Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
The day of individual happiness has passed
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
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.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.