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Today's human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow's conflicts.
The Snow-drop, Winter's timid child,
Awakes to life, bedew'd with tears.
There are 70 million people living on this globe who claim Irish descent. I will be proud to represent them.
As a native of Ballina, one of the most western towns in the most western province of the most western nation in Europe, I want to say—'the West's awake.'
Pavement slippery, people sneezing,
Lords in ermine, beggars freezing;
Titled gluttons dainties carving,
Genius in a garret starving.
May it be a presidency where I the President can sing to you, citizens of Ireland, the joyous refrain of the 14th century Irish poet as recalled by W. B. Yeats: 'I am of Ireland…come dance with me in Ireland.'
Symbols give us our identity, our self image, our way of explaining ourselves to ourselves and to others. Symbols in turn determine the kinds of stories we tell, and the stories we tell determine the kind of history we make and remake.
The fifth province is not anywhere here or there, north or south, east or west. It is a place within each of us. It is that place that is open to the other, that swinging door which allows us to venture out and others to venture in.
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You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.
Robert H. Schuller
May 21, 1944
Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002.
A Voice for Human Rights
Memoirs of Mary Robinson, Perdita
Beaux and Belles of England
You Are a Success! (1991)
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