Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Quote of the day, June 14

June 17, 2017

David McCullough, on history 

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. “

Quote of the day, Oct. 3

October 3, 2016

Dwight Morrow, on political parties

“Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 31, 2016

Aristotle, from Politics

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”

Quote of the day, July 1

July 1, 2015

John Stuart Mill, on liberty

“The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to to other people.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 16

December 16, 2014

Henry Adams on politics (from The Education of Henry Adams, 1907)

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”