No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
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- The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
- In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.
- Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
- Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.
- I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme: exercise your power. They say, That’s right: tell us what to do; and I tell them. I say Exercise our vote intelligently by voting for me. And they do. That’s democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place.
- Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing –a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.