It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is usually made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea.
Work is a necessity for man. A horse does not go between the shafts of its own accord. Man invented the alarm clock.