“We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
-John F. Kennedy, 1961
To the U.N. General Assembly
Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations is a reference book of historical quotes now under the auspices of American University. The quote of the day, from the archives of journalist James B. Simpson, is a regular feature on the Observer which presents quotes he compiled in relation to current events.