The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like: it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive yourself.
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.