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Beware of overconcern for money, or position, or glory. Someday you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.
I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.
I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
There is no sin so great as ignorance. Remember this.
Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night?
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves - but what the teachers are themselves.
A Time For Prayer "In times of war and not before, God and the soldier we adore. But in times of peace and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." -Rudyard Kipling
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget--lest we forget!
The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye.
If you can meet success and failure and treat them both as impostors, then you are a balanced man, my son.
Keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.
Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.
We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart.
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
If you can wait and not be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies. Or being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise.
If you want something and don't get it, there are only two reasons. You either really didn't want it, or you tried to bargain over the price.
This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.
O it's Tommy this, and Tommy that, and Tommy 'ow's your soul/But it's thin red line of heroes when the drums begin to roll.
If you give someone more than they can do, they will do it. If you give them only what they can do, they will do nothing.
Four things greater than all things are Women and horses and power and War.
No one thinks of Winter when the grass is green.
San Francisco has only one drawback—‘tis hard to leave.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
All we have of freedom All we use or know This our fathers bought for us Long and long ago
Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
The Guns, Thank God, The Guns.
Believe the best of everybody.
Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Cat said, 'I am not a friend, and I am not a Servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your Cave.'
When a crew and a captain understand each other to the core, it takes a gale, and more than a gale, to put their ship ashore.
Payday came and with it beer
Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was-like eating an egg without salt.
...he will be our friend for always and always and always.
More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.
War is an ill thing, as I surely know. But 'twould be an ill world for weaponless dreamers if evil men were not now and then slain.
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.