A slender acquaintance with the world, must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are far from being the surest marks of it.
We have a saying in the House of Commons; that old ways are the safest and surest ways.Sir Edward Coke
The surest way notto be remembered istotalk aboutthe way you want to be.Norman Kingsley Mailer
There are several good protections against temptation but the surest is cowardice.
Success, the mark no mortal wit, Or surest hand, can always hit: For whatsoe'er we perpetrate, We do but row, we're steer'd by Fate, Which in success oft disinherits, For spurious causes, noblest merits.
A crowded police docket is the surest of all signs that trade is brisk and money plenty.mark twain
"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior "righteous indignation" this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."aldous huxley
The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is to take aim kneeling.Douglas William Jerrold
Regrettably, one of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.Pauline Kael
The surest pledge of a deathless name Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The French are ... the most brilliant and the most dangerous nation of Europe, and the one that is surest to inspire admiration, hatred, terror, or pity, but never indifference.alexis de tocqueville
The word of God is solid; it will stand a thousand readings; and the man who has gone over it the most frequently and the most carefully is the surest of finding new wonders there.
It is not uncommon for ignorant and corrupt men to falsely charge others with doing what they imagine that they themselves, in their narrow minds and experience, would have done under the circumstances of a given case, and the surest check, often the only check, on such perjury, is to recognize the impossibility that men of larger instruction and resources and experience could have been guilty of such conduct.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
The Common lawes of the Realme should by no means be delayed for the law is the surest sanctuary, that a man should take, and the strongest fortresse to protect the weakest of all, lex et tutissima cassis.edward coke
Of praise a mere glutton, he swallow'd what came, And the puff of a dunce, he mistook it for fame; Till his relish grown callous, almost to displease, Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please.
The surest way to be deceived is to think oneself more clever than others.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.