Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
My specialty is detached malevolence.