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I hate definitions.

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.

There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Justice is truth in action.

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar.

In politics nothing is contemptible.

There is no gambling like politics.

The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity.

He has not a single redeeming defect.
(on W.E. Gladstone)

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

I never deny.
I never contradict.
I sometimes forget.

As for our majority... one is enough.

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

His shortcoming is his long staying.

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Talk to a man about himself, and he will listen for hours.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Little things affect little minds.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

The secret of success is consistency of purpose.

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

Success is the child of audacity.

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.

Fear makes us feel out humanity.

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he who fears not, gives advantage to the danger.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quoatations.

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