"You can always tell folks from nonfolks. Folks like to feel good, like to smile for the camera when there's a big photo opportunity for a really good cause."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Russell Baker on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Russell Baker on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Russell Baker on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Russell Baker on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Russell Baker on Phyllis Diller
"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."