True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I am not trying to bring down the NSA, I am working to improve the NSA. I am still working for the NSA right now. They are the only ones who don’t realize it.
To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it – this is a hard lesson.
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives… inside ourselves.
Howard University shocked me into realizing how desperately sick the Negro could be, how he could be led into self-destruction, and how he would not realize that it was the society that had forced him into a great sickness.
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
Conversation creates a new kind of network within organizations. Current networks are used for competitive advantage, but conversation is focused on encouraging people to realize their potential.
Students often have such a lofty idea of what a poem is, and I want them to realize that their own lives are where the poetry comes from. The most important things are to respect the language; to know the classical rules, even if only to break them; and to be prepared to edit, to revise, to shape.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.