Proverbs are all very fine when there’s nothing to worry you, but when you’re in real trouble, they’re not a bit of help.
When the Romans in the last age of the republic came into immediate contact with Iran as a consequence of the occupation of Syria, they found in existence the Persian empire regenerated by the Parthians.
Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
In this world you’ve just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.
So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960’s, part of the drama was the fact that you didn’t know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
The Celtic, Galatian, or Gallic nation received from the common mother endowments different from those of its Italian, Germanic, and Hellenic sisters.
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
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.