"The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large, complex government departments."
"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."Elliot Richardson on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Elliot Richardson on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Elliot Richardson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Elliot Richardson 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."Elliot Richardson on Earl Nightingale
"This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation, scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades."
"I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That's an attitude I've carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes."
"There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible."
"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"