We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
Nobody would have me in their laboratory for five minutes. I couldn’t cut up a frog, and I certainly couldn’t perform surgery. I’m better at making it possible for other people.
I’m not a bit changed – not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real me – back here – is just the same.
Individual tribes or, in other words, races or stocks, are the constituent elements of the earliest history.
The power which the Hellenes and even the Italians possessed, of civilizing and assimilating to themselves the nations susceptible of culture with whom they came into contact, was wholly wanting in the Phoenicians.
If, as the emperor Augustus says, from his time the coast of the ocean from Cadiz to the mouth of the Elbe obeyed the Romans, the obedience in this corner of it was far from voluntary and little to be trusted.
Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw.
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
First of all, there’s no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties.