A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
A witticism is an epigram on the death of a feeling.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you
Fear is the mother of morality
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently
Belief means not wanting to know what is true.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue they hate the lonesome ones.
Idleness is the parent of all psychology
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good
Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today.
The kingdom of Heaven is a condition of the heart - not something that comes upon the earth or after death.
There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life their Christianity, for instance.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
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