We do need a return to individual integrity, self-reliance, and old-fashioned gumption. We really do.
My heart has always been truly convinced that in serving the cause of America, I am fighting for the interests of France.
The funny thing about insane people is that it is kind of the opposite of being a celebrity. Nobody envies you.
Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can’t tell you where you ought to go.
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
The continental troops have as much courage and real discipline as those that are opposed to them. They are more inured to privation, more patient than Europeans, who, on these two points, cannot be compared to them.
I did not want to write one of those sequels that famous first-book authors get into where everybody says, ‘Oh yeah.’
I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.
In America there are none poor, and none even that can be called peasants. Each citizen has some property, and all citizens have the same rights as the richest individual, or landed proprietor, in the country.
The Spaniards are slow in their motions but strong in their attachments.