Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Friends are born, not made.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
February 16, 1838
March 27, 1918
James Truslow Adams
Charles A. Beard
Mary Ritter Beard
A. Scott Berg
Daniel J. Boorstin
James Henry Breasted
William P. Bundy