All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished.
We all like stories that make us cry. It’s so nice to feel sad when you’ve nothing in particular to feel sad about.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
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.