My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother...
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it...
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to...
Life is too short to be little.
I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
We moralize among ruins.
Books are the curse of the human race.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Play is the beginning of knowledge.
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is...
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches...
What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest...
Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and...
It seems to me a barren thing this conservatism - an unhappy cross breed, the...
I think the inherent right of the Government to lie to save itself when facing...
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.