The question of secrets is one I’ve thought about a lot over
the years. We all have them and I think we’re entitled to them. They make our
lives more interesting, and when we decide to share them, our relationships
become more meaningful. The place where secrets are kept can also provide a
haven, a retreat from the rest of the world, where one’s identity can be shaped
and reaffirmed, where being alone can bring security and peace. Still, secrets
can be an awful burden to bear, especially if some sense of shame is attached
to them, even if the source of shame is not the secret holder. Or the allure of
our secrets can be too strong, strong enough to make us feel we can’t live
without them, that we wouldn’t even be who we are without them.
are no facts, only interpretations. 人的体会永远都是他自身经验的产物:
in all its stark ugliness, people’s
evaluations of it were inevitably a reflection of their own personal
experiences, marked not only by their convictions, but also by their own fears,
disappointments, and heartbreak.
A man surprised is half beaten.
克林顿是个虔诚的浸信会教徒：To look for the best of people even they saw the worst in me; to be grateful for every day and greet it with a smile.
“Give respect before you expect it, treat people the way you
want to be treated, remember the mission, set the example, keep going.”
let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we
shall reap if we do not lose heart.
is a contact sport.
it had warm water.
Politics is show business for ugly people.
Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
The two things people should never watch being made are
sausages and laws. It’s ugly, and uncertain.
A book you couldn’t judge by its cover.
thing I liked about him was that he would tell me things I didn’t want
Felt comfortable bringing me bad news and disagreeing with
me at meetings.
know then being a father was the most important job I’d ever have.
of the most important decisions a President has to make is when to take the
advice of the people who work for him and when to reject it.
Politics is about compromise, and people expect Presidents
to win, not posture for them.
People hire leaders to win for them, and it’s the results
is for change in general, but against it when they themselves have to change.
Government is, by definition, imperfect and experimental,
always a work in progress.
always preferred failure in a worthy effort to inaction for fear of failure. 他从政之路的确不容易，虽然年纪轻就当选州长，不过这个州长是凭实力选出来的，他的竞选可谓努力；
always humbles you if you give in to anger or take too much satisfaction in
having defeated someone, or think that no matter how bad your own sins are,
those of your adversaries are worse.