The element of the unexpected and the unforeseeable is what gives some of its relish to life and saves us from falling into the mechanical thralldom of the logicians.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it’s the quality which guarantees all others.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.
This is the lesson: Never give in. never, never, never, never. in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor or good taste.