People have always wanted to 'improve' human beings; for the most part, this has been called morality.
Great thieves punish little ones.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
If your time ain't come not even a doctor can kill you.
The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.
If men could see the epitaphs their friends write they would believe they had gotten into the wrong grave.
You cannot have all chiefs; you gotta have Indians too.
Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.
What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.
Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
All is fair in love and golf.
A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.
The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven.
You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.
Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls.
You can't steal second base with your foot on first.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting.
W. S. Gilbert
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself; and how little I deserve it.
I'm not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics.
Things are seldom what they seem.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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