If someone asks me to go to speak at, say, Princeton, I might or might not go. But if someone asks me from Norman, Oklahoma, I certainly will go.
As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
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.
And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically.
I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body.