What Washington needs is adult supervision.
~ Barack Obama
The ordeal of the twentieth century – the bloodiest, most turbulent age of the Christian era – is far from over. Sacrifice, patience, understanding, and implacable purpose may be our lot for years to come. … Let’s talk sense to the American people! Let’s tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions.
~Adlai Stevenson, Democratic National Convention, 1952
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
How can we expect to build a boat with seagulls running everything?
~ from the song San Soliel by Miike Snow
By and large talent is in such short supply, mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.
~ Charles Saatchi