“There are known knowns – there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns – that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfield in 2002 when talking about Saddam Hussein, as reported to WW by Joel Jankowsky

“We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny.” — Barbara Jordan

“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” — Fernando Pessoa

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom, and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” — Eleanor Roosevelt’s Book of Common-Sense Etiquette

“You are the ultimate knuckleheads.” — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

“We have two ears and one mouth…Therefore we should spend twice as much time listening as talking. “ — Bob Dole, Former Senate Majority Leader and Former Republican Presidential Nominee