Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
In dreams begins responsibility.
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
A ‘new thinker’, when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.