The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.
No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
Love is life’s end, but never ending. Love is life’s wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love’s life’s reward, rewarded in rewarding.
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts – as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is – a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.