Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Progress just means bad things happen faster.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
I follow my father's philosphy; 'Do what is good, do what is right, and God will take care of the rest.'