To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent
An individual who forces himself to accept this or that idea, or who pretends to accept this or that idea, not only on the ground that believing in it is an act of virtue, but also on the ground that doing so is prudent, is both a fool and a knave
The kind of man who wants government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic