A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
Philosophy consists largely of one philosopher arguing that all the others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts; he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.