It is only, or at any rate it is chiefly, the literary and scientific intelligentsia, the very people who ought to be the guardians of liberty, who are beginning to despise it, in theory as well as in practice.
Listen. The more men you've had, the more I love you. Do you understand that?
England was ruled by an aristocracy constantly recruited from parvenus.
A general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.
All in all it is difficult not to feel that pacifism, as it appears among a section of the intelligentsia, is secretly inspired by an admiration for power and successful cruelty.
Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.