The ancients, Sir, are the ancients; but we are the moderns.
The most admired of our moderns know nothing of this art: Why?
Alexander Setonius, a Scot, was first of the moderns to achieve it.
Earlier writers on these themes were timid; the moderns are bored.
There are other questions familiar to the moderns, which have no place in ancient philosophy.
To the moderns the Conquest is now little more than a change of dynasty.
We ain't as mealy-mouthed and as p'lite and as smooth-tongued as the moderns.
And in that exclusive faith Lord Nelson appears to us as the first of the moderns.
How he had suffered—he, modern of moderns, dreamer of dreams, and ponderer of problems!
He had not only a true appreciation of the old masters, but sympathy with the moderns.