No man can be fully efficient if he expects praise or appreciation for what he does.
The most difficult of enterprises is to secure the cooperation of others in enterprises those others did not think of first.
Children and barbarians have clear ideas of justice due to them, but no idea at all of justice due from them.
I've never noticed that being nonsensical keeps things from happening. Don't you ever read about politics?
It was totally unrealistic to think that because there had been wildly unlikely coincidences in the immediate past, that there would be more wildly unlikely ones turning up in orderly succession. Yet...
It isn't illegal to buy an artist's work for peanuts and sell it again at any price one can get. But it is an outrage!
There is never a rational reason for a man to rejoice that a certain pretty girl exists and that he has found her. The experience, however, is universal.
He had a stellar talent. I not only lost a contemporary in the death of Robert E. Howard. The world lost a writer of extraordinary gifts.
Facts are facts! And if they're impossible, they're still facts!
It was a symptom of the insanity of human beings in a cosmos obviously designed for them to live in, but which they industriously prepare to make unlivable.
The secret of getting along with people is that of postponing quarrels.
Adventure is the point where you toss your life on the scales of chance and wait for the pointer to stop.
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