The goal of the revolution is to achieve the people’s rights, but during the course of the revolution, we must stress military power – and the two are mutually contradictory.
The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
I’d rather break stones on the king’s highway than hem a handkerchief.
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education… no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
The drama is a great revealer of life.
There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to ‘Americanize’ him.
In antiquity, agriculture and industry depended completely on human labor; but now, with the development of natural forces that human labor cannot match, agriculture and industry have fallen completely into the hands of the capitalists. The greater the amount of capital, the more abundant the resources that can be utilized.
The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.