"In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Robert Hall 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."Robert Hall 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."Robert Hall 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."Robert Hall on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Robert Hall on Dalai Lama
"A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity."
"Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy."
"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history."
"In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits."
"We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days."