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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
 

The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.
[Acceptance]
 

The English never draw a line without blurring it.
[Never]
 

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
 

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
 

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
[Against]
 

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
 

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
 

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
[Against]
 

The maxim "Nothing avails but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis."
[Perfection]
 

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
 

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
 

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
 

The price of greatness is responsibility.
[Responsibility]
 

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
[Success]
 

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
[Being]
 

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
 

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
 

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
[Justice]
 

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
 


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