One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Youth is like spring, an overpraised season
The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing...
The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a...
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the...
Life is one long process of getting tired.
In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and...
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the...
Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued. While there is flesh there...
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything...
We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor...
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
The history of art is the history of revivals.
Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;...
Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come.
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his...
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to...
It is now no mystery that some quite influential philosophers were mentally ill.