It is always healthy to be honest.
There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged
In any game, the game itself is the prize, no matter who wins, ultimately both lose the game.
(Emerson’s) aphorisms tend to be chicken soup for the academic soul or gobledygook of a man who prefers the sounds of words to their meanings.
In this era of public survival through continuous storytelling, people want someone who might surprise them.
Sacrifice of the self is sheer stupidity if sacrifice is not for the self.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
An assembly is extra slow in taking actions.
Leadership meant knowing how to distill complexity into a comprehensible message to reach the hearts as well as the minds of the larger world.
… there is no necessity for the man who means to be an orator to understand what is really just but only what would appear so to the majority of those who will give judgment; and not what is really good or beautiful but whatever will appear so; because persuasion comes from that and not from the truth.