If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
Either move or be moved.
Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.