We used to look at environmentalism as a hobby for the high-minded. But conserving energy and living a “green” lifestyle is actually the most patriotic thing you can do today. It fights global warming, protects nature, shrinks our dependence on foreign oil, and makes America a model others want to follow. Green is the color of patriotism. Green is the new red, white and blue.
— Thomas Friedman
Author of The World is Flat and New York Times columnist
The world is smaller than you think, and the people on it are more beautiful than you think.
— Bertram van Munster
Emmy® Award–winning executive producer/director
If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven’t lost. Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.
— Apolo Anton Ohno
Five-time Olympic medalist
All unhappiness and stagnation results from a feeling that you are at the mercy of the world and the people in it. But what a joy it is, what a major shift to strength and power, when you no longer wait around for others to favor and love you, for others to flatter and reward you. Reward and flatter yourself, favor and love yourself.
— Kira Salak
Writer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Life’s too short to read a book you don’t love. At age 50 or younger, give a book 50 pages to see if you like it. Over 50, subtract your age from 100 and that’s the number of pages to read before you bail on a book you’re not enjoying. And when you turn 100, you get to judge a book by its cover!
— Nancy Pearl
Librarian and author of Book Lust
From the amazing site The Way I See It.