The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -.
The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make.
Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength.
Oh, what lies there are in kisses.
We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.