All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Boards don't hit back.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
I am not now That which I have been.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Humility is attentive patience.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.