Love this quote from a newsletter I read recently:

“Shortly after Pearl Harbor the editors of the Post wrote to famed historian, Charles Beard requesting that he do a series of articles about ‘The Lessons of History.’ A few weeks later on the editorial page, the Post published his reply…

“Mr. Beard thanked the editors for thinking of him but replied that he had in the past given the subject a great deal of thought and decided that the Lessons of History could be contained in four short paragraphs which were written below, and permission granted for anyone to utilize as desired. They are:

“1. Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad with Power.

“2. The Bee fertilizes the flower it robs.

“3. The Mills of the Gods’ grind slowly; Yet they grind exceedingly fine.

“4. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

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