The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
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- The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride.
- We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.
- I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
- We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.
- When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.