"One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Chris Van Hollen on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Chris Van Hollen on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Chris Van Hollen on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Chris Van Hollen on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Chris Van Hollen on Oscar Wilde
"It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards."
"As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy."
"Every day, families in the United States face the stark choice between a roof over their heads and food on the table. Buying health insurance, owning a home, and saving up for college are just too far out of their reach."
"Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories."