"Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Walter Isaacson on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Walter Isaacson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Walter Isaacson on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Walter Isaacson on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Walter Isaacson on Mahatma Gandhi
"When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human."
"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."
"I have a strong emotional respect for Steve."