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You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. Charles Bukowski
War is sweet to those who have not experienced it. Desiderius Erasmus
It takes some serious mental gymnastics to think of the Confederacy only as a romantic lost cause. Alexandra Petri
A land whose countryside would be bright with cosy homesteads, whose fields and villages would be joyous with the sounds of industry, with the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths and the laughter of comely maidens, whose firesides for the wisdom of serene old age. Eamon de Valera
Under the banner of Romanticism, which broke down old laws in the arts, in philosophy, which called out for unlimited freedom of thought, we called for a political revolution. Jozefat Boleslaw Ostrowski
It was only through the Government's help that anything this gargantuan in size could be accomplished, much as landing on the Moon. It was not rugged individualists who built the railroad, it was rugged corporations who formed and financed themselves as entities. It was the rugged federal government that came up with the federal loans, and the land grants, that enabled it to be built. Amid all the romance of building the railroad we tend to forget that it was one of the major industrial enterprises of its age. T. H. Watkins
Those of us who are romantic idealists … Warren E. Burger
It is high time that we awaken from the romantic self-renunciation which made us admire all sorts of other nationalities while we ourselves languished in shameful bondage, trampled on by all the world; it is high time that we awaken to a healthy national egoism which, to put it frankly, places the welfare and honour of the fatherland above everything else. Wilhelm Jordan
These doctrines of German romanticism, racialism, and nationalism have developed revolutionary forces which only await the day to break forth and fill the world with terror and astonishment. Heinrich Heine
All great people glorify their history and look back upon their early attainments with a spiritualized vision. Kelly Miller
In this beehive of industry no discord or revilings found entrance: there were no signs of discontent on the black shining faces as they worked under the direction of their master....The women sang at their tasks and the children old enough to work made nails leisurely, not too overworked for a prank now and then. Sonia Medvedeva Daugherty