We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
The people are that part of the state that does now know what it wants.
Reason is the substance of the universe. The design of the world is absolutely rational.
What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.