He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
History is written by the victors.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.