Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes

Custom has furnished the only basis which ethics have ever had, and there is no conceivable human action which custom has not at one time justified and at another condemned.

What man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.

Those whose conscience demands that they defy authority in some ways that involve great consequences must be willing to accept some penalty.

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.

We have grown used to a Godless universe, but we are not yet accustomed to one which is loveless as well, and only when we have so become shall we realize what atheism really means.