The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
Shakespeare’s name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.