Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.
Maxims and aphorisms, let us remember that wisdom is the true salt of literature, and the books that are most nourishing are richly stored with it, and that is the main object to seek in reading books.
Many people think of knowledge as money, They would like knowledge, but do not want to face the perseverance and self-denial that goes into the acquisition of it.
The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs.
Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of professions.
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
He who hates vice hates men.
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without and to depart.
A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
In parliament he again pressed the necessity of reducing expenditure. Friends warned him that he was flogging a dead horse.
Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times.
Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.
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