UN Dispatch: About the best outcome from a situation like [the reported coup in Guinea] is for the military to appoint a broadly representative transitional governing council that would act as a caretaker government until national elections can be held.
Cornelius Celsus,Roman encyclopedist and physician
"Every inauguration holds special significance, but the swearing-in of Barack Obama as president marks a turning point in American history."
Out U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., on being named an honorary co-chair of the presidential inauguration, as quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal
"People are measured and 'metricked' to a much greater degree. So companies know that when they're cutting an already taut organization, they're leaving big gaps in the work force."
John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Victor Hugo, French writer