Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Osama bin Laden, the person, more likely serves the function of a stand-in. Compare the new terrorists with partisans or conventional terrorists in Israel. These people often fight in a decentralized manner in small, autonomous units, too.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S. will be much more like Europe.