There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.