Category Archives: Aphorisms and Wisdom

Quotes of wisdom.

A Wise Saying – 180

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.                              Woodrow Wilson

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A Wise Saying – 179

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.       John Calhoun

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A Wise Saying – Part 178

A member of Parliament said to Disraeli : ”  Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”  Disraeli responded: ” Sir, that depends on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress. “

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A Wise Saying – Part 177

The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.                        George Bernard Shaw

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A Wise Saying – Part 176

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. Chinese proverb Editor’s Note: It seems very wise to apply these three factors to U.S. involvement in foreign … Continue reading

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A Wise Saying – Part 175

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.                           Sir Winston Churchill

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A Wise Saying – Part 174

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ” I’m from the government and I’m here to help. ”                    Ronald Reagan

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A Wise Saying – Part 173

My friend is one who takes me for what I am. Henry David Thoreau

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A Wise Saying – Part 172

Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. Proverb

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A Wise Saying – Part 171

He who does nothing makes no mistakes.        Italian proverb

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