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[The political mind] is a strange mixture of vanity and timidity, of an obsequious attitude at one time and a delusion of grandeur ...
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
Every generation rewrites the past. In easy times history is more or less of an ornamental art, but in times of danger we are driv ...
That is to say, he writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me ...
There had been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous--and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child o ...
Again and again, faith in a possible satisfaction of the human race breaks through at the very moments of most zealous discord bec ...
Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machin ...
The child's philosophy rests upon the assumption that the world outside is in gear with his own appetites. For this reason an adul ...
Women have a hard time of it in this world. They are oppressed by man-made laws, man-made social customs, masculine egoism, the de ...
I am not a great man, but sometimes I think the impersonal and objective equality of my talent and the sacrifices of it, in pieces ...
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