The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
The confusion of marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other single error.
Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like: it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.