"I won't give up. I'll continue search for peace until the last moment of my mandate." -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in the wake of a stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels.
"Afghanistan is no longer just receiving a blank check, this time we have to make sure the support we are receiving goes to the right places, in the right hands, and there is mutual accountability on both sides, Afghanistan and the donors." -- Javid Faisal, a spokesman for Afghan President Abdullah Abdullah, among the leaders heading to Brussels this week, seeking billions of dollars in aid as the country confronts an increasingly powerful Taliban insurgency and pervasive corruption.
"He changed the Red Sox. He was a key part of the amazing three wins here. It changed the course of the franchise." -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, on Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who will retire at the end of this season after 13 years with Boston.