Quotes by William Safire

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To know your place is a good idea in politics. That is not to say stay in your place or hang on to your place, because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place -- a feel for one's own position in the control room -- is useful in gauging what you should try to do.

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.