The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian.
Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.
God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors.
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor.
The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others.