Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.
Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it’s one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
The reason of the close concurrence between the individual’s progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.