Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
This quote humorously suggests that even individuals with negative traits can serve a valuable role in society. It specifically highlights the usefulness of a miser by describing them as a wonderful ancestor. The implication is that the miser's frugal habits and ability to accumulate wealth can be beneficial to future generations. It reminds us that every person, regardless of their flaws, can contribute in their own unique way to the overall functioning of society.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!