, if they are original? We get the language with which to describe our various lives out of a common mint.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The places which I have described may seem strange and remote to my townsmen ... our account may have made no impression on your minds. But what is our account? In it there is no roar, no beach-birds, no tow-cloth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I cannot help wondering sometimes what I might have become and might have done if I had lived in a country which had not circumscribed and handicapped me on account of my race, but had allowed me to reach any height I was able to attain.
    Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954)