We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe.
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
The ideal God holds for us is to form families in the way most likely to lead to happiness and away from sorrow.
One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
What I want from my Lovers is real unadulterated love, and from my genuine workers I expect real work done.
To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.