Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity, corruption, or prejudice.
One said of suicide, As long as one has brains one should not blow them out. And another answered, But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot.
The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
As set forth by theologians, the idea of ‘God’ is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.
Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart’s blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.