Quoteworthy

* “Fraternity is more durable than fratricide, hope is more powerful than hatred, peace more powerful than war.”–Pope Francis, during his visit to Iraq.

* “This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine-related crime.”–Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock, after police in China and South Africa seized thousands of doses of fake vaccine.

* “We have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to antifa in connection with the 6th (of January).”–FBI Director Chris Wray.

* “In the wake of COVID-19, it appears that far-right extremists have discovered the extent of people’s fear of social control and loss of liberty and have realized how easily they can manipulate citizens who may not normally subscribe to extreme ideology.”–University of Maryland social psychologist Arie Kruglanski.

* If you choose not to get the vaccine that millions of your fellow citizens are getting, that’s on you, and you have to live with the consequences of that decision.”–Jim Geraghty, National Review.

* “The motive of Jim Crow states in 1965 was the same as it is now in 2021: the suppression of minority voters to perpetuate minority white rule.”–Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post.

* “This bill makes great progress in many of our climate recommendations, especially on our goal to put millions of Americans to work in clean energy jobs.”–Congresswoman Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, on the recently introduced Climate Leadership and Environment Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act to achieve net zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050.

* “Despite being drenched in the lessons of #MeToo, a society does not change instantly. The reason Shakespeare is still the greatest playwright is humans have the same tragic flaws, century after century.”–Maureen Dowd, New York Times.

* “I wasn’t elected by politicians. I was elected by the people of the state of New York. I’m not going to resign.”–New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in addressing sexual harassment claims.

* “Unlike a corporate executive, an elected official out in public is never truly off the clock.”–Ruth Marcus, Washington Post.

* “The truth is, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, like Aunt Jemina and the Washington Redskins, has simply undergone a belated but needed process of self reflection.”–Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald.

* “This (Florida) administration doesn’t want to put negative information out there. If there’s good news, we’ll share it, and if there’s bad news, we’ll hold onto it for a while until we are pushed and shoved to release it.”–Pamela C. Marsh, president of the First Amendment Foundation.

* “Having the Ritz-Carlton brand come to Tampa is an acknowledgment of our hard work over the years to make Tampa Bay a great location.”–Bob Rohrlack, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, in reference to the Related Group’s decision to build the Ritz-Carlton Residences on Bayshore Boulevard. When completed, the project will include two 27-story condo towers plus 12 luxury town homes. Condo units will range in price from $1.7 million to $5.2 million.

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