The foundation of authority is laid, firstly, in the free consent of the people.
Tanstaafl: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
Always keep several get well cards on the mantel.
If unexpected guests arrive, they'll think you've been sick and unable to clean.
An 80-year-old man went to his doctor for his annual checkup.
The doctor asks him how he's feeling.
The 80-year-old says, "I've never felt better.
I have an 18-year-old bride who is pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?"
The doctor considers his question for a minute and says, "I have a friend who is an avid hunter and never misses a season. One day when he was going out in a bit of a hurry, he accidentally picked up his umbrella rather than his gun. When he got to the creek, he saw a prime beaver sitting beside the stream of water.
He raised his umbrella and went, "Bang, bang", and the beaver fell over dead. What do you think of that?"
The 80-year-old said, "I'd say somebody else shot that beaver."
The doctor replied, "My point exactly."
You can only fight the way you practice.
Let the world tremble as it senses all you are about to accomplish.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want
on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it latter.
No great thing is suddenly created.
What a man believes may be ascertained not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
That error was the belief that compromising with the unreasonable would promote reason; that compromising with the loud
would promote peace; that compromising with the angry would promote calm; that compromising with the stupid would
promote intelligence; that compromising with the malevolent would promote virtue; that compromising with the innately
dishonest would promote candor; and that compromising with evil would promote the common good.
Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe
that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
By its very nature, a dagger is meant to be hidden.
No one conquers who doesn’t fight.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.