Otto von Bismarck: Tell the truth

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth. -Otto von Bismarck, statesman (1815-1898).

Winston Churchill: World’s awe

The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is someone outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements may be spread in vain; someone strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammelled by convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human action. -Winston Churchill, politician and statesman (1874-1965)

Francis Bacon: Root of all superstition

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. –Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626).

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Extreme justice and injustice

 

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Consul, 106-43 BC...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Consul, 106-43 BC, Marble bust from Florence (Italy), XVIIe century, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Extreme justice is extreme injustice. –Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)

 

 

Lord Chesterfield: Learning

“Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o’clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.”

—Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (1694-1773).