It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Everything is perfect and there is always room for improvement.
The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.