Believe me, you never know the best about men till you know the worst about them.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
He who has no sympathy with myths has no sympathy with men.
The past is not what it was.
Perhaps we are both doing what we think right. But what we think right is so damned different that there can be nothing between us in the way of concession. There is nothing possible between us but honor and death.
But in practice the great difference between the medieval ethics and ours is that ours concentrate attention on the sins which are the sins of the ignorant, and practically deny that the sins which are the sins of the educated are sins at all.
It is impossible without humility to enjoy anything—even pride.