Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
There are two kinds of fools One says, ''This is old therefore it is good.'' The other one says, ''This is new therefore it is better.''
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
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
Many people believe that they are attracted by God or by nature, when they are only repelled by man.
The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England
I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The command Be fruitful and multiply was promulgated according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons
The soul is dyed by the color of its leisure hours
Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products