"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
"People will buy products for quality, and they will buy products for bargains."
"I hope that people will be inspired by Madam Walker's story. I hope that they will see her as a complex human being, and that they will want to dig more deeply, that they will want to know the details of her life."
"Bald isn't like being ethnic or disabled. Everyone can and will make jokes about it and expect you to laugh good-naturedly, which you will."
"The super-rich watch each other like envious owls, to see who's got a slightly better loafer, a pullover made from some even more absurdly endangered fur. They will go to any lengths to find the best tailors."
"Every man imagines that he will turn his suit like a double agent, that it can be twisted to his will with irony or comedy, that the man can undermine its origins."