''The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.''
''There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.''
''Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.''
''This little upset across the water doesn't mean anything. Threatened men live long and threatened wars never occur.''
''Dragging out life to the last possible second is not living to the best effect. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. The best of life, Passworthy, lies nearest to the edge of death.''
''If we don't end war, war will end us.''
''I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.''
''Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.''
''You are not mechanics, you are warriors. You have been trained, not to think, but to do.''
''One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.''
''It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.''
''Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.''
''The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.''
''There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.''
''Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.''
''There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.''
''I don't suppose any man has ever understood any woman since the beginning of things. You don't understand our imaginations, how wild our imaginations can be.''
''The State's your mother, your father, the totality of your interests. No discipline can be too severe for the man that denies that by word or deed.''
''Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.''
''Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.''
''The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.''
''You've got the subtlety of a bullfrog.''
''Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.''
''In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.''
''He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.''