"You have to surround yourself with people who love you and want the best for you."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Mena Suvari on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Mena Suvari on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Mena Suvari on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Mena Suvari on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Mena Suvari on Dalai Lama
"A year or so ago I went through all the people in my life and asked myself: does this person inspire me, genuinely love me and support me unconditionally? I wanted nothing but positive influences in my life."