"I have a strong emotional respect for Steve."
"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."Walter Isaacson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Walter Isaacson on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Walter Isaacson 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."Walter Isaacson on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Walter Isaacson on Abraham Lincoln
"When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human."
"Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change."
"You can't have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don't have an innovative economy unless you have a great education."
"I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant."
"I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding."