You do not need to have a 2,400-page bill come out of Washington, D.C.
Had anyone told me that I was going to have a career in business, I would have said, 'No way.'
When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.
I didn't get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race ... maybe it's because I hadn't given money to the foundation or donated to his wife's senate race.
Eugene H. Peterson
William Bell Riley