Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the last comer.
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.
If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Syllables govern the world.
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.