There have been only 268 of the past 3 421 years free of war.
Truth always originates in a minority of one and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
Science gives us knowledge but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
History is mostly guessing the rest is prejudice.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say and always a clever thing to say.
Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.
We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
Sixty years ago I knew everything now I know nothing education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Civilization exists by geological consent subject to change without notice.
We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
To say nothing especially when speaking is half the art of diplomacy.
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
In my youth I stressed freedom and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.