"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."David Brooks on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."David Brooks on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."David Brooks on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."David Brooks on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."David Brooks on Marilyn Monroe
"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."