Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
The mental body, like the astral, varies much in different people; it is composed of coarser or of finer matter, according to the needs of the more or less unfolded consciousness connected with it. In the educated it is active and well-defined; in the undeveloped it is cloudy and inchoate.
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.
The right of absolute and irresponsible dominion is the right of property, and the right of property is the right of absolute, irresponsible dominion. The two are identical; the one necessarily implying the other.
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck.
Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class, but of a composite layer of corporate leaders, high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional, labor, political, and religious organisations.
Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.