The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
A person preaches well that lives well.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Boards don't hit back.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.