In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.
Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea – only about 300 years old in this country.
There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you.
Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.
The unlimited replication of information is generally a public good.
The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Words outlive people, institutions, civilizations. Words spur images, associations, memories, inspirations and synapse pulsations. Words send off physical resonations of thought into the nethersphere. Words hurt, soothe, inspire, demean, demand, incite, pacify, teach, romance, pervert, unite, divide. Words be powerful.
Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.
One mistake with beginners in writing is, that they think it important to spin out something long. It is a great deal better not to write more than a page or two, unless you have something to say, and can write it correctly.