To make a reputation as a deep thinker, settle on a single half-truth early, and spend the rest of your life flogging it.
The last heresy is orthodoxy.
True freaks don’t fly flags.
The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.
A man should be pleased to make subtle errors; it means he has avoided the obvious ones.
The inability to fathom a design without a designer leads to hostility to markets in half of the world, and hostility to Darwin in the other half.
Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.
Moral progress is only economic progress: men in the mass have the ethics they can afford.
One often hears complaints against morally improving books, as if it were better to be degraded by one’s reading.
Diligence is the most menacing of the virtues.