Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice.
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
No person is ever good for much, that hasn’t been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
Big History studies the history of everything, offering a way of making sense of our world and our role within it.
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.