It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
A person preaches well that lives well.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.