A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the oneself that there is no self left to die.
An independent state does not pay too dear a price for its independence in accepting the sufferings of war when it cannot avoid them; a state which has lost its independence may find at least some compensation in the fact that its protector procures for it peace with its neighbours.
It’s definitely going to be harder than it sounds to acquire millions of users in the U.S. It’s going to be a lot of work, and you can’t make light of that.
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment – and nothing more corrupting.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government.
The Secret Revelation of John opens, again, in crisis. The disciple John, grieving Jesus’ death, is walking toward the temple when he meets a Pharisee who mocks him for having been deceived by a false messiah. These taunts echoed John’s own fear and doubt.
Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.