If patriotism is “the last refuge of a scoundrel,” it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether.
Ralph Barton Perry Quotes
I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all.
Voting is the least arduous of a citizen’s duties. He has the prior and harder duty of making up his mind.
The fundamental idea of modern capitalism is not the right of the individual to possess and enjoy what he has earned, but the thesis that the exercise of this right redounds to the general good.
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.