During the Middle Ages Asia had become home to some of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. These civilizations flourished while much of Western Europe was swallowed up in chaos, war, and poverty. As Europe declined, Asia excelled.
I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, stood only five feet four inches tall and weighed less than one hundred pounds.