Quotes and aphorisms (page 3)
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.