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Maybe these great leaders and men knew we these messages would be etched in eternity and they could educate and comfort many generations and maybe they didn't. These 5 famous American quotes are as relevant today as they were when they were first shared for better or worse.

These are simple messages of bravery, love, peace, sacrifice and the willingness to take an unconventional approach to the oldest problems. Whether we are talking about social injustice or a pandemic, 2020 has been an overwhelmingly tragic year.

America has been knocked down before, we've been beaten and somehow we've faced and overcome all challenges. American endurance and strength of character can get us through anything. So make friends with your enemy, be brave for five more minutes, get up off the floor, know we are in this together and remember hate is no match for love. I know we are all going to see brighter days, we have a lot of work to do to get there but we will do the work, that's who we are as Americans.

If you have a favorite quote you would like to share, I'd love to see it. I want to add to this list, grow it and share it as often as possible. Words as significant as these can mean the difference for someone finding the will power to do good rather than evil. It can mean the difference for a person ready to give up. Please send them to me through the website, submit through the I-95 Rock App or put them on the I-95 Facebook page.

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