“I am a border ruffian from the state of Missouri. I am a Connecticut Yankee by adoption. In me, you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man.”
– Mark Twain

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

“I already know I’m a good player. And no, I won’t play you to prove it.”
– Devereaux Peters of the WNBA in an op-ed about the men who constantly challenge her to games of one-on-one.

“It was a way of life. If you had a bike, it was a way to kind of let go and be free.” – NBA star LeBron James on his passion for cycling

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
– Vincent van Gogh

“Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice.”
– Beyoncé

“Judge, I was born at night but not last night.”
– Senator Patrick Leahy, to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same…”
– Rudyard Kipling

“He didn’t believe that America’s fate rested on heroes… Heroes didn’t run this country, ordinary people given half a chance are capable to doing extraordinary things.”

“John was a hero. His character, courage, honor, and integrity. His optimism. That’s what made John special. It made John a giant among all of us.”

“His belief – and it was deep – that Americans can do anything, withstand anything, achieve anything, was both unflagging and utterly reassuring.”
– Vice President Joe Biden in a tribute to Senator John McCain

“We were reminded by his funeral that we have been, and could again be, a nation based on values like honor, truth-telling, service, humility, respect and kindness.”
– Walter Isaacson, about John McCain