"Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief."
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"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
"'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."
"No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good."
"That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means."
"Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek."
"I fear explanations explanatory of things explained."
"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators."
"Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds."
"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
"What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me."
"'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!"
"Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do."
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
"You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it."
"It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it."
"The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart."
"Somebody left the cork out of my lunch."
"A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into."
"Wine hath drowned more men than the sea."
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