I never worry about action, but only about inaction
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Saving is a very fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.