The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.
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It is by the goodness of God that we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.
We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
If you are in a poker game and after 20 minutes you don’t know who the patsy is, then you’re the patsy.
As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.