Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Pride consists in a man making his personality the only test, instead of making truth the test. The sceptic feels himself too large to measure life by the largest things; and ends by measuring it by the smallest thing of all.
When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
I have a suspicion that you are all mad,' said Dr. Renard, smiling sociably; ‘but God forbid that madness should in any way interrupt friendship.
The only true free-thinker is he whose intellect is as much free from the future as from the past. He cares as little for what will be as for what has been; he cares only for what ought to be. And for my present purpose I specially insist on this abstract independence.
The issue is now quite clear. It is between light and darkness and every one must choose his side.