"Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Russell Baker on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Russell Baker on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Russell Baker on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Russell Baker on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Russell Baker on Joseph Campbell
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
"Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were."
"Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev."
"Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear."