The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.
Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.