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Speak softly...
...and maybe you'll hear something worth listening to

I remember Richard Nixon's last words as President better than I remember his first. But the death of radio storyteller Jean Shepherd last week called to mind an admirable sentiment Nixon expressed on the cold day in January 1969 when he first took the oath of office. "We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another," Nixon said, not until "we speak quietly enough that our voices can be heard."

Copyright: 1999 New York Daily News