Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
There are two kinds of fools One says, ''This is old therefore it is good.'' The other one says, ''This is new therefore it is better.''
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.