• All the lessons of history in four sentences: 1) Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power; 2) The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small; 3) The bee fertilizes the flower it robs; 4) When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

    "Condensed History Lesson" by Arthur H. Secord, Readers' Digest, Volume 38, No. 226, February 1941.