The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.