Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals
The American people, taken one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the middle ages
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
There is no record in history of a happy philosopher.
I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms
It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
The thing which sets off the American from all other men, and gives peculiar color not only to the pattern of his daily life but also adds to the play of his inner ideas, is what, for want of a more exact term, may be called social aspiration
A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one
Who ever heard, indeed, of an autobiography that was not (interesting)? I can recall none in all the literature of the world
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.