The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind, the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level by degrading it.
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
Category: Coward And Cowardice
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Category: Crime And Criminals
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
Category: Cynics And Cynicism
A perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Category: Dance And Dancing
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.