I am a man of simple tastes easily satisfied with the best
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.
Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of...
Delight in smooth sounding platitudes, refusal to face unpleasant facts … genuine love of peace and pathetic belief that love can be its sole foundation … the utter devotion of the Liberals to sentiment apart from reality …though free from wickedness or evil design, played a definite part in the unleashing upon the world of...
In War: Resolution,In Defeat: Defiance,In Victory: MagnaminityIn Peace: Good Will.
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Non complicate le cose, ci saranno già le cose a complicarsi da sole.
I had a feeling once about Mathematics – that I saw it all. Depth beyond depth was revealed to me – the Byss and Abyss. I saw – as one might see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor’s Show – a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to...
If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism.”(Speech in Rome on 20 January, 1927, praising Mussolini)
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
Churchill: “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?” Socialite: “My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course… “Churchill: “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?”Socialite: “Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!” Churchill: “Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we...
You’ll never find a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Perhaps we have been guilty of some terminological inexactitudes.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
However Long and Hard the Road” BYU Devotional 18 Jan 1983
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
I thought of a remark . . . that the United States is like a ‘gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.’ Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.
Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be...
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
If you are going to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
The maxim, “Nothing prevails but perfection,” may be spelled PARALYSIS.
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.
You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little...
All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.