Quotes

11 November 2014
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
11 November 2014
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
11 November 2014
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism—despotism during the campaign—is indispensable.
11 November 2014
In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.
11 November 2014
Conquest is the missionary of valour, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
11 November 2014
The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.
11 November 2014
The whole history of civilisation is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
11 November 2014
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
11 November 2014
A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilisation; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
11 November 2014
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.

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