Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity
The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember.
In war there is no prize for runner-up.
A sword never kills anybody it is a tool in the killer's hand.
You learn to know a pilot in a storm.
Where fear is, happiness is not.
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns.
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
Shall I tell you what the real evil is To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
One must steer, not talk.
Life's like a play it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm by lying, or by being lied to.
What is true belongs to me
If you would judge, understand.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Why do people not confess vices It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking person only who can tell their dreams.
What were once vices are the fashion of the day.
We should every night call ourselves to an account what infirmity have I mastered to-day what passions opposed what temptation resisted what virtue acquired Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.