"To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds."
U.S. President Barack Obama, from his Inaugural Address
"Bless this nation with anger -- anger at discrimination at home and abroad, against refugees and immigrants, women, people of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."
Episcopalian Bishop Rev. Gene Robinson, in a prayer delivered at Sunday's inaugural event
"Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope."
John Johnson, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"You have to go into a business and ignore all the taboos and mores. ... Of the 50 businesses I've been in, I never did it the way people were doing it."
Sheldon Adelson, founder, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
"If brands can conjure up the right mix of ingredients, there are millions upon millions of passionate consumers who will take social actions."
Vitrue CEO Reggie Bradford, quoted in MediaPost Publications' Online Media Daily