No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their own salvation.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.
Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.
The advantage of doing one’s praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.