Carl Becker in Wikipedia
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept
~ Carl Becker
Quotes on: Books, Influence, Men, Speech
Waves: books, books and reading, Literature, misc, Random
The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral: by liberalizing the mind, by deepening the sympathies, by fortifying the will, it enables us to control, not society, but ourselves - a much more important thing; it prepares us to live more
Quotes on: History, Mind, Value
Waves: Empowerment, History
Washington liked that look, because it made the British think they were all crack shots.
It's not due until June, but I'm going to have it done in a couple of weeks. Doing it does not constitute an admission that there ever was a dam there.
I used to paint model soldiers as a kid.
Getting even is one reason for writing.
~ William H. Gass
We had a staff -- this wasn't just me. At times, we had up to four or five reporters. These were all kids learning how to be reporters and journalists.
~ Craig Wilson
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
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