What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.

What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. – George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. – George Washington

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. It is worse…

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. It is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon…

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it. – GK…

I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.

At least five times…with the Arian and the Albigensian, with the Humanist sceptic, after Voltaire and after…

At least five times…with the Arian and the Albigensian, with the Humanist sceptic, after Voltaire and after Darwin, the Faith has to all appearance gone to the dogs. In each of these five cases it was the dog that died.

Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at…

Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at present is that of finding the policeman half-way down the chimney or even under the bed.

All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is…

All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive.

All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to…

All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to keep the poor man just stout enough to do the work and just thin enough to have to do it.

A yawn is a silent shout. – GK Chesterton

A yawn is a silent shout.

A room without books is like a body without a soul. – GK Chesterton

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

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