Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state…
Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people.
The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.