He was an embittered atheist the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred jealousy boastfulness disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words it is war minus the shooting.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred and always stronger than internationalism.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics – a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage – surely that proves that you are in the right?
As with the Christian religion the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
No advance in wealth no softening of manners no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.