The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.
The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.
You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.
Labor also wants shorter hours and a say in how work shall be done.
The guilt of newborns is immense.
Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty… but I am too busy thinking about myself.
In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.