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If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. - Nelson Mandela

No greater nor more affectionate honour can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him. - Herbert Clark Hoover

I have only three enemies. My favourite enemy, the one most easily influenced for the better, is the British Empire. My second enemy, the Indian people, is far more difficult. But my most formidable opponent is a man named Mohandas K. Gandhi. With him I seem to have very little influence. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. - Lao Tzu [Lao Tse, Laozi]

Whoever named it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. - Groucho Marx

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

I feel greatly honoured to have a ballpark named after me, especially since I've been thrown out of so many. - Casey Dillon Stengel

The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; The Named is the mother of all things. Therefore let there always be non-being so we may see their subtlety, And let there always be being so we may see their outcome. The two are the same, But after they are produced, they have different names. They both may be called deep and profound. Deeper and more profound, The door of all subtleties! - Lao Tzu [Lao Tse, Laozi]

A timid young woman named Jane found parties a terrible strain; With movements uncertain She'd hide in a curtain And make sounds like a rabbit in pain. (The Listing Attic) - Edward Gorey