The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere… There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals….
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.