It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
Submitted by chrisserger over 1 year ago
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We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.
Submitted by chrisserger over 2 years ago
I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.
There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only one hundred percent Americanism.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Submitted by MikeYin over 7 years ago
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions.
Submitted by jjdoguet about 7 years ago
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Submitted by robotnic about 7 years ago
Ideas have consequences and bad ideas can have lethal consequences.
Politics is chiefly a function of culture, at the heart of culture is morality, and at the heart of morality is religion.
Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Submitted by miketsai05 over 7 years ago
Not to know what happened before one was born is to remain a child.
Submitted by thestephb about 7 years ago