"I'm always feeling a sense of urgency, to try to get as much done as possible, because this office is a singular position." --President Barack Obama
"Bearing witness is both an instinct and a responsibility." --U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power
"If I wasn't an optimist, I wouldn't able to do this job." --Secretary of State John Kerry
It's cool to be reminded of a time when my country was being run by grownups.