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March 2007
Quota of Quotes

"My mother always said, ‘If you're an honest person, you will always have money in your pocket." – Seattle area taxi driver Vinod Mago, 55, who returned a wallet containing $5,950 to its owner and received a reward of $100. (AP)

"It's an enormous responsibility and all of these things when they happen are overwhelming and the first thought that goes through in your head is ‘My God, I hope I can live up to this position and do a great job for PepsiCo.'" – Indra Nooyi, CEO of the soft drink and snack food company, assuming the title of chairwoman. (CNN-IBN)

"We need Mahatma Gandhi's ideals of nonviolence more now in the turbulent times. His principles of nonviolence are universal and can be used even today." – Dr. Arvind Shah, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education, who led an effort to build

life-size bronze statue of the Mahatma at the Exploris Museum in Raleigh, N.C. (Raleigh News & Observer)

"I guess the thought that a 14-year-old can't really do much to help, didn't really occur to me." – Madhavi Gavini, 17, an award-winning student at the Mississippi Institute of Mathematics and Science who was 14 when she began searching for a way to help a friend with cystic fibrosis and has since discovered a way to destroy the bacteria that cause secondary infections in patients with compromised immune systems. (VOA)

"People make mistakes and we're all human beings, we're all fallible." – Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, winner of the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother, referring to fellow contestant Jade Goody, accused of making racist comments against Shetty. (BBC)

"As we see it, the documents are not confidential." – B.S. Prakash, consul general at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, which sent thousands of visa applicationsand other documents to a recycling center, where they sat in an open yard for more than a month.(San Francisco Chronicle)

"We assume anyone who brings stuff over here will be smart enough to destroy any sensitive materials. I wouldn't bring any of my own materials here." – Andy Pugni, general manager of the recycling center. (San Francisco Chronicle)


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