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.
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.
Don't break the silence unless you can improve on it.
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.
Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Faith begins as an experiment, and ends as an experience.
The command, 'Be fruitful and multiply', was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons.
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
The church that is married to the spirit of this age, becomes a widow in the next.
The jealous man is so preoccupied with what he hasn't got that he fails to appreciate the value of what he has got. He loses the ability to feel glad because the sun is shining. He doesn't see the wonder and the newness of the beginning of spring.
Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
God does not always punish a nation by sending it adversity. More often He gives the oppressors their hearts' desire, and sends leanness withal into their soul.
Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
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