The principal cause of war is war itself.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real.
People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help him become a self-educating man.
What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited.
America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.
The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.