The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies and humors.
The working of great institutions is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self-interest, carelessness and sheer mistake.
What is more important in life than our bodies or in the world than what we look like?
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
Habit is stronger than reason.