Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It pays to know the enemy—not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Topics: Success & Failure, Achievement
You may have to fight a battle
more than once to win it.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
If you just set out to be liked,
you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time,
and you would achieve nothing.
- Winston Churchill British Head of State
- Enoch Powell British Politician
- Harold Macmillan British Head of State
- Benjamin Disraeli British Head of State
- William Ewart Gladstone British Head of State
- Neville Chamberlain British Head of State
- Ramsay MacDonald British Head of State
- David Lloyd George British Head of State
- E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax British Politician
- Indira Gandhi Indian Head of State