To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
More Quotes from Will Durant:It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
Nothing is new except arrangement.
The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
India was the mother of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages. She was the mother of our philosophy, mother through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics, mother through Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity, mother through village communities of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
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