A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
Category: Fools And Foolishness
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
There is one principle that can keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That is contempt prior to investigation.
A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Category: Law And Lawyers
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Category: Life And Living
Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.
Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature -- a type nowhere at present existing.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
Science is organized knowledge.
Category: Science And Scientists