Few facts are so encouraging to the student of human development as the desire, which most men and all communities manifest at all times, to associate with their actions at least the appearance of moral right.
Ingratitude towards their great men, says Plutarch, is the mark of strong peoples.
The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward.
This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.
Those that had done the least in the conflict were as might be expected the foremost in detailing the penalties of the vanquished.
Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.