For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.
I’m getting very old and my bones ache. My sins are deserting me, and if I could only have my time over again I’d take care to commit more of them.
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and the sudden acquisition of wealth.
You cannot do good work if you take your mind off the work to see how the community is taking it.
If men will not understand the meaning of judgement, they will never come to understand the meaning of grace.
If people will bring dynamite into a powder factory, they must expect explosions.
The Devil is a spiritual lunatic, but, like many lunatics, he is extremely plausible and cunning.
But if it ever occurs to people to value the honor of the mind equally with the honor of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort — and very different from the kind that is being made at the moment.
Some people’s blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.
A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.
There is a universal moral law, as distinct from a moral code, which consists of certain statements of fact about the nature of man, and by behaving in conformity with which, man may enjoy his true freedom.
To start with invention is the mark of the fertile mind … and leads later to the interpretation of experience; to start with the reproduction of experience is the infallible index of a barren invention.