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Quote Left Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation Quote Right
Quote Left In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or pleasure on the day when the long, low, black hull of the Yankee privateer, with her tapering, bending spars, her long-range guns, and her sharp-faced captain, should appear on the western horizon, and suddenly, at the sight of heavy-lumbering British merchantman, should fling out her white wings of canvas, and fly down on her prey. Quote Right
Quote Left For the first time, the stage-scenery of the senses collapsed; the human mind felt itself stripped naked, vibrating in a void of shapeless ene... Quote Right
Quote Left It was the feeling of a passenger on an ocean steamer whose mind will not give him rest until he has been in the engine-room and talked with t... Quote Right
Quote Left The outline of the city became frantic in its effort to explain something that defied meaning. Power seemed to have outgrown its servitude and... Quote Right
Quote Left American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it. Quote Right
Quote Left Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned. Quote Right
Quote Left Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts. Quote Right
Quote Left We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and, when got, the repose is insupportable Quote Right
Quote Left Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. Quote Right
Quote Left You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength. Quote Right
Quote Left America had no use for Adams because he was eighteenth-century, and yet it worshipped Grant because he was archaic and should have lived in a ... Quote Right
Quote Left 'If Washington were President now, he would have to learn our ways or lose his next election. Only fools and theorists imagine that our societ... Quote Right
Quote Left You may cut off the heads of every rich man now living—of every statesman—every literary, and every scientific authority, without in the l... Quote Right
Quote Left Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. Quote Right
Quote Left Ratcliffe was a great statesman. The smoothness of his manipulation was marvelous. No other man in politics, indeed no other man who had ever ... Quote Right
Quote Left There are two things that seem to be at the bottom of our constitutions; one is a continual tendency towards politics; the other is family pri... Quote Right
Quote Left To my fancy, one looks back on life, it has only two responsibilities, which include all the others: one is the bringing of new life into exis... Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left At the utmost, the active-minded young man should ask of his teacher only mastery of his tools. The young man himself, the subject of educatio... Quote Right
Quote Left The spectacle [of American politics] resembles that of swarms of insects changing from worms to wings. They must get the wings or die. For our... Quote Right
Quote Left One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Quote Right
Quote Left Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. Quote Right