I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing.
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
I think reconciliation is Obama’s goal – but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part.
Time alone is irreplaceable. Waste it not.
It’s important to make clear to all the schools at Harvard the central role of the library.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Most critical histories of U.S. involvement in Iran rightly began with the joint British-U.S. coup against democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, which installed Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne. But it was Kissinger who, in 1972, greatly deepened the relationship between Washington and Tehran.
Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can’t get medical care or clean water.
Every revolution has its counterrevolution – that is a sign the revolution is for real.
We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.