The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Lohan and I talk about just things that happen. It’s Lindsay. She’s great. I went from not knowing who she was to not being able to get rid of her because she’s everywhere. She’s on everything.
I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did.
If it weren’t for the mentorship and guidance from people like my mother, James Brown and others, I wouldn’t have been able to make something of my life.
I was very afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do this job well. And the time never came back.
If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute a caesura in world history, it must be able to stand comparison to other events of world historical impact.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Further, there are things of which the mind understands one part, but remains ignorant of the other; and when man is able to comprehend certain things, it does not follow that he must be able to comprehend everything.
No baseness or cruelty of treason so deep or so tragic shall enter our human world, but that loyal love shall be able in due time to oppose to just that deed of treason its fitting deed of atonement.