"America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."David Brooks on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."David Brooks on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."David Brooks on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."David Brooks on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."David Brooks on James Dean
"Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone."