I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
That which costs little is less valued.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.