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There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ectasy.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
There is so much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated it keeps us in touch with ignorance of the community.
These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
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