"We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Thomas Friedman on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Thomas Friedman on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Thomas Friedman on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Thomas Friedman on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Thomas Friedman on Plato
"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."