"The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade."
"I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America."
"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
"There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
"The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse."
"People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?"
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me."
"Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power - power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss."
"You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor."