Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Frederick Douglass

Effective leaders know that you first have to touch peoples' hearts before you ask them for their hand.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Hermann Hesse

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Jean-Baptiste Colbert

The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

G.K. Chesterton

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.

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