The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.
Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
Category: Heroes And Heroism
Historian -- an unsuccessful novelist.
Category: History And Historians
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.
Category: Ideals And Idealism
There is nothing worse than an idle hour, with no occupation offering. People who have many such hours are simply animals waiting docilely for death. We all come to that state soon or late. It is the curse of senility.
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods. If such a board actually exists it operates precisely like the board of a corporation that is losing money.