With gridlock the norm, Congress's approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership.
Teachers who are not actively involved in the learning process themselves, force their students to drink from stagnant water
I don't yell at people, I don't mistreat people. I don't talk down to people, so no one else in this building, in this vicinity, has the right to do it.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight.
Leaders grow; they are not made.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
I'd rather strive for the kind of interview where instead of me asking to introduce myself to society, society asks me to introduce myself to society.
It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate but rather a flame which is kept burning in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
...There are also those who inadvertently grant power to another man's words by continuously trying to spite him. If a man gets to the point where he can simply say, 'The sky is blue,' and people indignantly rush up trying to refute him saying, 'No, the sky is light blue,' then, whether they realize
A sign of power in a man is not only when people follow what he suggests, but also when people make a conscious effort to do the exact opposite of what he suggests.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Time is money.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.