The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
Short Term Short Versus
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
Moves Origin Save
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
Particular Danger Government
If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
Paper Every Great
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Much Writing Reading
There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Simple Two Front
Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
Seek Book Favourites
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
Shows Other Every
Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
Test Good Parliamentary
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.