"If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Dan Rather on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Dan Rather on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Dan Rather on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Dan Rather on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Dan Rather on Thomas Jefferson
"But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place."
"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."
"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."