Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Adventures are to the adventurous.
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
There is moderation even in excess.
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
It is easier to be critical than correct.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.