"And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?"/
"And what did you want?"/
"To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth."
- the last poem written by Raymond Carver, on a scrap of paper in his hospital bed
"The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves—in their separate, and individual capacities."
- Abraham Lincoln