Science is organized knowledge.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is – a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
In science the important thing is to modify and change one’s ideas as science advances.
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Poetry is partly sympathy, don’t you think? If it’s any good, it gets people to think about others’ points of view.