Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God.
There is nothing more fragile than civilization.
It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else.
For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.
Philosophy is a purely personal matter. A genuine philosopher’s credo is the outcome of a single complex personality; it cannot be transferred. No two persons, if sincere, can have the same philosophy.
Topics: Being Ourselves
Charm – which means the power to effect work without employing brute force – is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm.
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
The conflict of forces and the struggle of opposing wills are of the essence of our universe and alone hold it together.
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
Topics: Life and Living
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way
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