Anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy.
The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of planning in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
We do not regret the loss of our friends by reasons of their merit, but because of our needs and for the good opinion that we believed them to have held of us.
Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow–You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dream;Yet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less gone?All that we
Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.