America is an archipelago of tribes, a land where people form national families of kindred spirits.
Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens.
Although they arrived in New York penniless, my parents scraped together enough savings to establish the first of several small businesses just after I was born.
As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
After ‘Lindbergh,’ my publisher asked whom I wanted to write about next. I said, ‘There’s one idea I’ve been carrying in my hip pocket for 35 years. It’s Woodrow Wilson.’
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.