Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
A person preaches well that lives well.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.