Life is always at some turning point.
The best test of the quality of a civilization is the quality of its leisure.
The discovery that the universe has no purpose need not prevent a human
being from having one.
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, a symbol rather than reason by which men are moved.
The outlook for our country lies in the quality of its idleness.
Many of our newly smart would rather be found murdering their children than being kind to their parents. They would prefer to be damned for rudeness than to be snickered at for courtesy.
Sophistication demands honesty; it does not require ill temper.
The contemporary hero, the mythical pattern in the imitation of whom we would live, remains as yet undefined. We have no hero; what is more to the point, we suspect hero worship.
God may still be in His Heaven, but there is more than sufficient evidence that all is not right with the world.
To the modern spirit, disillusioned, or at least unillusioned, the great evil to be avoided is sentimentality.
By the year 1982 the graduated income tax will have practically
abolished major differences in wealth.
The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.
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