b. 1872; d. 1970
Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as to seem not worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.