Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else’s type of thinking.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.
Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
Truth is what works.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.