You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
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Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
There is no gambling like politics.
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Duty cannot exist without faith.
We cannot learn men from books.
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
If you want to create peace you know about love and nature.
The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.
If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it.
Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.
You'd think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.