When we use the risky word ‘freedom’ we shall mean freedom to do, not this or that, but the necessary or nothing. The feeling that this is “just as it should be” is the hall-mark of the man of fact. To lament it and blame it is not to alter it.
Oswald Spengler , The Decline of the West
Former Presidents compare their libraries like other men compare their — I just wonder how LBJ would have handled that.
George W. Bush, at the LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Summit, April 10, 2014
Man, I have to admit that I sure am enjoying George W. Bush more-and-more as a former President — and not just because he is no longer President.
Mankind? It is an abstraction. There are, always have been, and always will be, men and men alone.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832). Conversation with Heinrich Luden (August 19, 1806). Quoted from The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler