The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
America’s militarized brand of malignant exceptionalism is founded on the idea that the United States transcends history.
Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
At the start of first terms, presidents invariably have a measure of goodwill.
Freedom was conditioned by man’s physical body, heredity, and environment.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.
Marcus Crassus cannot, any more than Pompeius, be reckoned among the unconditional adherents of the oligarchy.