"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Diplomat's Dictionary Daily Quotable
Diplomat's Dictionary Daily Quotable:
Hatred, cure: "The only cure for hatred is a brave act of love."
This one is probably my favorite quote thus far!
Humility, virtue of: "Never seem wiser or more learned than the people you are with."
-Lord Chesterfield, 1748
Humility is the lost virtue of the 20/21st century.
Humor, sense of: "It's better to have a sense of humor than no sense at all."