Words to Live By


Before Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith took the oath of office at a ceremony on Friday, his senior staff took the stage for a swearing-in of their own. At one point, Smith made them yell out the office motto that has guided them, and him, into the upper echelon of the Senate leadership: “Get No Sleep.”

In an earlier speech that night, Smith’s wife reminded the audience of her husband’s other motto. It was, she said, “Relationships Yield Results.”

— Azi Paybarah Words to Live By