Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
I read a lot of nineteenth-century French poetry. And Irish poetry from the ninth century on.
People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud’s legacy itself.
We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone?
Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
I’m sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down, something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing – that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one’s door.
Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word.
The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.