There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of he main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.