A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.