"My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst."
"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."Joseph Stiglitz on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Joseph Stiglitz on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Joseph Stiglitz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Joseph Stiglitz 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."Joseph Stiglitz on Earl Nightingale
"I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely."
"Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade-offs and affects different groups differently."
"Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom."