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There are few virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.
[Virtue]
 

There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
 

There but for the grace of God goes God.
 

There is no such thing as a good tax.
 

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
 

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.
 

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
[Change]
 

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
 

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
 

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
[Against]
 

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
 

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.
 

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
 

To gain one's way is no escape from the responsibility for an inferior solution.
 

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
[Change]
 

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
 

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
 

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
 

Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.
[Truth]
 

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
[Success]
 


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