We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
There should be weeping at a man’s birth, not at his death.