People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Journalism largely consists of saying Lord Jones is Dead to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
I am not fighting a hopeless fight. People who have fought in real fights don't, as a rule.
When everything about a people is for the time growing weak and ineffective, it begins to talk about efficiency. So it is that when a man's body is a wreck he begins, for the first time, to talk about health. Vigorous organisms talk not about their processes, but about their aims.
Human nature simply cannot subsist without a hope and aim of some kind; as the sanity of the Old Testament truly said, where there is no vision the people perisheth. But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.
Is there anyone... who will maintain that the Party System could have been created by people particularly fond of truth?
Journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones Dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
He did not know the way things were going: he was too Victorian to understand the Victorian epoch. He did not know enough ignorant people to have heard the news.
He had the notion that because I am a clergyman I should believe anything. Many people have little notions of that kind.