Sunday, February 01, 2015

doveryai, no proveryai - trust but verify

Here's a nice little learning:

"doveryai, no proveryai" (trust but verify)

This useful Russian maxim was a favourite of the American president Ronald Reagan, who was apparently fond of repeating it in his meetings with Gorbachev. Gorbachev meanwhile, cited Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.'. 

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