The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know.
Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency.
― Richard Armitage on Aljazeera’s Fault Lines. Originally attributed to Matthew Fontaine Maury.
In the end, the strongest man’s word is the law.
― Syria’s rebels: Who will come out on top?, The Economist
They wait and they talk and they remember, until they are escorted back inside, or return of their volition, having forgotten where it is they won’t be going that day.
― Timo Klos’s Bus Stops to Nowhere, The New Yorker