* “To Russian tyranny, I say the world needs more, not less, American exceptionalism.”–Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

* “We should not allow any disagreement to lead to misunderstandings that needlessly worsen our bilateral economic and financial relationships.”–Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in her meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

* “Truly a tragedy for us all.”–How SCOTUS Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson referenced the Court’s ruling striking down affirmative action in college admissions.

* “Affirmative action is an effort to include every aspect of society in the decision-making.”–Andrew Young, the late civil rights activist and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

* “Kevin McCarthy has no control over his conference. The race to the extreme is now running the House of Representatives.”–Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff.

* “The great paradox of American politics today: You can get what you want if you win more elections, but to win more elections you need to ask for less.”–Jonah Goldberg, The Dispatch.

* “When men are elected to Congress, they’re given the presumption of competence. Women have the burden of proof.”–Geraldine Ferraro.

* “Women, families and doctors are the only people who should decide when to have children, not politicians.”–Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor.

* “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”–Fannie Lou Hamer.

* “What we’ve done in our politics is create a situation where we’re electing idiots. I think electing serious people can’t be partisan.”–Former Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney.

* “EVs (electric vehicles) are no longer a niche.”–Coner Sen, Bloomberg.

* “Literature is a way for us to experience the world in a safe place.”–Author Zoraida Cordova.

* “La pluma es la lengua del alma.” (“The pen is the tongue of the soul.”)–Cuban proverb.

* “Sincerity is the secret of success. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”–George Burns.

* “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving is definitely not for you.”–Comedian Steven Wright.

* “Expanding work-base college alternatives would go a long way toward filling skills shortages, boosting economic opportunity and reducing household debts.”-Bloomberg Opinion.

* “We are experiencing a legal revolution in Florida in which constitutional values that have been taken for granted are being trashed.”–Howard Simon, former executive director of the ACLU of Florida.

* “I don’t know what’s more embarrassing—(DeSantis’) recent scorecard in the courts or his cratering poll numbers.”—Florida Democratic Chair Nikki Fried.

* “When politicians need to speak of their faith to court votes, they do it.”–Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly.

* What a campaign needs to be successful—money, messaging and a new brand, because the Democratic brand in Florida, for better or worse, is a damaged brand.”–Miami-based, Democratic pollster Fernand Amandi.

* “We don’t want to negotiate in the media.”–St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch on the ongoing redevelopment plans for Tropicana Field.

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