Democratic nation states remain far more capable of managing the circuit of coercion, taxation and legitimation than any transnational bodies.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.
Too often, nonprofits are viewed as rigid and bureaucratic – less nimble and capable of adapting in this fluid environment than our corporate counterparts. I don’t agree.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.