"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Charles Kuralt on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Charles Kuralt on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Charles Kuralt on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Charles Kuralt on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Charles Kuralt on Mahatma Gandhi
"I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time."
"It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth."
"I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy."
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
"My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father."