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.
The Mediterranean Sea with its various branches, penetrating far into the great Continent, forms the largest gulf of the ocean, and, alternately narrowed by islands or projections of the land and expanding to considerable breadth, at once separates and connects the three divisions of the Old World.
There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.
Learn as much by writing as by reading.