"Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Russell Baker on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Russell Baker on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Russell Baker on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Russell Baker on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Russell Baker on Abraham Lincoln
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
"Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were."
"Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev."
"Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear."