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For myself I am an optimistit does not seem to be much use being anything else.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
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.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.

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