The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
With the exception of capitalism, there is nothing so revolting as revolution
Capitalism justified itself and was adopted as an economic principle on the express ground that it provides selfish motives for doing good, and that human beings will do nothing except for selfish motives
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.
In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.
Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons
The savage bows down to IDOLS of wood and stone: the civilized man to IDOLS of flesh and blood.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
It is the highest creatures who take the longest to mature, and are the most helpless during their immaturity.
Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing
I am only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler. I do not like beer.
My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures