War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him
Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state
I was excellent. Everybody loved me. I love myself, and i like bums.
Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
I am massively constrained by my position at No 10.
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
Had Luther and Calvin been confined before they had begun to dogmatize, the states would have been spared many troubles.