He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation of general statements about empirical fact with the logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.
Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir.
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace… on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.