"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."David McCullough 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."David McCullough on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."David McCullough 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."David McCullough on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."David McCullough on Thomas Jefferson