The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.
This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.
Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew! In quiet she reposes; Ah, would that I did too!
Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the chosen people, of the children of the light.
Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.
Last Update: 29 June 2022
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