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Dedication Toasts

To the power of the human spirit. In the words of William Faulkner, "I believe that man will not merely endure, he will prevail because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

To quote Victor Hugo, "If we must suffer, let us suffer nobly."

To quote the mass murderer Gary Gilmore's last words before his execution, "Let's do it."

May we be judged by our actions. As Shakespeare said in Henry VIII, "Action is eloquence."

I don't want to waste my chance to give a toast, so I'll use the words that the famous suffragette Lucy Stone chose for her last words: "Make the world better."

May we be like mighty oaks, which, after all, are only acorns that held their ground.

Let us go forth with the resolve of the gladiators who turned to the stands as they entered the arena and said, "Hail, Caesar! We who are about to die salute you."


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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