Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race
Not drunk is he who from the floor - Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond
There are two reasons for drinking: one is, when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
He was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him.
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
On the top of Cadair Idris,I felt how happy a man might bewith a little money and a sane intellect,and reflected with astonishment and pityon the madness of the multitude.
I like the immaterial world. I like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then.
When Scythrop grew up, he was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him; and he was sent home like a well-threshed ear of corn, with nothing in his head.
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
My quarrel with him is, that his works contain nothing worth quoting; and a book that furnishes no quotations, is, me judice, no book - it is a plaything.