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Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
– George Santayana
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our children are here to stay, but our babies and toddlers and preschoolers are gone as fast as they can grow up-and we have only a short moment with each. When you see a grandfather take a baby in his arms, you see that the moment hasn't always been long enough.
– Saint Clair Adams Sullivan
Our children are not going to be just our children-they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
– Mary Steichen Calderone
Our children change uswhether they live or not.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
Our children change us…whether they live or not.
– Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
Our children seem to have wonderful taste, or none - depending, of course, on whether or not they agree with us.
– Author Unknown
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
– June Jordan
Our civilization cannot survive materially unless it is redeemed spiritually. It can be saved only by becoming permeated with the Spirit of Christ, and being made free and happy by practices which spring out of that spirit. Only thus can discontent be driven out and all shadows lifted from the road ahead.
– Woodrow Wilson
Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.
– James Joyce
Our common language is ... English. And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking children learn this common language.
– William John Bennett
Our communities don’t need a new mobile application, website, newspaper or television broadcast. They need the ability to define the critical issues in the community, connect with those who care about those issues and have a trusted source of information about the issues.
– Chuck Peters
Our communities don’t need a new mobile application, website, newspaper or television broadcast. They need the ability to define the critical issues in the community, connect with those who care about those issues and have a trusted source of information about the issues.
– Chuck Peters
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
– Will Rogers
Our Constitution protects aliens, drunks, and U.S. senators.
– Will Rogers
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
– John Quincy Adams
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
– Gerald R. Ford
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
– Samuel Adams
Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.
– David Duchovny
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.
– Carl Schurz
Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths.
– Bryant McGill
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
– Eric Hoffer
Our critics are our friends; they show us our faults.
– Benjamin Franklin
Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern this Nation. This difficult effort will be the moral equivalent of war, except that we will be uniting our efforts to build and not to destroy.
– Jimmy Carter

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