“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it". - Karl Marx

“It is but sorrow to be wise when wisdom profits not.” Sophocles - Oedipus Rex

"What then is the American, this new man? He is either aEuropean or the descendant of an European;hence that strange mixture of blood which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a man whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations.He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners,receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He becomes an American by being receivedin the broad lap of our great Alma Mater".

“What Is an American?” Letter III of Letters from an American Farmer /

Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur