Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only ''instinct'' I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as ''the sin of avarice.''
If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.
When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
No man knows he is young while he is young.