Sunday, November 28, 2004

Quotations #018

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." -- Winston Churchill, speech at Harvard, 6 Sept. 1943

''Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.'' -- Philo of Alexandria, (early Jewish philosopher)

"A civilization, like a person, is no mechanically arranged game of solitaire; the knowledge of fragments, studied by turns, each for its own sake, will never produce the knowledge of the whole; it will not even produce that of the fragments themselves." -- Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft, p. 155.

"If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts." -- Johann W. von Goethe

"When two cultures collide is the only time when true suffering exists." -- Hermann Hesse

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