“As long as gay people don’t have their rights all across America, there’s no reason for celebration.”
–Marsha P. Johnson, a central figure in the gay liberation movement who was part of the Stonewall uprising

“It’s never too late to do something you love.”
–Suzelle Poole, a 78-year-old ballet instructor and dancer

“We know there is no tool for development more powerful than the education of girls and the empowerment of women. “
–Kofi Annan, 2003

“Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Teach a person how to fish, they can feed their family for a lifetime.”
[origin of quote is contested]

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
–Robert Brault

“This is an excitement to us, a feeling of being in on it, and whichever part of the Washington milieu we come from, we want to play a part. That’s why we are here.”
–Lloyd Cutler, an extraordinary lawyer on his work in Washington

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

“War has to be spoken about bluntly, especially when leaders are talking with members of families who have sacrificed everything for their country…At every important moment of the wars during my time as Sec Def, I gave a speech explaining to the troops what they were doing and why it was important…I wanted them to have a clear notion of what their mission was in my words…”
–Ash Carter