"The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Ron Kind on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Ron Kind on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Ron Kind on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Ron Kind on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Ron Kind on Oscar Wilde
"As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation."
"Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system."
"As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans."
"I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires."
"We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not."