"Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. on Michael Jordan