Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
All professions are conspiracies against the laity.
Life is not meant to be easy, my child, But take courage, It can be delightful.
We dont bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we dont dress well and weve got no manners.
Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
The mathematician is fascinated with the marvelous beauty of the forms he constructs, and in their beauty he finds everlasting truth.
Nobel prize money is a life-belt thrown to a swimmer who has already reached the shore in safety
We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies.
Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a great refuge from home life
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Pickering Have you no morals, man Doolittle Can't afford them, Governor.
I never expect a soldier to think.
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
It is easy terribly easy to shake a mans faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a mans spirit is devils work.
The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one.
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society it is belief.
The roulette table pays nobody except him who keeps it. Nevertheless, a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette wheels is unknown.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
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