A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation
into the wrong things.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a
strong desire to live, taking the form of readiness to die.
Democracy means government by the uneducated,
while aristocracy means government by the badly
Drink because you are happy, but never because you
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they
act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the
very best advice, and then going away and doing the
The main fact about education is that there is no such
thing. Education is a word like ‘transmission’ or ‘inheritance’,
it is not an object, but a method.
The only simplicity that matters is the simplicity of the heart.
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always
interrupts a discussion.
There are no uninteresting things, there are only
There is a great man who makes every man feel small.
But the real great man is the man who makes every
man feel great.
To he clear enough to get all the money, one must be
stupid enough to want it.
True contentment is the power of getting out of any
situation all that there is in it.
We do not get good laws to restrain bad people. We get
good people to restrain bad laws.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God
makes our next door neighbour.