All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called "guessing what was at the other side of the hill."
1st Duke of Wellington
That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.
None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Sanity calms but madness is much more interesting
Imagination rules the world.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Sir Isaac Newton
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.
London Sunday Correspondent
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Otto Von Bismarck
The family uses people, not for what they are, nor for what they are intended to be, but for what it wants them for — its own uses. It thinks of them not as what God has made them, but as the something which it has arranged that they shall be.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.