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 pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
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.