It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
A minority group has “arrived” only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.
There aren’t any embarrassing questions—just embarrassing answers.
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