It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true, that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during "God Save the King" than stealing from a poor box.
The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.
England was ruled by an aristocracy constantly recruited from parvenus.
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour.
Now he had recognized himself as a dead man it became important to stay alive as long as possible.
But no advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimetre nearer. From the point of view of the Low, no historic change has ever meant much more than a change in the name of their masters.