Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.