“If we are but sure the end is right, we are too apt to gallop over all bounds to compass it; not considering the lawful ends may be very unlawfully attained.”
“Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a pretty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”
Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
“Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly”
“Put a beggar on horseback and he'll gallop”
“A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.”
“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”
William Pitt the younger
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