In our world, we have this huge focus on vicarious living – politicians, movie stars, athletes, coaches, all these people. What our research has shown very clearly is that people who are really happier and have more meaningful lives are people that focus on living their own lives.

No one knows exactly when or where the redwood the history of life on earth, though it is an ancient kind of tree and has come down to our world as an inheritance out of deep time.

Richard Preston

Evil communication corrupts manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.

Benjamin Banneker

No matter how bad you mess up, God loves you, and there's nothing you can do about it.


For every challenge we face – unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness – a great education is a major component of the solution.


I have learned that you need to have patience, perseverance, and faith in people to reach your goals.