A thick skin is a gift from God.
– Konrad Adenauer
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue.
The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Only the stupidest calves choose their own butcher.
Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.