Quotes

11 November 2014
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
11 November 2014
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
11 November 2014
The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
11 November 2014
There is a hate layer of opinion and emotion in America. There will be other McCarthys to come who will be hailed as its heroes.
11 November 2014
Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
11 November 2014
A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride.
11 November 2014
Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male.
11 November 2014
There are some who become spies for money, or out of vanity and megalomania, or out of ambition, or out of a desire for thrills. But the malady of our time is of those who become spies out of idealism.
11 November 2014
The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
11 November 2014
In our rich consumers' civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get possessed by our possessions.

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