Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today’s intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders, and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn’t fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened.
Which is worse?
Are the worst enemies of society those who attack it or those who do not even give themselves the trouble of defending it?
All the civilizations we know have been created and directed by small intellectual aristocracies, never by people in the mass. The power of crowds is only to destroy.
Racial differences in intelligence
It’s much more taboo to talk about race differences in intelligence, but the evidence for differences is overwhelming. You don’t have to be an expert to understand this. For example, there is no black country anywhere in the world — whether in Africa or in the Caribbean, like Haiti — that isn’t poor. Are all those countries, despite their very different histories, victims of racism in exactly the same way?Continue reading “Racial differences in intelligence”
United we must remain
To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American.
Content of their character
If I judged them by the content of their character, they would beg me to judge them by the color of their skin!
We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
Why study politics and war
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
Hard times create strong men
Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.
We were a great people when we believed in ourselves, when we knew that we could reach heights no other people could attain.