"We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous."
"We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot."
"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
"I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has taken place."