"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
— Henry Kissinger
"In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known."
— Thomas Pickering
"Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labours is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways."
— Samuel McChord Crothers
"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork."
— Edward Abbey
"It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
— G. H. Hardy