The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
Time itself comes in drops.
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
‘Pure experience’ is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.