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One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
There died a myriad,
And of the best, among them,
For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
For a botched civilization.
Charm, smiling at the good mouth,
Quick eyes gone under earth's lid,
For two gross of broken statues,
For a few thousand battered books.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
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A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
October 30, 1885
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