My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
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