The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
The thing that goes the farthest
Wilbur D. Nesbit
Your flag and my flag,
Everyone should fail in a big way at least once before reaching forty.
Never hesitate to steal a good idea.
Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.
Ghosts only exist for those who wish to see them.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it.
Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth good us on to sin to loving virtue.
In short, luck's always to blame.
Jean de La Fontaine
By the work one knows the workmen.
Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish
Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
Still people are dangerous.
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
We always weaken everything we exaggerate.
To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.
When all are wrong, everyone is right.
The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.
Thomas La Mance
To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty.
The first day, a guest; the second, a burden; the third, a pest.
Edouard R. Laboulaye
For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.
The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty four hours.
The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other
Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights, make their own mental reservations about the proper application of the word human.
Laws are felt only when the individual comes into conflict with them.
There is nothing more innately human than the tendency to transmute what has become customary into what has been divinely ordained.
Only the minute and the future are interesting in fashion -- it exists to be destroyed. If everybody did everything with respect, you'd go nowhere.
Time is the devourer of all things.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
Honore de Balzac
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
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