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Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. - Sir Winston Churchill

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams

Far off I hear the crowing of the cocks, And through the opening door that time unlocks Feel the fresh breathing of To-morrow creep. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. - Robert Frost

Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear Has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the opening year, I listen, and it cheers me long. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air. - William Shakespeare

To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress. Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. - Wendell Phillips

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to Heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge