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Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.

The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world.


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Well done is better than well said.

You may delay, but time will not.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Fish and visitors smell in three days.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.


A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.


He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Study the past if you would define the future.

The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.


An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.


Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.


Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.


Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

All great change begins at the dinner table.

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'


A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.


You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.


It ain't over till it's over.


When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.


Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.


Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.


Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.


An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.


A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither.

Governments never learn. Only people learn.

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.


A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.


You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.


I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Never confuse movement with action.


I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.


Americans never quit.

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.


Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.


Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.


The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.


When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.


Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.


I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.


If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.


The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.


The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.


I'm going to a special place when I die, but I want to make sure my life is special while I'm here.


Don't let the bastards grind you down.


All warfare is based on deception.

There is no place where espionage is not used.

Offer the enemy bait to lure him.

Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence.

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.

The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.

A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.


I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.


Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.


Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.


Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.


Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.


A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of God.

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.


If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.


Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.


All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

Duty is ours, results are God's.


Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.


A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.

Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.