Gentlemen, why don't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
All growth, including political growth, is the result of risk-taking.
The opportunities take shape within the problems.
A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?