Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.Thucyclides
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.Thucyclides
The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.Thucyclides
Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.Thucyclides
He would come in and say he changed his mind -- which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn't have any.Mark Twain
History is full of surprises.Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.