"One of the things that's beautiful about New Orleans is how culturally rich we are and how well we have worked together. People call us a gumbo. It's really important that we get focused on the very simple notion that diversity is a strength, it's not a weakness."
"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."Mitch Landrieu on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Mitch Landrieu 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."Mitch Landrieu on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Mitch Landrieu on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Mitch Landrieu on Ernest Hemingway