Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.
Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
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.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.
Money for me today does not really matter.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.
Making recess appointments when the Senate isn't in recess is neither rational nor moderate. It's a raw misuse of executive power by a president whose love of government is his most vulnerable spot with the electorate.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
I just hope that theaters remain. I think there's something very wonderful about getting into a dark room with a bunch of people. There's something cool about that. Brings us all together in one room where we can experience all those emotions.