We now have a strong desire for living combined with a strange carelessness about dying. We desire life like water and yet are ready to drink death like wine.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Human nature simply cannot subsist without a hope and aim of some kind; as the sanity of the Old Testament truly said, where there is no vision the people perish. But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.
Posting a letter and getting married are among the few things left that are entirely romantic; for to be entirely romantic a thing must be irrevocable.
When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at present is that of finding the policeman half-way down the chimney or even under the bed.