The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.
Ratings don't last. Good journalism does.
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.
I'd much rather wear out than rust out.
Always marry a woman from Texas. No matter how tough things get, she's seen tougher.
From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle.
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