We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Produced by the New Playwrights Theatre in New York in the spring of 1929. Strikers in Airways, Inc. Act 2, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 24 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)