If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
The trick is to be there when it's settled.
Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.