Someone can conquer kingdoms and countries without being a hero; someone else can prove himself a hero by controlling his temper. Someone can display courage by doing the out-of-the-ordinary, another by doing the ordinary. The question is always — how does he do it? Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or (1843).
The American taxpayer has always been deceived: it is his birthright. Lord Mountjoy, in Mouse on the Moon. The passage in the original Leonard Wibberley novel runs as follows: The American taxpayer’s government has been deceiving him for years, lending money to South American dictators, for instance, which the taxpayer