"Here's a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen until age 18, at which time each such resident has to take a test."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Eric Liu on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Eric Liu on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Eric Liu on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Eric Liu on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Eric Liu on Robert Frost
"In the end no segregationist scheme has withstood the force of a simple idea: equality under law."
"Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week, at a national citizenship conference I organize, thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and became citizens of the United States. It was a stirring experience for the hundreds of people in the room."
"True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don't expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty."
"'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for."
"You cannot mistake Bush's clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren't just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves."