"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Robert Hall on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Robert Hall on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Robert Hall on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Robert Hall on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Robert Hall on Thomas Jefferson
"In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best."
"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."
"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."