A good map is both a useful tool and a magic carpet to far away places.
Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
The word ‘translation’ comes, etymologically, from the Latin for ‘bearing across’. Having been borne across the world, we are translated men. It is normally supposed that something always gets lost in translation; I cling, obstinately to the notion that something can also be gained.
If you’re gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.
We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity … I think that’s what being really human means.
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it….
Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur.
One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?