It is sheer guesswork, and poor guesswork at that, to suppose that simple linguistic forms are historically older, or original

What Rand said is, ‘Ovid, Amores 1. 6 smells’, and this I do not understand

This milk and water, diluted for babes and sucklings, is poisoned at its source

ease of publication now makes the old confusion worse confounded

so long as classical scholars continue to regard common-sense Indo-European syntax as uncommon nonsense, so long will some features of Greek and Latin syntax continue to be presented as doctrine more than reason

literary criticism: a mere exchange of opinion

fetish of the timid, quite superfluous, and almost unnecessary

a congenial intellectual environment, in which many modern linguists would have been seen as what they are – mechanics, not scientists at all

Joshua Whatmough