No ideas and the ability to express them – that's a journalist.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.


Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good.

Only the madman is absolutely sure.

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.