Henry Cabot Lodge quotes

  • Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
    -- Henry Cabot Lodge

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  • The Federal Reserve Act as it stands seems to me to open the way to a vast inflation of the currency. I do not like to think that any law can be passed that will make it possible to submerge the gold standard in a flood of irredeemable paper currency.
    -- Henry Cabot Lodge

    #Thinking #Law #Gold

  • In all her twisted perfection she had made me fall helplessly in love with her. A life without her in it seemed pointless.

  • We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.

  • California ... is the place that sets the trends and establishes the values for the rest of the country; like a slow ooze, California culture spreads eastward across the land.

  • If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.

  • In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.

  • As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines. Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation.

  • Beauty or beast, the modern skyscraper is a major force with a strong magnetic field. It draws into its physical being all of the factors that propel and characterize modern civilization. The skyscraper is the point where art and the city meet.

  • The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.

  • As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.

  • Our way of life is at stake, our grandchildren are at stake, the future of civilization is at stake.

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