Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to...– Simone Weil, “The Iliad” or “The Poem of Force” (1940), quoted in Chris Hedges, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (New York: Anchor Books, 2002), 21.
[M]an … is moulded by society just as effectively as society is moulded by...– Edward Hallett Carr, What Is History? (New York: Vintage Books, 1961), 39, 57–58.
Whenever historians and social scientists talk about the military as a...– Michael Geyer, “The Past as Future: The German Ofﬁcer Corps as Profession,” in German Professions, 1800-1950, ed. Geoffrey Cocks and Konrad H. Jarausch (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), 183.
There’s always an ROF (Return on Failure) when you try to simplify—which...– John Maeda, Laws of Simplicity, 83.
The practice of education is the highest form of intellectual philanthropy.– John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006), 36.