Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.