Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
I have described religion as the metaphysics of the people.
Our moral virtues benefit mainly other people; intellectual virtues, on the other hand, benefit primarily ourselves; therefore the former make us universally popular, the latter unpopular.