You know, my father was a great encouragement for me, because he spoke out for women’s rights, he spoke out for girls’ education. And at that time I said that ‘Why should I wait for someone else? Why should I be looking to the government? To the army, that they would help us? Why don’t I raise I my voice? Why don’t we speak out for our rights?’”
Oct 08, 2013
You see, there is this misconception that scientific progress is some sort of direct march to the truth. Nothing really can be further from the truth. Scientific progress goes in a zigzag path. Lots of blind alleys, lots of false starts.
Sep 04, 2013
When it comes to the budget, we know that we shouldn't be cutting more on core investments, like education, that are going to help us grow in the future. And we've already seen the deficit cut in half. It's going down faster than any time in the last 60 years. So why would we make more cuts in education, more cuts in basic research? Nobody thinks that's a good idea.
Aug 23, 2013
To all the young people out there who think money and fame is important: that’s only a small piece of the pie. You need an education to be totally secure in life. I feel very secure I can go get a real job now.
Feb 06, 2009
I promised my parents I'd do it, I promised myself I'd do it. It took eight years. It should have taken six or seven. I had some other engagements.
Feb 06, 2009
Donald Trump had a university. Well, the state attorney general decided that the Donald Trump University was an unlicensed sham. And I thought, you know you're at a bad university when your commencement speaker is Whitey Bulger.
Aug 27, 2013
The faith that education would destroy intolerance is false. It may be partly true, but people find that intolerance is fun.
Feb 09, 1979
You can be someone running…who is just a soaring leader of people. But if you don’t have the finances down, you’re going to have a problem.
Sep 26, 2011
One way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the ‘high school movement’ made us the first nation to embrace widespread secondary education
Mar 08, 2012
It's time to put country ahead of party. It's time to put the next generation ahead of the next election.
Oct 26, 2011