All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.
The power of historical fiction for bad and for good can be immense in shaping consciousness of the past.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
Holloway Prison is a very old place, and it has the disadvantages of old places which have never known enough air and sunshine. It reeks with the odours of generations of bad ventilation, and it contrives to be at once the stuffiest and the draughtiest building I have ever been in.
Everything that’s bad for you catches on too quickly in America, because that’s the easiest thing to get people to invest in, the pursuits that are easy and destructive, the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people.
You’re a sovereign as a citizen. If you’re not involved in your government, you’re not doing your job. In the long run that’s very bad for the Republic.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.