In order to be able thus to misjudge, and thus to grant left-handed veneration to our classics, people must have ceased to know them. this, generally speaking, is precisely what has happened. for, otherwise, one ought to know that there is only one way of honoring them, and that is to continue seeking with the same spirit and with the same courage, and not to weary of the search.
For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond. You will never, never be able to sit back with full contentment and say, "now, i've arrived!" your entire education has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now.
The other thing that really i regretted not being able to do was to push effectively for the reform of the security council. Because the world was changing, and is changing very fast, and i felt the un was holding on to old arrangements. Most governments felt that it has such a narrow power base, based on the results of the second world war.
It’s not enough to be able to lie with a straight face; anybody with enough gall to raise on a busted flush can do that. the first way to lie artistically is to tell the truth — but not all of it. the second way involves telling the truth, too, but is harder: tell the exact truth and maybe all of it…but tell it so unconvincingly that your listener is sure you are lying.