A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »
- All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.
- It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.
- Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution –such call I good books.
- To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.
- The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
- I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.