Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same – hardihood. Give them raw truth.
A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair – why, this is the desideratum of mankind.
People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.
A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
Too much agreement kills the chat.
All progress is experimental.