It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!
Does an ‘explanation’ make it any less impressive.
If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work.
Three Laws of Politics:
1) Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2) Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
3) The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.
Burn old logs
Drink old wine
Read old books
Keep old friends,