Les Aspin Quotes (6 quotes)
As quoted in: "Speaker's Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms" (Harper, 1955) by Herbert Victor Prochnow, p. 27. Also in: The Stars (1962) by Richard Schickel
“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.”
Understanding Media: Extensions Man (1966), p. 199
“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
―Orison Swett Marden
"Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties", (1894), pages 8 and 10
“From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.”
―John Henry Newman
"History of my religious opinions by John Henry Newman, D. D." (1865), p. 49, "From 1883 to 1839"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLes Aspin
Born: July 21, 1938
Died: May 21, 1995 (aged 56)
Bio: Leslie Les Aspin, Jr. was a United States Representative from 1971 to 1993, and the United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from January 21, 1993 to February 3, 1994.