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.
Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high.
Don't break the silence unless you can improve on it.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
The happy people are those who are producing something.
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.
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.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
Joy is the triumph of life; it is the sign that we are living our true life as spiritual beings.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent.
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.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and in the passive.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
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