A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
The notion that the colonel need be a better man than the private is as confused as the notion that the keystone need be stronger than the coping stone.
The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.
He who has never hoped can never despair.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old we grow old because we stop playing.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.