Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
History is written by the victors.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.