A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Common sense is not so common.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Effective action is always unjust.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.