Philosophy: Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
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.
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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