“A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.
“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
“The substance of the eminent Socialist gentleman's speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.
“One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
“Too often the strong silent man is silent because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
“The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
“It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
“I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
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