Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.
War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.