Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
Alas, we have not yet the power to render completely sterile or make impossible the errors and lies which will merely be America being itself rather than its unconvincing promise.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.