Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
Sir Winston Churchill
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.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.
Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.
Take a cat, nourish it well with milkAnd tender meat, make it a couch of silk,But let it see a mouse along the wallAnd it abandones milk and meat and all.
What little Jack does not learn, big John will never.
Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.
Those that rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind.
Liberty is God's gift, liberties the devil s.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.
Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it.
Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife.
A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.
Prudent men woo thrifty women.
When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!
Christian Cardell Corbet, 1997
Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they're on drugs.
David Borenstein, On the politic
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