They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn’t want to be broken.
All men die. You may say: ‘Is that encouraging?’ Surely yes, for when a man dies, his blunders, which are of the form, all die with him, but the things in him that are part of the life never die, although the form be broken.
Market design is about understanding the details of markets in sufficient detail so that we can help fix them when they are broken.
At best, the renewal of broken relations is a nervous matter.
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
If anything, I don’t have to convince the American public that we have a broken health-care system. I think the majority of Americans since they have to go through that health-care system, already know it.
Womenfolk raised me, and I was full-grown before I knew I came from a broken home.
Large numbers of people are broken from the notion that the system is working for people, that the system is just or humane or peaceful.
Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.