HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

June 9, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

Power


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

- - Indira Gandhi - -


There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what
can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

- - Kurt Vonnegut - -


The power to command frequently causes failure to think.

- - Barbara Tuchman - -


We're seeing unfold a contemporary example of the age-old ambition of power and ideology to
squelch and punish journalists who tell the stories that make princes and priests uncomfortable.

- - Bill Moyers - -


The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of the people in
his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.

- - Walter Wriston - -


When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.

- - African Proverb - -


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