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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Leader
Nation: British
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Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.

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Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.

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We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

Tags: Love, Peace, Time

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

Tags: Fear, Politics, Trust

Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.

Tags: Morally, Wrong

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Tags: Denied, Justice, Legal

Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.

Tags: Good, Government, Home

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.

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No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.

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You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.

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It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.

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No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.

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There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.

Tags: Experience, Freedom, Sympathy

All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.

Tags: Against, Classes, Masses

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.

Tags: Conscience, Evil, Practice

We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.

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Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.

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It is not a life at all. It is a reticence, in three volumes.

Tags: Life, Reticence, Three

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.

Tags: Dangerous, Mediocrity, Successful

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.

Tags: God, Happiness, Life
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Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.

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What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.

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Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.

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A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, True

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Tags: Blame, Good, Leadership

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.

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Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

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Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.

Tags: Giving, Life, Parenting

In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.

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An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

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Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.

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A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.

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Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.

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One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

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Make your life a mission - not an intermission.

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It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.

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Nothing lasts forever - not even your troubles.

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The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

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Improvement begins with I.

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Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

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Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

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Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.

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The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it.

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All some folks want is their fair share and yours.

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Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

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Half a psychiatrist's patients see him because they are married - the other half because they're not.

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