Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
George Bernard Shaw
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You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
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Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged, must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.
I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. There is the whole case against censorships in a nutshell.