All art is an imitation of nature.
Any community’s arm of force – military, police, security – needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.
I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Faults are soon copied.
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.