"Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Ruth Ann Minner on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Ruth Ann Minner on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Ruth Ann Minner on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Ruth Ann Minner on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Ruth Ann Minner on Helen Keller
"Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree."