Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - 2/1/2007

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ~ James Thurber
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. ~ Mae West

Lula came from a dirt poor region of Brazil.
This is the end of his inaugural speech.

God has been generous to me; more than I deserve.
I asked for strength. God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom. God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity. God gave me brains and muscles to work.
I asked for courage. God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love. God gave me people in difficulty to help.
I asked for blessings. God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing that I asked for, but I received all that I needed.

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