Men are more like the times they live in than they are like their fathers.
All history is propaganda of the victorious.
A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
He makes no friend who never made a foe.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
Half a calamity is better than a whole one.
As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
An occasional weakness in a great man is a comfort to the rest of us.
It is bad enough to know the past; it would be intolerable to know the future.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.