The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
It is astonishing what force purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57 000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.
It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.
Any fool can tell the truth but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Now the first step has to be taken the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
Reporters used to be blue-collar at the Globe now it's practically required that you have a trust fund.
Disarmament requires trust.
What you say about this world I do not quite agree with I think it a very good world and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations and not to trust too much to others.
For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
It is essential to employ trust and reward those whose perspective ability and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare for it requires uncommon humility tolerance and wisdom.
Time travel may be achieved one day or it may not. But if it is it should not require any fundamental change in world-view at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time and a lot of travel.
Travel which was once either a necessity or an adventure has become very largely a commodity and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that it is a social requirement too.
Don't be a time manager be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees it requires the hand of time.
Manners require time and nothing is more vulgar than haste.