It is quite futile to argue that man is small compared to the cosmos; for man was always small compared to the nearest tree.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
To give up one's love for one's country is very great. But to give up one's hate for one's country, this may also have in it something of pride and something of purification.
There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.
Statements are made so plainly and positively that men have hardly the moral courage to pause upon them and find that they are without support.
For with any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation. There comes a certain point in such conditions when only three things are possible: first a perpetuation of Satanic pride, secondly tears, and third laughter.
Plato has told you a truth; but Plato is dead.