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Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
 

No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
 

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
 

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
 

No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
[War]
 

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.
 

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
 

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
 

Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
 

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
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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'.
 

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
 

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
 

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
 

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
 

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not aways like being taught.
[Being]
 

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
 

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.  In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
 

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
 

Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
[Politics]
 


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