Quotes and aphorisms
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Every morn brought forth a noble chance, and every chance brought forth a noble knight.
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war.
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.