There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion.
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.
'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person and in the end they unite.
Man lives by imagination.
It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.
For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
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