The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere.
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.
To spend life for something which outlasts it.