"Don't ever, ever shy away from a good struggle. (Life) is an endless process of struggle and success." — First lady Michelle Obama, addressing graduates of the D.C. College Access Program, which provides mostly low-income, minority students and parents with college preparatory counseling and financial aid.
"A budget agreement is where rhetoric meets the road — and we've delivered a fiscally responsible, progressive, and honest budget that will have an enormous impact on New Yorkers across the five boroughs, while protecting our city's fiscal health." — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on a $75 billion budget proposal approved by the City Council.
"The more that protesters keep up overt resistance, the longer it will give an excuse for the military to keep martial law in the country." — Sombat Boonngam-anong, jailed activist who helped organize protests against the May 22 military takeover in Thailand.