An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
George Bernard Shaw
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The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
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Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some area of native land where it may get the love of tender kinship from the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one’s own homestead.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.