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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
[Success]
 

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
[Courage]
 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
 

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
[Criticism]
 

Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it!
[One Day]
 

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
 

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
 

Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
 

Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
[War]
 

Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
 

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
 

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
 

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
 

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
 

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.
 

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
 

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
 

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
 

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
 

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill- designed for the purpose.
 


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