We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
Custom is, to think a handsome thing in private but tame it down in the utterance.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful, is the cause of half their errors.
Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you’re not really interested in order to get where you’re going.
Our concern must be to live while we’re alive… to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
How glorious it is — and also how painful — to be an exception.