"I really believe that what happens one day affects the next, and I think that came from that experience of learning that if I told the score inning by inning, play by play, it built up to its natural climax."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Earl Nightingale
"Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep."
"That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment."
"The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes."
"As a historian, what I trust is my ability to take a mass of information and tell a story shaped around it."