I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Without victory there is no survival!
Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except for all the others.