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Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm ...
Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield.
At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.
My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit f ...
If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done.
The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, ...
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., whi ...
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