There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
Category: Death And Dying
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one general scheme, under which it strives to bring everything.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
Category: Food And Eating
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.