Business Owner, President of the United States Chamber of Commerce, President of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and a U.S. government Special Projects Administrator and Envoy for both Democratic and Republican administrations
"The things a man believes most profoundly are rarely on the surface of his mind or tongue. Newly acquired notions - decisions based on expediency, the fashionable ideas of the moment - are right on top of the pile, ready to be displayed in bright after-dinner conversation. But the ideas that make up a man's philosophy of life are somewhere way down below."
"Character is the beginning and the end of all things. Without it, we have only the ashes of a people's failure; with it, we have the rainbow of civilization's desires."
"If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer."
"Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve the problems of 50 years ago, with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by."