Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober not to make us sorry but wise.
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
Since the passing of Victoria the Great there had been an accumulating uneasiness in the national life. It was as if some compact and dignified paper-weight had been lifted from people's ideas, and as if at once they had begun to blow about anyhow.
Science has toiled too long forging weapons for fools to use. It is time she held her hand.
Kipps was unprepared for the unpleasant truth; that the path of social advancement is and must be strewn with broken friendships.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise.
Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary a qualification for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.
If we don't end war, war will end us.
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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