The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
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Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
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.
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.