Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De SaintExupery
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanations.
Saki [Hector Hugh Munro]
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
Children are given to us to discourage our better emotions.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
Sir Winston Churchill
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said-namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
No two on earth in all things can agree. All have some daring singularity.
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
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.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another
No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
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.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
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