Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
More quotes by Leo Tolstoy
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid.
More quotes about Wisdom
Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. ‘Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time.
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely!
If it be an evil to judge rashly or untruly any single man, how much a greater sin it is to condemn a whole people.
No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
Wealth is in applications of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.