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If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
Yet we can maintain a free society only if we recognize that in a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his own way all the time, and no one is right all the time.
Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden.
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Opposition is true friendship.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
It must be peace without victory; only a peace between equals can last.
The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
My library was dukedom large enough.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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