The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
Bras are a ludicrous invention; but if you make bralessness a rule, you’re just subjecting yourself to yet another repression.
I tend to view my life as an accident, almost as a dream.
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Psychology more than any other science has had its pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period.
I asked questions when I was a stripling, and it is not my business to ask questions now, but to teach people what I have discovered.
I realized that conventional views of Christian faith that I’d heard when I was growing up were simply made up – and I realized that many parts of the story of the early Christian movement had been left out.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.