The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
The first bill that President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I think it says something about his priorities that the first bill he put his name on has my name on it too. As he said that day with me by his side, ‘Making our economy work means making sure it works for everyone.’
The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.
We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.