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.
A man is never so truly and intensely himself as when he is most possessed by God. It is impossible to say where, in the spiritual life, the human will leaves off and divine grace begins.
Nature takes away any faculty that is not used.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
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.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
Experience is a good teacher, but her fees are very high.
The Devil deserves zero tolerance.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
Joy is the triumph of life; it is the sign that we are living our true life as spiritual beings.
The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
Take away fear, and the battle of Freedom is half won.
To marry is to get a binocular view of life.
It is quite natural and inevitable that, if we spend sixteen hours daily of our waking lives in thinking about the affairs of the world and five minutes in thinking about God and our souls, this world will seem two hundred times more real to us than God.
Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
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.
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