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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

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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.

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We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

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To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

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There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

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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.

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The price of greatness is responsibility.

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Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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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.

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Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

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No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.

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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.

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Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

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It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

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I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

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I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

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