Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
When money talks, few are deaf.
Politics is the art of the possible.
And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green?
He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.
No coward soul is mine, no trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere; I see heaven's glories shine, and faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
Veni, vidi, vici.
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght.
When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
The sinews of war: unlimited money.
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
See how the rascals use me! They will not let my play run and yet they steal my thunder!
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Nice guys. Finish last.
Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children and cut their own fingers.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
April is the cruellest month.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too!
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
There is noroyal roadto geometry.
Never give a sucker an even break.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
Remember that time is money.
All that matters is love and work.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now, they are content with burning my books.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.
There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
What love is, if thou wouldst be taught,
Thy heart must teach alone -
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Well, we knocked the bastard off.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;
Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
I have a dream ...
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise
(That last infirmity of noble mind)
To scorn delights, and live laborious days.
The thing I fear most is fear.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Men, I'll be honest. Winning isn't everything. Men, it's the only thing!
Sure, winning isn't every thing; it's the only thing.
O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle;
Why not I with thine?
The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say.You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A terrace nine stories high rises from a handful of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
To lose one parent...may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Slice him where you like, a hellhound is always a hellhound.
Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over - it is now!
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.