Always endeavor to really be what you would wish to appear.
It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
Oh, my country! How I leave my country!
Take care of your of your life and the Lord will take of your death.
Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is an episode in a man's.
Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
The man who stops making new friends eventually will have none.
Success has ruined many a man.
The Church. The Church... we're next.
Let us live while we live.
Do to others what you would have them do to you.
If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there first, to meet some I had not thought to see there second, to miss some I had expected to see there and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.
All political power is a trust.
Charles James Fox
The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.
We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.
Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
New Testament Bible
One murder makes a villain, millions often a hero.
I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
The fact is that in order to do any thing in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
I fear not, I see not reason for fear. In the end we will be the victors. For though at times the flame of liberty may cease to shine, the ember will never expire.
This is the start, this is not the end. To that end, where do we start
Try to know everything of something and something of everything.
Lord Henry P Brougham
To see how the post of a permanent President of the European Council could evolve is not difficult even for the humblest student of politics, and it is, of course, rumoured that one Tony Blair may be interested in the job. If that prospect makes us uncomfortable on the Conservative Benches, just imagine how it will be viewed in Downing street! I must warn Ministers that having tangled with Tony Blair across the Dispatch Box on hundreds of occasions, I know his mind almost as well as they do. I can tell them that when he goes off to a major political conference of a centre-right party and refers to himself as a socialist, he is on manoeuvres, and is busily building coalitions as only he can. We can all picture the scene at a European Council sometime next year. Picture the face of our poor Prime Minister as the name "Blair" is nominated by one President and Prime Minister after another: the look of utter gloom on his face at the nauseating, glutinous praise oozing from every Head of Government, the rapid revelation of a majority view, agreed behind closed doors when he, as usual, was excluded. Never would he more regret no longer being in possession of a veto: the famous dropped jaw almost hitting the table, as he realises there is no option but to join in. Then the awful moment when the motorcade of the President of Europe sweeps into Downing street. The gritted teeth and bitten nails: the Prime Minister emerges from his door with a smile of intolerable anguish; the choking sensation as the words, "Mr President", are forced from his mouth. And then, once in the Cabinet room, the melodrama of, "When will you hand over to me?" all over again.
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.