The same historical development that turned the citizen into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth’s surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
We were now, as I before mentioned, upon this St. Joseph’s trail. It was evident, by the traces, that large parties were a few days in advance of us; and as we too supposed them to be Mormons, we had some apprehension of interruption.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America.