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" Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. "
" Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. "
" We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. "
" The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. "
" 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. "
" Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. "
" I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place. "
" In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. "
" A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure. "
" Great and good are seldom the same man. "
" A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. "
" I like a man who grins when he fights. "
" We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. "
" For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. "
" Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. "
" We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. "
" My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. "
" When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst. "
" It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. "
" Eating words has never given me indigestion. "
" It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. "
" Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. "
" No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye. "
" The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. "
" It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. "
" Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. "
" Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. "
" The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. "
" No crime is so great as daring to excel. "
" I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. "
" I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. "