It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw
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At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, It would be to use the phrase f**k off’ much more frequently.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
If there be three distinct and separate Persons, then three distinct and separate Substances. . . . And since the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Spirit is God . . . then unless the Father, Son and Spirit are three distinct Nothings, they must be three distinct Substances, and consequently three distinct Gods.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
His honest, patronizing pride in the good-will and respect of everybody about him was a safeguard even against foolish romance, still more against a lower kind of folly.