The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively… (read more)
There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought; without mastery of… (read more)
All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of… (read more)
One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden… (read more)
Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.