"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Claiborne Pell on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Claiborne Pell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Claiborne Pell on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Claiborne Pell on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Claiborne Pell on Ernest Hemingway