The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image to be servants of their human interests.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous in speculation, as in politics, to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy
Sanity is madness put to good uses.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring
Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
England is not the best possible world but it is the best actual country, and a great rest after America.
The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.