The truth is of course that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags.
That best portion of a man's life his little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.