... the hydrostatic paradox of controversy. Don't you know what that means? Well, I will tell you. You know that, if you had a bent tube, one arm of which was of the size of a pipe-stem, and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way. And the fools know it.
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Our brains our seventy year clocks, the angel of life winds them up once and for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the angel of resurrection.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
I should like to see any kind of a man, distinguishable from a gorilla that some good and even pretty woman could not shape a husband out of.
Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.
In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task with so little expenditure of force that the intellect is left comparatively free.