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Measure what is important, don't make important what you can measure


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We do not have the God-given right to shape every nation in our image or as we choose.

We do not have the God-given right to shape every nation in our image or as we choose.



If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals.

If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals.



Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you.

Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you.



The war in Vietnam is going well and will succeed.

The war in Vietnam is going well and will succeed.



To this day we seem to act in the world as though we know what's right for everybody.

To this day we seem to act in the world as though we know what's right for everybody.



There are many ways to make the death rate increase.

There are many ways to make the death rate increase.



At my age, 85, I'm at age where I can look back and derive some conclusions about my actions. My rule has been try to learn, try to understand what happened. Develop the lessons and pass them on.

At my age, 85, I'm at age where I can look back and derive some conclusions about my actions. My rule has been try to learn, try to understand what happened. Develop the lessons and pass them on.



Brains are like hearts - they go where they are appreciated.

Brains are like hearts - they go where they are appreciated.



It was a perfectly beautiful night, as fall nights are in Washington. I walked out of the president's Oval Office, and as I walked out, I thought I might never live to see another Saturday night.

It was a perfectly beautiful night, as fall nights are in Washington. I walked out of the president's Oval Office, and as I walked out, I thought I might never live to see another Saturday night.



Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the world faces. If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots, insurrection and war.

Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the world faces. If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots, insurrection and war.





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Life is a beautiful thing. Plant it in the ground, and it blooms into opportunity, capice?



Thoughtful, energetic, smart, determined. I tried to own and further those qualities and often mustered them up when they were dormant and something wasn't going my way.

Thoughtful, energetic, smart, determined. I tried to own and further those qualities and often mustered them up when they were dormant and something wasn't going my way.



East Hampton happens to have been the first place in the world where I was a star, a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door.

East Hampton happens to have been the first place in the world where I was a star, a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing-room door.



As children we listened to the sound of the sea still echoing in the shell we picked up by the shore. That ancestral roar links us to the great sea which surges within us as well.

As children we listened to the sound of the sea still echoing in the shell we picked up by the shore. That ancestral roar links us to the great sea which surges within us as well.



I'm really grateful that my baby daddy is incredibly involved. But there's certain things I wish he could just telepathically know.

I'm really grateful that my baby daddy is incredibly involved. But there's certain things I wish he could just telepathically know.



I have no sponsors because I am not blond, tall and slim enough

I have no sponsors because I am not blond, tall and slim enough



My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.

My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.



Ben's emphasis was on protecting his expectation of profit with minimum risk.

Ben's emphasis was on protecting his expectation of profit with minimum risk.



We're not savages. We're English.

We're not savages. We're English.




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