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It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway', but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone
The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers.
Evan G. Galbraith
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.
No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard.
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.
I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.
Quintus Tullius Cicero
When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later.
If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.
There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
Norman Ralph Augustine
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
Pope John Paul II
It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives.
In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
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