Take Wisdom, Not Wrongs, From The Past

"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged."

—Abraham Lincoln

The Best Moments in Reading

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

—Alan Bennett, The History Boys