Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.
Minds do not act together in public they simply stick together and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
I know of no more disagreeable sensation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
A new thinker is only one who does not know what the old thinkers have thought
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love
A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.