Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations.
Emphatic and reiterated assertion, especially during childhood, produces in most people a belief so firm as to have a hold even over the unconscious.
In our complex world, there cannot be fruitful initiative without government, but unfortunately, there can be government without initiative.
America remained a land of promise for lovers of freedom. Even Byron, at a moment when he was disgusted with Napoleon for not committing suicide, wrote an eloquent stanza in praise of Washington.
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death.
All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.