I have had such a sickening of men in masses, and of causes, that I would not cross this room to reform parliament or prevent the union or to bring about the millennium. I speak only for myself, mind – it is my own truth alone – but man as part of a movement or a crowd is indifferent to me. He is inhuman. And I have nothing to do with nations, or nationalism. The only feelings I have – for what they are – are for men as individuals; my loyalties, such as they may be, are to private persons alone.
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Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Historia magistra vitae et testis temporum (History is the teacher and witness of times)
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
Greeks talk a whole pile of nonsense. Fuck’em.
Qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum (Let him who desires peace prepare for war)
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.