"In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Jim Costa on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jim Costa on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Jim Costa on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jim Costa on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jim Costa on Ernest Hemingway
"For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading partner with the United States, and I anticipate that relationship will prosper."
"Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water."