Quotations of the Day

"I want to thank my God. I used to cringe when somebody would say, 'I want to thank my God' because at that point I would think this is getting uncomfortable. But once you really receive God's grace and seen it reflected in others, you stop and acknowledge that grace and the difference he has made in my life and in so many lives across this state and across this nation." — Mark Sanford, whose political career was derailed by an extramarital affair, after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat he held for three terms.

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"We've stayed well away from Copacabana and the beach areas at night because of 'Lonely Planet.' I'm a pretty paranoid person in general and I've heard enough stories about here to be really paranoid." — Australian Jason Sestic, who's taking extra precautions in Rio de Janeiro after two tourists were kidnapped there.

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"My advice to everyone is to chill out. There's no need for all this breathless anticipation at this point." — Mo Elleithee, a top spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign, on whether she intends to run for president in 2016.

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