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.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
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.
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
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.
I'd much rather wear out than rust out.
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'.