Sparta is the better polis; but Athens is outstanding as regards natural gifts, and this means regarding the gifts of individuals

οὐ ῥᾴδιον οὐδενὶ πιστεῦσαι περὶ τοῦ ἐν πολλῷ χρόνῳ ὑφ’ αὑτοῦ δεδοκιμασμένου

διαφθείρονται … καὶ φέρειν οὐ παντὸς ἀνδρὸς εὐτυχίαν

Like the romanticist, the scientific psychologist is more interested in the abnormal than in the normal

Yes, I was naive at 14, but my heart was in the right place

I currently have the luxury of setting my own hours, so why mimic the desk-lunch presenteeism of a nine-to-fiver?

The educational system, by its very nature, tends to discourage the development of specific forms of superiority. It tends to flatten out people’s aptitudes rather than to cultivate them

Even in ihe high schools and grade schools, superiority or greater effort in a few directions could be made a condition

Too often to be a coincidence, in my experience, individuals who have failed to achieve social mastery in their own environment want to become social workers

the prime movers of the Gothic revival had not looked to the proper theories, which was not the revival of this or that particular style but the revival of art itself