'Hope is not a strategy.'

1. MITT ROMNEY, accusing President Obama of "passive leadership" in the Middle East during a foreign policy address at Virginia Military Institute

'This is an attack to silence courage through a bullet. These are the forces who want to take us to the Dark Ages.'

2. KAMILA HAYAT, senior official from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, after the Taliban shot and wounded a 14-year-old girl who advocated female education and publicized Taliban atrocities

'I feel like I got a lot smarter overnight.'

3. DAVID WINELAND, an American who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with...

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