A mob is the scum that rises upmost when the nation boils.
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Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
The conscience of a people is their power.
They think to little who talk to much.
Reason to rule but mercy to forgive The first is the law, the last prerogative.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
How can finite grasp infinity
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
Laurence Olivier said in an interview once that when he plays a tragedy he always aims for the funny parts, and the other way around. Because in a comedy you look for what's serious. I think that's true. Sometimes things are really funny if you're absolutely earnest. If you're really serious, it's hilarious.
The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
He who hath many friends hath none.
In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.