In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
Man’s mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.
Prevention is better than cure.
Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
Everyone has the right to be stupid on occasion, but Comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege.
You can’t have public health without working with the public sector. You can’t have public education without working with the public sector in education.
Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.
I’ve been impressed, over the last 15 years, with how often the somewhat conspiratorial comments of Haitian villagers have been proven to be correct when the historical record is probed carefully.
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.