"The country that owns green, that dominates that industry, is going to have the most energy security, national security, economic security, competitive companies, healthy population and, most of all, global respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Thomas Friedman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Thomas Friedman on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Thomas Friedman on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Thomas Friedman on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Thomas Friedman on Abraham Lincoln
"Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards."
"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."