Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
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Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Marriage: A word which should be pronounced 'mirage'.
Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
Reputation is what men and women think of us character is what God and angels know of us.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
Eventually, with success, I started to feel more and more isolated - like I didn't have a community of artists.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Trust, but verify.
The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.