Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.
With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.