"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks and adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
"Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds. A plain genteel dress is more admired and obtains more credit than lace and embroidery in the Eyes of the judicious and sensible."
" Nikita Khrushchev ...A short, relatively fat man who hardly fits our image of what the most powerful dictator in the world should be. How did this bulky fellow with the rotund face that might be that of a clown reach his present pinnacle?""