The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

— Theodore Hesburgh

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The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.


You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.


I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another?


There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.


My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are cheap;

you make them because they're right.


It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.


Voting is a civic sacrament.


Anyone who refuses to speak out off campus does not deserve to be listened to on campus.


All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.


The greatest fallout of the space program, .

.. was not the close-up view of the moon, but a look at spaceship Earth from afar. For the first time in the history of humanity, we were able to see our planet for what it really is.


Bill Walton, UH Volleyball coach, after his player kept looking at him on the bench every time the ball hit the floor...Next time you look at me I'll put you on the bench where you can see me better. My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they are popular. You make them because they are right.


I'll have another beer. I'm not driving.


About Theodore Hesburgh

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

Faith is not an easy virtue; but, in the broad world of a person's total voyage through time to eternity, faith is not only a gracious companion, but an essential guide.


It didn't matter that there were actually two lakes there, .

.. It didn't matter that he had only $300 in his pocket. He had the gall, or the zeal, to call it not a school, or a college, but a university.


There is no conflict between science and theology, except where there is bad science or bad theology.


A decade after an average athlete graduates, everyone will have forgotten when and where he played. But every time he speaks, everyone will know whether he was educated.

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