I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.