She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.