Your successes are unheralded--your failures are trumpeted.
"It is not always easy. I sometimes have that feeling myself. But I am sure your realize how important is your work, how essential--it isand how, in the long sweep of history, how significant your efforts will be judged.
"So I do want to express my appreciation to you now, and I'm confident that in the future you will continue to merit the appreciation of our country, as you have in the past."
(President John F. Kennedy, CIA Headquarters, 28 November 1961)