One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A person may cause evil to others, not only by his actions, but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius mental vigor and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future.