Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
I must lose myself in action lest I wither in despair.
We are never deceived. We deceive ourselves.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed, they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Wooden-headedness, the source of self-deception, is a factor that plays a remarkably large role in government. It is acting according to wish while not allowing oneself to be deflected by facts.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk of ourselves at all.
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.