Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
Don't break the silence unless you can improve on it.
The happy people are those who are producing something.
In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
They who will live for others shall have great troubles, but they shall seem to them small. Those who will live for themselves shall have small troubles, but they shall seem to them great.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
Faith begins as an experiment, and ends as an experience.
Joy is the triumph of life; it is the sign that we are living our true life as spiritual beings.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.
To marry is to get a binocular view of life.
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
Nature takes away any faculty that is not used.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
We should think of the church as an orchestra in which the different churches play on different instruments while a Divine Conductor calls the tune.
Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
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