"It is a good rule in life never to apologise. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."
P G Wodehouse
(Panel by Joe Maneely, Stan Lee et al, from “The Black Knight” #3, 1955)
"Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds, and I probably know little of these years through which I busily work and live, beyond this, how sin and frailty deface them, and how mercy crowns them, - Farewell great year of opening, not of alarming, change: and welcome new year laden with promise and with care."
W. E. Gladstone, 29th December, 1868
(Panel by Bill Everett, et al, from Comedy Comics #9, 1942, as restored for The Golden Age Of Marvel Comics vol: 2, 1999)
"Never believe governments, not any of them, not a word they say; keep an untrusting eye on all they do."
(From “Captain America And Ivan The Terrible” by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, Captain America Comics #4, 1941)