U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has represented the state of Rhode Island in the United States Senate since 2006. He previously served his state and country as a consumer advocate, reformer, prosecutor, and environmentalist, in both appointed and elected offices of government. Sheldon's fight for safer neighborhoods, stronger communities, and a more just and healthy world motivated him to collect these words of guidance. His wife Sandra is a marine scientist and environmental advocate, and they have two children, Molly and Alexander.
On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live a Full, Honorable, and Truly American Lifeby Sheldon Whitehouse
"Throughout his years in public service, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has collected fresh and timeless insights, advice, and inspiration from a unique array of wise men and women.
This collection of quotations speaks to the forms and principles of our American democracy and laws, and to the courage, optimism and sacrifice that ennoble our great American experiment.
"Throughout his years in public service, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has collected fresh and timeless insights, advice, and inspiration from a unique array of wise men and women. While partisanship and political infighting plague Washington, Sheldon's life handbook will remind every reader--regardless of political persuasion--of America's core values, and of our own better natures. On Virtues couldn't have come at a better time for our country." --President William Jefferson Clinton
"My friend and colleague, Sheldon Whitehouse, has written a very valuable book of quotations. In On Virtues, he has collected the wisdom of some of the sharpest observers of history and the human condition. They should inspire readers to live satisfying, honorable, and genuinely patriotic lives just as they have inspired him. I highly recommend it." --U.S. Senator John McCain
"Sheldon Whitehouse's two-decade effort at assembling great quotations has yielded a treasure. I have never encountered such an abundance of useful wisdom in such a compact volume." --Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
"This isn't just a collection of inspiring quoting--though it is. This isn't just a guide to living an honorable life--though it is. It's a book you will keep by your bedside and enjoy for years and years to come." --U.S. Senator Al Franken
"This book is a wonderful reminder--one we need in these times--that our lives are about more than just our personal comfort, and that we each inherit a tradition of idealism and action for the greater good. This great collection of thoughts should be kept at hand by all who occupy the office of 'citizen.'" --Trevor Potter, lawyer for Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC and former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission
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Sheldon Whitehouse has gathered a collection of excellent suggestions, general wisdom & words to live by. While the national ethos seems more and more narcissistic this book offers suggestions on how to be a decent, caring compassionate human being. I recommend it highly to everyone regardless of position or education.