“Perfected good-breeding,” says Dr. Johnson, “consists in having no particular mark of any profession, but a general elegance of manners.”

we have believed in some things so weakly or fanatically that other equally or more real things have become absurd or impossible

How many times have I heard students about to start work for a corporation claim that they will spend just two or three years earning the money they need, then leave and pursue the career of their choice?

In Wahrheit ist es … eine typische und besonders intensive Art und Weise, Politik zu treiben, daß man den Gegner als politisch, sich selbst als unpolitisch hinstellt

Wüßten wir nicht sicher, daß Theogonie wie Erga Hesiod gehören, wären wir von Stil und Anlage her versucht, die beiden Gedichte verschiedenen Autoren zuzuweisen

Most men go through college and learn to read Virgil and master the mysteries of calculus without ever discovering how their own minds function

what, in the final analysis, are Schürer, the WHJP, Smallwood, et al., if not paraphrases of Josephus with footnotes

He [Momigliano] would be the unique example in the modern history of classical scholarship of a great male scholar taught by women

A glut of stu­dents trained in the ba­sics of com­puter sci­ence, with­out the abil­ity or am­bi­tion to ex­pand the cur­rent state of tech­nol­ogy

The goal is not to get people to share your core values. It’s to get people who already share your core values