The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
A friendliness, as of dwarfs shaking hands, was in the air...
Eccolo! he exclaimed.
Pity, if one can generalize, is at the bottom of woman. When men like us, it is for our better qualities, and however tender their liking, we dare not be unworthy of it, or they will quietly let us go. But unworthiness stimulates woman. It brings out her deeper nature, for good or for evil.
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
There were letters for her at the bureau-one from her brother, full of athletics and biology; one from her mother, delightful as only mother's letters could be. She had read in it of the crocuses which had been bought for yellow and were coming up puce, of the new parlour-maid, who had watered the ferns with essence of lemonade...
I do not want my voice to go out into the air while my heart is sinking.
It's better to be fooled than to be suspicious.
Man has to pick up the use of his functions as he goes along- especially the function of Love.
Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvellous than the land.
And, fatigued by the merciless and enormous day, he lost his usual sane view of human intercourse, and felt that we exist not in ourselves, but in terms of each others' minds—a notion for which logic offers no support and which had attacked him only once before...
She disliked confidences, for they might lead to self-knowledge and to that king of terrors—Light.
While beyond the barrier Maurice wandered, the wrong words on his lips and the wrong desires in his heart, and his arms full of air.
Ideas are fatal to caste.
Science is better than sympathy, if only it is science.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
He preferred to talk to Lucy, whose playing he remembered, rather than to Miss Bartlett, who probably remembered his sermons.
When evil occurs, it expresses the whole of the universe. Similarly when good occurs.
There is no harm in deceiving society as long as she does not find you out, because it is only when she finds you out that you have harmed her; she is not like a friend or God, who are injured by the mere existence of unfaithfulness.
Why children?' he asked. 'Why always children? For love to end where it begins is far more beautiful, and Nature knows it.