People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.