John Adams Page

“I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematics and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Music, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry, and Porcelain.”

- John Adams

Source/Notes: Letter to Abigail Adams, 12 May 1780
Mary Schmich Page

“Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.”

- Mary Schmich

Source/Notes: Wear Sunscreen (1997)
John F. Kennedy Page

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.”

- John F. Kennedy

Source/Notes: John F. Kennedy: containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President, 1961-1963 (1962 edition)
John Smith Page

“As Geography without History seemeth a carkasse without motion; so History without Geography wandreth as a Vagrant without a certaine habitation.”

- John Smith

John F. Kennedy Page

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.”

- John F. Kennedy

Source/Notes: Address to the Canadian Parliament, (17 May 1961)


Jennifer Esposito Page

“You want a lesson? I'll give you a lesson. How about a geography lesson? My father's from Puerto Rico. My mother's from El Salvador. And neither one of those is Mexico.”

- Jennifer Esposito

Patri Friedman Page

“We meet fellow humans throughout our travels, Become close — friends, dates, lovers. Always we are distanced again from death, geography, or meeting others, Only dialtone on the phone, cold and empty beneath the covers.”

- Patri Friedman

Source/Notes: Parting is such sweet sorrow
Gillian Anderson Page

“I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.”

- Gillian Anderson

John James Audubon Page

“Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.”

- John James Audubon

Eric Bentley Page

“Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.”

- Eric Bentley


Terry Bradshaw Page

“When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.”

- Terry Bradshaw

Robert Byrne Page

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.”

- Robert Byrne

Source/Notes: The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (2004 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9780743277556
Moshe Dayan Page

“Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.”

- Moshe Dayan

Tom Felton Page

“I like geography. I like to know where places are.”

- Tom Felton

Thomas Friedman Page

“Several technological and political forces have converged, and that has produced a global, Web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration without regard to geography or distance - or soon, even language.”

- Thomas Friedman


Peter Garrett Page

“In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.”

- Peter Garrett

Jennifer Granholm Page

“As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry.”

- Jennifer Granholm