The hard sciences killed God, natural selection buried Him, variance drove a silver stake through His heart, and yet He will not die.
The obscurest epoch is today.
For every empire history offers a hundred explanations for why it fell, when what we need to know is how it lasted.
The right side of history — it is a marvel in its way. Five small words, yet is there a contemporary folly it neglects to embrace?
They’re all counter-revolutions after the first.
Every age has its debilitating prejudice; open-mindedness is ours.
Most of the people who have ever lived have been almost entirely inarticulate, and we know nothing about them.
History is not progress; yet without the idea of progress there can be no history.
Civilization has always existed only in enclaves, and whoever would universalize it is its unwitting enemy.
History is apocryphal.
Chivalry is moribund, but every war kindles a recrudescence.