"Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Thomas Friedman on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Thomas Friedman on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Thomas Friedman on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Thomas Friedman on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Thomas Friedman on Abraham Lincoln
"Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming."
"I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear."
"We need better neighbors, neighbors that care about the schools in their neighborhood whether they have kids in them or not, because they know that the health and vitality of that neighborhood depends on it."
"It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world."
"Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history, positive change, was done by optimists."