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90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

A world without nuclear weapons may be a dream but you cannot base a sure defense on dreams. Without far greater trust and confidence between East and West than exists at present, a world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

All history is but a romance, unless it is studied as an example.

Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.

An old courtier, with veracity, good sense, and a faithful memory, is an inestimable treasure; he is full of transactions and maxims; in him one may find the history of the age, enriched with a great many curious circumstances which we never meet with in books; from him we may learn rules for our conduct and manners, of the more weight, because founded on facts, and illustrated by striking examples.

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

As in every human character so in every transaction there is a mixture of good and evil: a little exaggeration, a little suppression, a judicious use of epithets, a watchful and searching skepticism with respect to the evidence on one side, a convenient credulity with respect to every report or tradition on the other, may easily make a saint of Laud, or a tyrant of Henry the Fourth.

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

Biography is the only true history.

But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit. See quote detail


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