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"Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Children, after being limbs of Satan in traditional theology and mystically illuminated angels in the minds of educational reformers, have reverted to being little devils-not theological demons inspired by the Evil One, but scientific Freudian abominations inspired by the Unconscious.
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.
The more we realize our minuteness and our impotence in the face of cosmic forces, the more astonishing becomes what human beings have achieved.
Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.
Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one. Obloquy is, to most men, more painful than death.
Opinions which justify cruelty are inspired by cruel impulses.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
More cranks take up unfashionable errors than unfashionable truths.
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