| Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
| You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
| Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
| A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
| There is no index of character so sure as the voice.
| I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
| In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
| Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
| The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
| Success is the child of audacity.
| I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
| To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.
| Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
| Great countries are those that produce great people.
| Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
| No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
| How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
| There is no gambling like politics.
| Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
| Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.