There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.