To be kind does not commend you to kings. They see it, as they see any flow of feeling, as a liberty. A blind eye will serve you better.
Eastasia plans attacks on Eurasia - Ridge announces terror threat (conveniently knocking Kerry/Edwards off the front page?)
"It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world." ~ Orwell
but on the lighter side...
"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As you have sown so shall you reap." ~ Cicero