Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.
Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
I write what’s given me to write.
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
Washington’s character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
I’m saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.