Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.