It exasperated her to think that the dungeon in which she had languished for so many unhappy years had been unlocked all the time, and that the impulses she had so carefully struggled with and stifled for the sake of keeping well with society, were precisely those by which alone she could have come
Whether you think Jesus was God or not, you must admit he was a first-rate political economist.
Nothing is more dreadful than a husband who keeps telling you everything he thinks, and always wants to know what you think.
I never expect a soldier to think.
If you do things merely because you think some other fool expects you to do them, and he expects you to do them because he thinks you expect him to expect you to do them, it will end in everybody doing what nobody wants to do, which is in my opinion a silly state of things.
Always strive to find out what to do by thinking, without asking anybody. If you continually do this, you will soon act like a grown-up woman. For want of doing this, a very great number of grown-up people act like children.
Think what cowards men would be if they had to bear children. Women are altogether a superior species.
You are all alike, you respectable people. You can't tell me the bursting strain of a ten-inch gun, which is a very simple matter;but you all think you can tell me the bursting strain of a man under temptation. You daren't handle high explosives; but you're all ready to handle honesty and truth and
A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else.
Men are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies; but when it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.
You're only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.
If we have come to think that the nursery and the kitchen are the natural sphere of a woman, we have done so exactly as English children come to think that a cage is the natural sphere of a parrot: because they have never seen one anywhere else.
I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.... What is middle class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.
Very nice sort of place, Oxford, I should think, for people that like that sort of place.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
Our prejudices are so deeply rooted that we never think of them as prejudices but call them common sense.
It is feeling that sets a man thinking, and not thought that sets him feeling.
The British churchgoer prefers a severe preacher because he thinks a few home truths will do his neighbors no harm.
The public want actresses, because they think all actresses bad. They don't want music or poetry because they know that both are good. So actors and actresses thrive and poets and composers starve.
When a lion meets another with a louder roar, the first lion thinks the last a bore.
We are more gullible and superstitious today than we were in the Middle Ages, and an example of modern credulity is the widespread belief that the Earth is round. The average man can advance not a single reason for thinking that the Earth is round. He merely swallows this theory because there is som
Ye poor posterity, think not that ye are the first. Other fools before ye have seen the sun rise and set, and the moon change her shape and her hour. As they were so ye are; and yet not so great; for the pyramids my people built stand to this day; whilst the dustheaps on which ye slave, and which ye
I really don't think I could consent to go to Heaven if I thought there were no animals there.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.